Three Takes on Intonation

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English Teaching Professional, issue 40, September 2005

There are three distinct aspects of intonation:
1. Separating what you say into groups of words;
2. Stressing the most important word in each of these groups;
3. Ending each group of words with the voice going up or down.

In this article, we’ll look at simple, practical ways of presenting intonation from each of these three ‘takes’ in turn.


Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca

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Written by Robin Walker, Oxford University Press 2010
ISBN 978-0-19-442200-0 (This review first appeared in English Teaching Professional)


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