Please sign the attendance clipboard. Please give me your homework (transcriptions & stress dittos). Then, answer the following questions. Lesson 3: Sentence Stress. 1. If I say “GREENhouse” am I describing A or B?. A. B. GREENhouse. green HOUSE. Answer: A.
Please give me your homework (transcriptions & stress dittos).
Then, answer the following questions.
1. If I say “GREENhouse” am I describing A or B?
2. Why did you choose your answer?
Answer: I chose ‘A’ because compound words are stressed on the first syllable.
The suffix –en does not get stressed. Ex: taken, forsaken
If the prefix is used with a noun, stress the prefix. Ex. There was a REcall on cribs.
LITtle Jack HORner
SAT in aCORner
EATing his CHRISTmas PIE
He STUCK in his THUMB
And PULLED out aPLUM,
And SAID “What a GOOD boy am I.”
HOW does yourGARden GROW?
With SILver BELLS,
And COckle SHELLS,
And PREtty maids ALL in a ROW
Remember: these stress rules work MOST of the time, but not ALWAYS. Because English is STRESS-TIMED, sometimes words that are supposed to get stress, get REDUCED.
“The students with the highest grades study at home.”
Answer: “The STUdents with the HIGHest GRADES STUDY at HOME.”
Reason: The (determiner) STUDENTS (noun) with (preposition) the (determiner) highest (adjective) grades (noun) study (main verb) at (preposition) home (noun).
Practice this sentence with the correct stresses with your partner!
A: What do you do for exercise?
B: I play tennis and I like to lift weights.
B: What do you do?
A: I run and I like to swim.
Which words gets stress? Discuss with your partner.
Stress words that give new information! Here, ‘you’ is changing the focus to a new person.
Now, practice the dialogue with your partner!
Now, take an activity card. Use the sports on the card to change the dialogue. Practice the new dialogue with your partner.
A:WHAT do you DO for EXerCISE?
B: I play _______ and I like to _______.
B: WHAT do YOU do?
A: I _______ and I LIKE to _______.
Practice reading your quotes out loud with the correct stresses to your partner.