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Sleep (V. Evans, p. 30)



Listen to the dialogue, put stress-tone marks. Practice reading and reciting the dialogue. (Headway, p.39)

Find sentences with the High Fall and the Fall-Rise. How are they different from the others?

A How are Judith and Timothy Thorpes triplets?

BThose three? Well both Heather and Cathy are very healthy, but I think theyre having rather a lot of trouble with Matthew.

AWith Matthew? Whats the matter with Matthew?

B Teething troubles, I think, and then he wont eat anything.

A Teething troubles? But how old are the triplets now?

BI think theyre about thirteen months.

A Thirteen months? Oh, I thought they were a lot younger than that.

BNo, they must be thirteen months because it was their first birthday at the end of last month on the thirtieth or was it the thirty-first?

AOh, dear, and I didnt send them anything, not even a birthday card I wonder what Judith and Timothy thought?

B Dont distress yourself, dear, they didnt say anything to me

 

2. Listen to the dialogue; find sentences with the Sliding and Scandent scales and define their type.

Pay attention to the sentences with the Fall-Riseand the Rise-Fall. How do they sound? Transcribe the sentences in bold and draw tonograms to them. Learn the dialogue by heart.

 

Nursing a Sick Husband

 

Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry Nora Harry ̎Noˌra!|| ˌˌNoˡra!|| ͵Yes,| ‛what is it ˎnow, ˏHarry?|| 'Oh, t̖here you ˏare.|| ˋLook here, ˏNora.|| Im &tired of &lying &here on my &back with 'nothing to ˎdo.|| &I &hate &doing ˋnothing.|| Dont be ͵silly, ֹHarry.|| ‾Youve got a ̀temperature.|| And 'staying in ˎbed| is the ↗only ↗sensible ↗thing to ˎdo.|| Now 'just be ͵quiet| and 'stop pre'venting me from ↗doing ↗my ˋhousework.|| ̷No,| ˎseriously, ˏNora,| I "cant ˎbear it,| 'lying 'flat on my ˎback!|| ̷Well, ˎthen| ↗try ͵lying on your ˋstomach| for a ˋchange.|| ˌStop being ˎfunny.|| Im 'going to get ˎup.|| ˎThere,| ˋlook,| Im 'standing ˎup.|| Im 'quite all ˎright.|| 'Whats the 'use of ʹstaying in ˎbed?|| I 'think you are being ↑very ˎsilly.|| Youll ˆonly make your temperature go up a̗gain. Its 'no use ˎtalking, ˏNora,| ↗being ↗ill 'doesnt ˋsuite me.|| ˋNo,| ˉand 'trying to ˋnurse you| ↗doesnt ↗suite ˎme.|| Now, ↷dont be ↷bitter a̗bout it.|| You ˈknow Im ˈgrateful ˏto you| for ˈlooking ˏafter me.|| But you ↗mustnt ↗try to ↗keep me in ,bed 'like a "naughty ˎboy.|| ˎWell,| 'you beˋgan it| by beˋhaving 'like a 'naughty ˎboy.|| Im 'all aˎgainst this| 'staying in ˎbed| for 'no ˎreason.|| ˎHarry,| 'being ˏill| ˎis a ˎreason|| Now 'dont ˎstand by that ˏwindow| and ˈcatch aˎnother ˏcold.|| ˈLet me ˎsee| ˈhalf ˈpast eˎleven|| ˈWhy do you ˑkeep ˈlooking at the ˎclock?|| Im exˈpecting ˋmother.|| She is coming ˋover| for the ˋday.|| ˈGood ˎheavens!|| I didnt know ̬that.|| `Yes,| I ˈthink she has ˈsomething she wants to ˋtalk to you a,bout.|| 'Oh, ˎheavens,| ˏhas she?|| ˎOh|| You ˎknow, Nora,| I ˎdo ,feel a bit ˏill.|| Perˈhaps I ̬had ˙better get ˙back to ˙bed.|| ˈOh,| ˈwhat a ˎpity!|| I ↷thought per↷haps you ↷might stay ↷up to ˋsee her.|| ,Thats the ,very ̬reason| Im ˌgetting ˙back into ˎbed.|| ͵What did you ˙say?|| ̀Oh ˏer| ˋno͵thing.||

 



3. Read the following passage, translate it and lay stress-tone marks according to the rules. Use the High Fall, the Fall-Rise and the High Rise where possible. Practice reading it about 10 times as fast as you can.

Sleep (V. Evans, p. 30)

Scientists continually offer new interpretations and make new discoveries about the condition known as sleep. People are paid to sleep with various machines attached to them. These monitor changes in eye movement, heartbeat and body temperature, among other things. This information is fed into a computer and, after a few calculations, the scientist can establish the depth and quality of sleep. It is still unclear how successful these experiments are in establishing exactly what goes on between losing consciousness and awakening. However, ones behavior the following day is dependent upon how satisfactory the previous nights sleep was.

4. Listen to the dialogue, put stress-tone marks on the second part of it. What nuclear tones are used in this dialogue most of all? How do they sound? Practice reading and then learn the dialogue by heart.

