10. Practise the following dialogues. Use the High Fall in them. Observe the attitudes you convey:
— Oh, dear! Oh!
— I'm so sorry! I do hope I haven't hurt you!
— Oh, no. I was just a little startled, that's all. It's quite all right.
— Do you like this flat?
— Oh, yes, 1 do, definitely.
— I'm afraid I couldn't possibly do that.
— Why not?
— You'll have to clean the window.
— Not me!
— Why not?
— I did it last time.
— Whose turn is it then?
— Helen's, I think.
11. Listen to the Verbal Context suggested by the teacher. Reply by using one of the drill sentences below. Pronounce it with Intonation Pattern IХ. Say what attitude you mean to render;
|I'll ring you up on Sunday,||Right! Good! Fine! Certainly! Naturally! Surely! Oh, ho! That won't do!|
|It all depends on the weather.||Right you are! Exactly so! Naturally! Undoubtedly! Sure enough! By no means! You are wrong! Far from it! Certainly not!|
|I shall take you to the Opera House.||Fine! Good! Certainty not this week! Agreed! Settled! Oh, no!|
|Will you be ready by six?||Certainly! Decidedly! I think so! Undoubtedly! Surely not!|
|I believe he's finished bis job.||Hardly ever! I think so! Sure enough!|
Make up a dialogue of your own, using some of the phrases from Ex. 10.
13. This exercise is meant to develop your ability to hear and reproduce intonation in conversation.
a) Listen to the dialogue "A Visit to the Doctor" carefully, sentence by sentence. Write it down. Mark the stresses and tunes. Your teacher will help you to correct your variant. Practise reading each sentence of your corrected variant after the cassette-recorder.
b) Record your reading of the dialogue. Play the recording back immediately for the teacher and your fellow-students to detect your errors. Practise the dialogue for test reading.
c) Make up conversational situations with the following phrases:
Well, what's the matter with ...?
You'd better ask me what is not the matter with me, ...
To make things still worse ...
D) Make up a talk about illnesses and their treatment, using phrases from the dialogue above. Work in pairs.
E) Imagine you are consulting a doctor — tell him what troubles you. Imagine you are a doctor. You diagnose the case as quinsy. Tell your
Patient what he should do to get well.
This exercise is meant to develop your ability to hear and reproduce intonation in reading.
A) Listen to the text carefully, sentence by sentence. Write down the text. Mark the stresses and tunes. The teacher will help you to correct your variant Practise reading each sentence of your corrected variant after the cassette-recorder.
B) Record your reading. Play the recording back immediately for the teacher and your fellow-students to detect your errors.