Rising and Falling Intonations
This resource will help your students use the correct intonation in asking yes-no question and questions introduced by interrogative, differentiate rising from falling intonation and recognize the importance of expressing questions properly
A. Preparatory Activities
How does it feel to see someone whom you haven’t seen for quite a long time? What questions would you ask him/her?
Read the dialog.
Marigold: Hello, Jaime.
Jaime: Hi, Marigold.
Marigold: How are you?
Jaime: Just fine, thank you. How about you?
Marigold: I’m fine, too.
Jaime: Where are you going?
Marigold: I’m going to the mall.
Jaime: I’m going to the mall, too.
Shall we go together?
Marigold: Sure, let’s go.
3. Comprehension Check-up
a. Who are the persons in the dialog?
b. Where are they going?
c. What do you think Jaime and Marigold felt upon seeing each other?
Give the questions mentioned in the dialog.
a. How are you?
b. How about you?
c. Where are you going?
d. Shall we go together?