- sentence stress (content words, function words, etc.)
- word stress
- intonation / pitch
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
- What's your favourite colour?
- What's your favourite season?
- What's your favourite food?
- Where do you live?
- When did you come to Canada?
Monday, September 27, 2010
Today we continued talking about rising, falling and level intonation. I asked you which intonation we use in questions. You said rising. I asked you if we use rising in all questions or just certain questions. Together we figured out that we use rising intonation in Yes / No questions, but not in Wh- questions.
I asked if any of you had ever played the game "Twenty Questions." None of you had. I explained the game and showed you some cards I had made up with names of some famous people, some places, objects and jobs. On one side of the cards was the category, such as JOB. On the other side was the name of the job or person or place, etc.
I demonstrated the game for you and then we brainstormed some good questions to ask the person who has the secret. For a person, we came up with questions such as:
- Is the person dead?
- Is the person a celebrity?
- Is the person a man?
- Is the person in politics?
For the category THINGS, one question we often start with is: "Is it bigger than a bread box?" Click here to see a picture of a bread box.
For a job, we can ask things such as:
- Does it pay well?
- Is it a dangerous job?
- Is it an outdoor job?
- Is it physical work?
Next we practiced rising intonation while practicing these questions orally. Then we got into groups of three to play Twenty Questions.
I hope you enjoyed the class. See you in the lab tomorrow!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
- Name three apples that are red
- Tell me two apples that are tart
- Name three apples that are hard and crisp
- Name three apples that are good in salads
- Name two apples that are green
- Tell me the names of three apples that keep well
- Name two apples that are good in pies
- Name three ingredients you need to bake an apple pie
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
- someone you haven't seen in a year
- someone you are angry with
- your boss
- your teacher
- a little baby