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Part I. Introductory + Corrective Course

Unit 1. The Vowel ... 12
Unit 2. The Vowel ... 15
Unit 3. The Diphthong ... 32
Unit 4. The Diphthong ... 41
Unit 5. The Vowel ... 56
Unit 6. The Diphthong ... 62
Unit 7. The Vowel ... 67
Unit 8. The Diphthong ... 74
Unit 9. The Vowel ... 80
Unit 10. The Vowel , Diphthong ... 85
Unit 11. The Diphthong ... 89
Unit 12. The Vowel ... 89
Unit 13. The Diphthong ... 94
Unit 14. The Vowel ... 101
Unit 15. The Vowel ... 106
Unit 16. The Vowel ... 115
Unit 17. The Diphthong ... 120
Unit 18. The Vowel ... 124

 

Part II. Further Sound and Intonation Practice

Unit I ... 130

A. Further Sound Practice ... 130
The Vowel i: ... 130
The Vowel i ... 131
The Diphthong ie ... 132
The Consonant [p] ... 133
The Consonant [b] ... 135
The Consonant [m] ... 135

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 137
Intonation Pattern I (Low Pre-Head +) Low Fall (+ Tail) ... 137
Intonation Pattern II (Low Pre-Head +) High Head + Low Fall (+ Tail) ... 143

C. Intonational Styles Practice ... 148
Born Yesterday by Dylan Thomas (poem) ... 148
Balzac as a Handwriting Expert (joke) ... 148

Unit II ... 150

A. Further Sound Practice ... 150

The Vowel a ... 150
The Vowel [e] ... 151
The Diphthong ei ... 151
The Consonant [t] ... 153
The Consonant [d] ... 155
The Consonant [n] ... 156

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 157

Intonation Pattern III (Low Pre-Head +) Falling Head + Low Fall (+ Tail) ... 157
Intonation Pattern IV (Low Pre-Head +) Stepping Head + Low Fall (+Tail) ... 159
Accidental Rise ... 162

C. Intonational Styles Practice ... 163
An American and a Scotsman (joke) ... 163

Unit III ... 164

A. Further Sound Practice ... 164

The Vowel eob ... 164
The Vowel ee ... 165
The Diphthong eu ... 166
The Consonant [k] ... 167
The Consonant [g] ... 168
The Consonant ndli ... 169
Weak Forms (Ex. 18) ... 170

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 171

Intonation Pattern V (Low Pre-Head +) Low Rise (+ Tail) ... 171
Sequence of Tones ...180
Alternative Questions ... 180
Disjunctive Questions ... 181

C. Intonational Styles Practice ................................................................... 186

Afternoon Tea (dialogue) ... 186
The Smoking Chimney (joke) ... 187
On a Diet (rhyme) ... 188

Unit IV ... 189

A. Further Sound Practice ......................................................................... 189

The Vowel akap ... 189
The Vowel adl ... 190
The Diphthong ai ... 191
The Consonant [f] ... 192
The Consonant [v] ... 193
The Consonant [w] ... 194
Weak Forms (Ex. 19) ... 195

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 196

Intonation Pattern VI (Low Pre-Head +) High Head + Low Rise (+Tail) ... 196

C. Further Rhythm Practice ... 200

Stress and Rhythm ... 200

D. Intonational Styles Practice ... 203

At the Department Store (dialogue) ... 203
Helens Eyes (joke) ... 204
Those Evening Bells by Th. Moore (poem) ... 204

Unit V ... 206

A. Further Sound Practice ... 206

The Vowel ukor ... 206
The Vowel [u:] ... 207
The Diphthong ue ... 208
The Consonant [s] ... 209
The Consonant [z] ... 209
The Consonant [r] ... 210

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 212

Intonation Pattern VII (Low Pre-Head +) Stepping/Falling Head + Low Rise (+Tail) ... 212
Sequence of Tones ... 219
The Simple Sentence. Intonation of Adverbials ... 219
Adverbial Clauses of Condition and Time ... 221

