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Intonation is another feature of speech which affect the understanding of a message. This is the rise and fall of the voice in speech (or the vanation) in pitch intonation convey the attitude or mood of the speaker to his audience.

Intonation is the change in the level of pitch (how high or low the voice is) make    speech interesting.

The two basic pattern of intonation is the falling tune and the rising tune, using up         and down         for indication. Example

Statement

–           The ‘student are’ working’ hard’ (     )

See also  INFORMAL LETTER

–           Bola will be ‘here’ ‘anytime’ (      )

–           ‘Rose is a ‘beautiful girl (    )

The people in the ‘office ‘stole the car (      )

Incomplete Sentence

‘when she ‘comes to school……(      )

‘if I were ‘you……..(       )

Just as the man arrived (       )

 

Command or Order;

‘Get out of here! (     )

‘Open the ‘door at ‘once! (     )

‘Don’t touch the food!  (     )

‘Be careful! (     )

 

Yes/No Question

Is this your bag?   (     )

See also  LETTER WRITING

Did you see them? (     )

Is the story true?  (     )

 

See also

Narrative and Descriptive Essay

PHRASES AND NOUN CLAUSES

FORMAL LETTER

ADVERBIAL & TENSES

VOWEL SOUNDS /a:/

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