Stressing what you want to say
- Add extra stress (Betonung) to these sentences.
- Have a look at the example in the first line of the table to understand how to do the exercise.
|Unstressed sentence||Sentence with extra stress added.|
I need a hot shower now.
I really need a hot shower now.
What I need now is a hot shower.
|1||I think that Cary likes Tom a lot.||1|| I think that Cary does like Tom a lot.
I think that Cary really likes Tom a lot.
You always take my mp3-player.
|2||You’re always taking my mp3-player.|
|3||Sarah, not Tom broke the window.||3||It was Sarah, not Tom, who broke the window|
|4||Please come on Saturday.||4||Please do come on Saturday.|
|5|| Teacher: You haven’t done your HW. |
▶ Ted: Yes, I did it.
▶ Ted: Yes, I did do it.
|6|| ▶ I’m useless with computers.|
I can’t even send an e-mail.
|6||▶ I’m absolutely useless with computers.|
|7|| You don’t need make-up. |
▶ You need some sleep.
|7|| You don’t need make-up.
▶ What you need is some sleep.
|8|| I’m really tired of this: |
▶ You never clean up after you.
▶ You’re never cleaning up after you.
|9|| A: I can’t believe she said that. |
▶ B: Yes, she said it.
▶ B: Yes, she did say it.
|10||We met on Tuesday, not on Wednesday.||10||It was on Tuesday that we met (not on Wednesday).|
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