C. Further Rhythm Practice ... 222

D. Intonational Styles Practice ... 225

One day Mrs Jones went shopping (joke) ... 225
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost (poem) ... 225

Unit VI ... 227

A. Further Sound Practice ... 227
The Vowel aobo ... 227
The Vowel odl ... 228
The Diphthong oi ... 229
The Consonant ss ... 229
The Consonant zz ... 230
The Consonant [l] ... 231

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 232

Intonation of the Authors Words ... 232

C. Intonational Styles Practice ... 240

Sonnet Composed upon Westminster Bridge by W. Wordsworth ... 240
Dialogue ... 240

Unit VII ... 242

A. Further Sound Practice ... 242

The Diphthong au ... 242
The Consonants sss, zzz ... 243
The Consonant [h] ... 244

B. Further Intonation Practice ... 245

Intonation Pattern VIII (Low Pre-Head +) Fall-Rise (+Tail) ... 245
Intonation of Parentheses ...248

C. Intonational Styles Practice ... 250

Little Red-Cap (fairy tale) ... 251

Unit VIII ... 256

A. Further Sound Practice ... 256

The Diphthong ee ... 256
The Consonants ts and dz ... 258
The Consonant [j] ... 260

B. Further Intonation Practice .................................................................. 262

Intonation Pattern IX (Low Pre-Head +) (High Level Head +) High Rise (+Tail) ... 262
Intonation of Direct Address ............................................................................... 265

C. Intonational Styles Practice ................................................................... 267

Cinderella (fairy tale) ...................................................................................... 267

Part III. Advanced Pronunciation Practice

Unit 1. Sound Sequences (Clusters) ... 270

1. Initial Clusters ... 270
2. Medial Clusters ... 277
3. Final Clusters ... 279
4. Longer Consonant Sequences ... 282
5. Elision of Consonants ... 283

Unit 2. I. Weak Forms ... 285
II. Length Reduction ... 292
III. Dropping of Vowels in Non%Initial Unstressed Syllables ... 293

Unit 3. Contractions ... 294

Unit 4. Link-up ... 297

Unit 5. Word Stress ... 300

Unit 6. Rhythm Practice ... 303

1. Rhythm Units ... 303
2. Rhythm Patterns ... 305
3. Regularity of Stress ... 314
4. Unstressed Pronouns ... 315

Unit 7. Intonation Practice ... 316

1. High Fall ... 316
2. Rise-Fall ... 321
3. Mid-Level Tone (the Terrace) ... 326
4. Tone Group Sequences ... 329

Unit 8. Intonation in Use ... 336

1. Placement of Sentence Stress (Highlighting) ... 336
2. Choice of Terminal Tone ... 342
3. Intonation and Social Roles of Speakers ... 345

Part IV. Pronunciation as Part of Effective Communication

Unit 1. Conversational Style ... 349

A. Dialogue ... 349
I. Small Talk ... 349
II. Discussions ... 352
III. More Dialogue Strategies ... 359

B. Monologue ... 362
I. Models of Conversational Monologues. Analysis and Practice ... 363
II. Giving a Talk. Practice ... 368

Unit 2. Informational Style ... 370

I. Models of Informational Monologues. Analysis and Practice ... 371
II. Giving an Informational Talk. Practice ... 390

Unit 3. Academic Style (Lectures) ... 396

I. Models of Academic Public Presentations. Analysis and Practice .. 397
II. Presentation Practice ... 409

Unit 4. Publicistic Style (Public Addresses) ... 419

I. Models of Publicistic Presentations. Analysis and Practice ... 420
II. Presentation Practice ... 428

Unit 5. Declamatory (Artistic Style) ... 429

I. Poetry ................................................................................. 429
II. Prose .................................................................................. 443
III. Drama ................................................................................ 450