Listen to the opinions below. What do you notice about the intonation of the underlined words?
A. Frankly, I thought the film was dreadful.
B. I thought it was quite good, actually.The word ‘frankly’ was said with a fall-rise ↘↗ intonation. The word ‘actually’ was said with a rising ↗ intonation.
What intonation patterns are used for adverbials?
- At the beginning of a sentence or phrase, adverbials use a fall-rise intonation.
- At the end of a sentence or phrase adverbials use a rising intonation.
- Adverbials are often used to restrict the meaning of a sentence.
Repeat the following:
↘↗ Fall-rise: Actually, fortunately, frankly, basically, apparently, obviously, to be honest, as far as I’m concerned, on the whole, if you ask me.
↗ Rise: Actually, fortunately, frankly, basically, apparently, obviously, to be honest, as far as I’m concerned, on the whole, if you ask me.
Listen and repeat the sentences:
A. Fortunately, we had a spare tyre.
B. Frankly, I think you’re a bit immature.
C. Basically, you need a new washing machine.
D. Apparently, she’s looking for a new husband.
E. To be honest, I think he’s pretty nasty.
A. We had a spare tyre, fortunately.
B. I think you’re a bit immature, frankly.
C. You need a new washing machine, basically.
D. She’s looking for a new husband, apparently
E. I think he’s pretty nasty, to be honest.