 

A Visit to the Doctor

 

Doctor Patient Doctor Patient Doctor Patient ˏWell,| whats the ˈmatter with ˋyou, Mr. ˌWalker?|| Youd ˈbetter ˈask me what is ˎnot the ˌmatter with me, ˌdoctor.|| I ˈseem to be ˈsuffering with ↑all the ˈillnesses iˎmaginable:| inˏsomnia,| ˏheadaches,| ˏbackache,| ˈindiˏgestion,| ˈconsti͵pation| and ˈpains in the ˎstomach.|| To ˈmake ˈthings ↑still ˏworse| Ive ˈcaught a ˏcold,| Ive ˈgot a ↑sore ˏthroat| and Im ˋconstantly ˌsneezing and ˎcoughing.|| To ˈcrown it ˏall,| I had an ˋaccident the other ˏday,| ˈhurt my ˈright ˏshoulder,| ˈleg and ˏknee| and ˈnearly ˈbroke my ˎneck.|| If I ˈtake a ˈlong ˏwalk,| I ˈget ˙short of ˎbreath.|| In ˏfact,| I ˈfeel ˈmore ˏdead| than aˎlive.|| Im sorry to hear that. Anyhow, I hope things arent as bad as you imagine. Let me examine you. Your heart, chest and lungs seem to be all right. Now open your mouth and show me your tongue. Now breathe in deeply through the nose There doesnt seem to be anything radically wrong with you, but its quite clear that youve run down, and if you dont take care of yourself you may have a nervous breakdown and have to go to hospital. I advise you first of all to stop worrying. Take a long rest, have regular meals, keep to a diet of salads and fruit and very little meat, keep off alcohol. If possible, give up smoking, at least for a time. Have this tonic made up and take two tablespoonfuls three times a day before meals. If you do this, I can promise you full recovery within two or three months. And if I dont, doctor? Than youd better make your will, if you havent yet done so. I see. Well, thank you, doctor. I shall have to think it over and decide which is the lesser evil: to follow your advice or prepare for a better world.

 

5. Read and translate the following text. Use your own intonation patterns with the Rise-Fall where possible. Lay stress-tone marks according to the rules and practice reading it. Transcribe the words in bold.

The Benefits of Exercise (V. Evans, p. 75)

Working full-time can be a very stressful experience for most people; long hours and the pressure to be successful in a competitive society both contribute to the build-up of anxiety. If you are feeling nervous, theres no better way to relax than to exercise. However, many people return to work too exhausted to move. People are criticized for being lazy and inactive, and for watching too much television which is not beneficial to our health. Taking regular exercise can be both relaxing and pleasant and people who feel healthy often also feel more confident. You dont need to be especially energetic to take up a sport; simply choose one that is suitable to your character.

 

6. Listen to the dialogue. Fill in the gaps with the missing pronouns and verbs. Find sentences where the High Fall is used. What additional meanings does it give these sentences? (Headway, p. 8) Practice the dialogue with a partner.

A Anyway, I suppose ___ heard about Mark and Sonia?

B No, what?

A Oh, ___ know? ___ emigrating to New Zealand.

B Really? How come?

A I think ___ having a lot of problems lately you knew their house ___ burgled last year, while ___ asleep in bed?

B No, ___ actually how awful!

A Yeah, and Sonia ___ suffering with her nerves ever since, ___ even off work for a while, I think.

B Oh no, I had no idea.

A And now apparently, Mark ___ made redundant from his job!

B The poor things!

A I know so thats why ___ decided to make a fresh start in New Zealand. I think Mark ___ paid quite a lot of redundancy money, so ___ going to start up their own business.

B Oh well I hope it works out for them. ___ know when ___ leaving?

A ___ know but I think ___ going before the end of the month.

B Oh, right ___ give them a call to wish them all the best.

A Yes, ___ sure ___ appreciate that.

 

Read the following dialogues with your own intonation laying stress-tone marks according to the rules. Use the High Fall, the High Rise, the Rise-Fall and the Fall-Rise in the dialogues. Explain, what meanings these nuclear tones convey.

1. - Hows your father keeping? - Hes been off work for a day or two. - Whats wrong with him? - Hes gone down with a cold. - Tell him I hope he soon feels better. - Thats very kind of you. Ill pass it on. 2. - Hows your brother these days? - My brother? He hasnt been too well just recently. - Im sorry to hear that. Whats the matter? - I think hes been overworking. - I hope he soon gets over it. - Thank you. Hell be pleased to hear you asked after him.  
3. - Wheres Tony this evening? - Hes not feeling very well. - Really? Whats the trouble? - I think he must have eaten something. - Give him my regards and tell him to take things easy. - Thank you very much. Ill tell him what you said. 4. - I havent seen Bob lately. How is he? - As a matter of fact, hes laid up. - Oh, dear. Whats up with him? - We dont know. But we are having the doctor in tomorrow. - Let me know if theres anything I could do. - Thanks very much. Ill tell him you inquired about him.  

8. Read the text below. Transcribe the words in bold. Imagine that you are a doctor, and your partner is a hypochondriac. Make up and present your own dialogue in a role-play using the words in bold. Make your speech emotional by using the High Fall, the High Rise, the Rise-Fallandthe Fall-Rise.

Hypochondriacs (V. Evans, p. 105)

There are people who spend years suffering from an illness which doctors are not usually sympathetic towards. Hypochondria is a medical term which describes a highly abnormal level of worry about health. Sufferers regularly visit their doctors with complaints of serious symptoms which doctors cannot explain.

Hypochondriacs are always pessimistic about their health and often imagine that they are suffering from dangerous or incurable diseases. They waste the valuable time of doctors when really they are perfectly healthy. Sufferers can be also taught to control their anxiety through relaxation techniques.

 

9. Read and make a poetic translation of this poem into Ukrainian or Russian. Learn the poem by heart.

Leisure(, . 272)

By W.H. Davies

What is this life, if full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare!

No time to stand beneath the boughs,

And stare as long as sheep and cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,

Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see in broad daylight

Streams full of stars like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beautys glance,

And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can

Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

 

 





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