Today's lesson is especially good for those of you who fish or who stroll along the riverside. When you see someone else fishing, you can start a conversation by asking about their luck fishing.
Here are some ways to start the conversation:
"Hi! Caught anything?"Or...
"Having much luck?"These two are yes/no questions, so don't forget the rising intonation.
"What kinds of fish have you caught today?"That's a wh- question, so your voice goes up on the word FISH, then down again.
If you are also fishing, you can tell the other person about your fish. You can say,
"I really like catching perch. They are delicious."The most stressed words are PERCH and DELICIOUS.
You can also ask people how they cook their fish. You can say:
"Do you fry your fish? I steam mine."Those sentences are contrasting two ways of cooking, so you need to stress the words FRY and STEAM.
Give this a try the next time you are down by the water.