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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rising and Falling Intonation

Objective: Distinguish rising and falling intonation
  • We use the rising intonation for Yes-No questions.
  • We use the falling intonation for WH-questions
Activity 1:
Direction: Thumbs up after the question which has a rising intonation and thumbs down after the question which has a falling intonation.
  1. How does an elephant sleep?
  2. What did you learn from your field trip?
  3. Is it safe to cross the hanging bridge?
  4. Do plants sleep at night?
  5. Are you afraid of ghost?
Activity 2:
Direction: Produce the sound of bird (tweet,tweet) for rising intonation and the sound of a frog (Kokak,Kokak) for falling intonation.
  1. Should we pray before meals?
  2. Why are the rice terraces called the stairway to heaven?
  3. Do plants need sunlight in order to grow?
  4. How was the earth formed?
  5. Can an alligator swim?
Activity 3:
Direction: Choose a partner. Take turns reading the sentences. Draw arrow-Up, if the intonation is rising and arrow down, if falling.
  1. Did she give half of her money to the orphanage?
  2. Are you going to church on Sunday?
  3. Why are earthworms useful to plants?
  4. What is your favorite hobby?
  5. Is Chinchin coming with us?

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