3.6 Giving extended answers
Read and complete the activities in the presentation below:
Let's practise some pronunciation now.
We often make one word in a phrase or sentence strong to emphasise something.
In the example below, putting the main stress in the sentence on the word 'necessarily' helps to emphasise that we are taking a balanced position in relation to the question.
- Is watching TV a waste of time?
I don't think watching television is necesSARily a waste of time
Practise saying this sentence as in the example:
In the following answer to the question, putting the sentence stress on 'can' again helps to emphasise that the speaking is taking a balanced position.
- Are cities good places to live?
I think cities CAN be good places to live.
Practise saying this sentence with the main stress on 'can' as in the example:
We often stress adverbs to add emphasis to our meaning:
"I think gift giving is exTREMely important...
and this unDOUBTedly helps the economy"
Practise saying these sentences with the same sentence stress:
Notice how the negative modal verb 'shouldn't' and 'obliged' are said very strongly to add emphasis to the meaning:
"I don't see why rich countries SHOULDn't help poor countries. I think they should be oBLIGED to do so."
Try recording yourself saying the above using the same sentence stress pattern:
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