THIS is a revolutionary NEW way to learn/teach intonation, which I, Leon of Leon's planet created myself. I hope you like it. I encourage feedback.
Intonation is one of those things best taught by a native speaker, however, I recently decided that it might not be necessary to have a native speaker present. Just follow the technique that I have designed, and you will be able to teach yourself. K?
Step 1. Get an English text/composition.
Step 2. Mark the stress according to the following system ACE=strongest stress, 10=least stress.
(Words that are exceptions receive NO stress). [I suggest you use highlighters].
Practice: Listen and Repeat.
(mp3 at bottom).
See how the brighter the
word, the stronger the stress.
NOTE: italicized words and ALL-CAPS words are stressed strongly.
ONE FINAL LEGAL NOTE:
I, (Leon Priz), have designed this form of study for intonation BY MYSELF. I designed it, taught it, and have been teaching it for years (at least since 1995, when I started teaching EFL to adults). I therefore reserve the right to name this method of study. Also, unless anyone has come up with this idea before me, I reserve all rights to the invention of this technique. I do not know if someone has come up with such an idea until this very day. I publish this idea here for all to use (as learner), to quote (as academic), or to implement (as teacher), however, I would appreciate all persons following the conventions of our modern, global society and give me credit for inventing this technique of study.
The name that I shall give to this technique is: Phonemic Color-coding.
Please give credit where credit is due.
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