Due 4/21/06
  1. Listen and practice: tracks 7-10 (CD 2).
Due 4/1406
  1. Listen and practice: tracks 7-10 (CD 2).
  2. Please read the article recommended by Peggy Schuyler at ImprovePresentationAndCommunicationSkillsWritingSkillsMotivation
Due 4/07/06
  1. Listen and practice: tracks 7-8 (CD 2).
Due 3/31/06
  1. Listen and practice: tracks 5-7 (CD 2). Please review again the "Summary of Stress in Two-Word Phrases" on page 30.
Due 3/24/06
  1. Listen and practice: tracks 3-5 (CD 2). Please review the "Summary of Stress in Two-Word Phrases" on page 30.
Due 3/17/06
  1. Listen and practice: CD 2 , tracks 1-5. Mark intonation for the following phrases.
Due 3/10/06
  1. Listen and practice: CD 1, tracks 41-45 (set phrases)
Due 3/03/06
  1. Listen and practice: CD 1, tracks 38-40 (descriptive phrases, beginning of set phrases)
  2. Memorise exercise 1-18, page 17, trying to apply the right intonation.
Due 2/24/06
  1. Exercise 1-23, page 22.
  2. Memorise exercise 1-18, page 17, trying to apply the right intonation.
  3. Listen to CD 1, tracks 34-38 (complex intonation -- descriptive phrases).
Due 2/17/06
  1. Listen to the CD 1, tracks 31-33.
  2. Learn by exercise 1-18 by heart applying the required intonation pattern. Next person who gives a 5-minute presentation is going to start with this exercize (This time it is Susan). As we saw at our previous meeting (lead by Yi), this is a very good example to practice intonation - let's keep practicing !
Due 2/10/06
  1. Listen to the CD 1, tracks 17-28.
  2. Learn by exercise 1-18 by heart applying the required intonation pattern. Next person who gives a 5-minute presentation is going to start with this exercize (The first one is Sheril). Learning by heart is very important when it gets to learning a foreign language. We are not going to do it often. However we need to learn this exercise to focus on the intonation of the speaker and to be able to assess it.
Due 2/03/06
  1. No home assignment.
Due 1/20/06
  1. Listen to the CD 1, tracks 11-20. (I'll prepare questions and make sure everybody has time to practice)
  2. Angel prepares a talk.
Due 1/13/06
  1. Listen to the CD 1, tracks 6-20. (I'll prepare questions and make sure everybody has time to practice)
  2. Claudia prepares a talk.
Due 12/30/05
  1. Listen to/read sound track 4. Answer the following questions:
  • How NOT to speak American (choose one answer): (A)Speak word by word, (B)Connect words to form sound groups, (C)Use staircase intonation, (D) B and C ?
  • What are three ways to make intonation ?

Due 12/16/05
  1. Write down a short story (about 7 sentences) on any topics. Be prepared to tell this story without looking at the notes.
  2. Listen to/read sound track 2. Write down three words with tense vowels, three words with lax vowels, three words with voiced consonants, three words with unvoiced consonants.
Topic revision: r22 - 12 Jun 2006, TatsukiKoyama
 

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