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(What do people often do to prepare for ↘Tet?)

2. How many solutions did the expert offer?

……………………………………………………………

(How many solutions did the expert ↘ offer?)

3. Why can’t women in the world limit the size of their family?

………………………………………………………………

(Why can’t women in the world limit the size of their ↘family?)

4. Where can you find these scenes?

………………………………………………………………

(Where can you find these ↘scenes?)

5. When did he become the first official female champion?

………………………………………………………………

(When did he become the first official female ↘champion?)

d. Exclamations:

Examples:

*How nice of ↘you!

*That’s just what I ↘need!

*You don’t ↘say!

*What a beautiful ↘voice!

*That’s a ↘surprise!

Exercises and keys of Exclamations:

Put the symbol “↘” at the end of each exclamatory sentence and practise

reading aloud these sentences :

1. Watch out!

……………………………………………………………..

(Watch ↘out!)

2. What a wonderful holiday!

……………………………………………………………

(What a wonderful ↘ holiday!)

3. What pretty girls!

………………………………………………………………

(What pretty ↘girls!)

4. How well he swims!

………………………………………………………………

(How well he ↘swims!)

5. How thick is the book!

………………………………………………………………

(How thick is the ↘book!)

e. Tag questions:

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Tag questions are statements requesting confirmation or inviting agreement rather

than questions, in which case we use a falling tone at the end.

Examples:

*He thinks he’s so clever, doesn’t ↘ he?

*She’s such a nuisance, isn’t ↘ she?

*I failed the test because I didn’t revise, did ↘ I?

*It doesn’t seem to bother him much, does ↘ it?

*You like it, don’t ↘ you?

Exercises and keys of tag questions:

Put the symbol “↘” at the end of each tag question and practise reading aloud

these questions :

1. You live here, don’t you?

……………………………………………………………..

(You live here, don’t ↘ you?)

2. No one likes snakes, do they?

……………………………………………………………

(No one likes snakes, do↘ they?)

3. Human beings have made efforts to protect the environment,

haven’t they?

………………………………………………………………

(Human beings have made efforts to protect the environment, haven’t

↘ they?)

4. People are killing endangered animals for fur, skin and food, aren’t

they?

………………………………………………………………

(People are killing endangered animals for fur, skin and food, aren’t ↘

they?)

5. The competition was sponsored by the Students’ Parents Society,

wasn’t it?

………………………………………………………………

(The competition was sponsored by the Students’ Parents Society, wasn’t ↘

it?)

Type 2: Rising intonation (↗)

This tone is used in genuine “Yes/No” questions where the speaker is sure that he

does not know the answer, and that the addressee knows the answer. Such Yes/No

questions are uttered with a rising tone. The pitch of the voice rises at the end of a

sentence. Rising intonation invites the speaker to continue talking.

a. Yes/no questions: (Questions that can be answered by “yes” or “no”.)

Examples:

*Do you like your new ↗teacher?

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*Have you finished ↗already?

*May I borrow your ↗dictionary?

*Do you have any ↗magazines?

*Do you sell ↗stamps?

Exercises and keys of “Yes/no-questions”:

Put the symbol “↗” at the end of each question and practise reading aloud these

questions :

1. Have you talked to her?

……………………………………………………………..

(Have you talked to ↗her?)

2. Do you like this picture?

……………………………………………………………

(Do you like this ↗ picture?)

3. Are you going to celebrate your wedding anniversaries in the future?

………………………………………………………………

(Are you going to celebrate your wedding anniversaries in the ↗future?)

4. Did you take a gift for the host?

………………………………………………………………

(Did you take a gift for the ↗host?)

5. Were there any decorations?

………………………………………………………………

(Were there any ↗decorations?)

b. Tag questions: (Tag questions that show uncertainty and require an answer

[real questions]).

Examples:

*We have met already, ↗haven’t we?

*You like fish, ↗don’t you?

*You are a new student, ↗aren’t you?

*The view is beautiful, ↗isn’t it?

*He didn’t come to class for three days, ↗did he?

Exercises and keys of “Tag questions”:

Put the symbol “↗” at the end of each question and practise reading aloud these

questions :

1. You have talked to her, haven’t you?

……………………………………………………………..

(You have talked to her ↗haven’t you?)

2. You like this picture, don’t you?

……………………………………………………………

(You like this picture, ↗ don’t you?)

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3. You are going to celebrate your wedding anniversaries in the future,

aren’t you?

………………………………………………………………………………..

(You are going to celebrate your wedding anniversaries in the future,

↗ aren’t you?)

4. You took a gift for the host, didn’t you?

………………………………………………………………

(You took a gift for the host, ↗didn’t you?)

5. There were some decorations?

………………………………………………………………

(There were some decorations, ↗ weren’t there?)

c. Echo questions:

Echo question is a type of direct question that repeats part or all of something

which someone else has just said. We use echo question because we have not heard

or understood what they said or because we are surprised by what the speaker has

told us.

Examples:

*A: I got a full mark in my last test.

B: Oh! Did ↗ you?

*A: John has got married.

B: Has ↗ he?

*A: I met Brad Pitt.

B: You met ↗ who?

A: Brad Pitt.

B: You don’t say!

Exercises and keys of “Echo questions”:

Put the symbol “↗” at the end of each question and practise reading aloud these

questions :

1.

A: I’m going to Turkey this summer.

B:Are you? That’s great.

A: ……………………………………………………………………………

B: ……………………………………………………………………………

(A: I’m going to Turkey this summer.

B:Are ↗ you? That’s great.)

2.

A: I went to Iceland to visit the volcanoes.

B: You went where? To visit what?

A: ……………………………………………………………………………

B: ……………………………………………………………………………

(A. I went to Iceland to visit the volcanoes.)

B: You went ↗where? To visit ↗what?)

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3.



A: My new iphone cost me $800.

B: Your new iphone cost you how much?

A: ……………………………………………………………………………

B: ……………………………………………………………………………

(A: My new iphone cost me $800.

B: Your new iphone cost you ↗how much?)

4.

A: What do you want?

B: What do I want? I just want a cup of coffee.

A:…………………………………………………………………………….

B: ……………………………………………………………………………

(A: What do you want?

B: What do I ↗want? I just want a cup of coffee.)

5.

A: I’m quitting school.

B: You are quitting school?

A: That’s right.

B: That’s an interesting thing to do.

A:…………………………………………………………………………….

B: ……………………………………………………………………………

A:…………………………………………………………………………….

B: ……………………………………………………………………………

(A: I’m quitting school.

B: You are quitting ↗school?

A: That’s right.

B: That’s an interesting thing to do.)

Type 3: Rise-Fall intonation (↗ ↘)

When there are two or more syllables in the tail, the syllable immediately following

the tonic syllable is always higher and any following syllables are low.

a. Alternative questions:

Examples:

*Are you having ↗ soup or ↘salad?

*Is John leaving on ↗ Thursday or ↘Friday?

*Does he speak ↗ German or ↘French?

*Is your name ↗ Ava or ↘Eva?

*Would you like↗ some ice cream or ↘some cake?

Exercises and keys of “Alternative questions”:

Put the symbol “↗” or “↘”at the end of each question and practise reading

aloud these questions :

1. Does she work in the city or in the suburb?

……………………………………………………………..

(Does she work ↗in the city ↘in the suburb?)

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