Intonation - January 2013

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January Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Intonation is...
    • A. 

      The emphasis you place on words when speaking.

    • B. 

      The pitch of your voice at the end of a sentence.

    • C. 

      The rise and fall of your voice over an entire sentence or group of sentences.

    • D. 

      When you imitate the voice of your conversation partner.

  • 2. 
    The four types of intonation are:
    • A. 

      Slipping, dipping, blaring, and soothing

    • B. 

      Rising, falling, dipping, and peaking

    • C. 

      Shouting, whispering, speaking, and croaking

    • D. 

      Rising, falling, channelling, and sliding

  • 3. 
    Rising intonation is when…
    • A. 

      You shout at your conversation partner

    • B. 

      The pitch of your voice rises in a sentence

    • C. 

      The pitch of your voice falls in a sentence

    • D. 

      The pitch of your voice rises and falls in a single sentence

  • 4. 
    Rising intonation towards the end of a sentence can indicate that…
    • A. 

      The speaker is bored

    • B. 

      The speaker is angry

    • C. 

      The speaker is asking a yes/no question

    • D. 

      The speaker is making a statement

  • 5. 
    To indicate a statement you should…
    • A. 

      Drop your pitch towards the end of the sentence

    • B. 

      Speak loudly and clearly

    • C. 

      Use rising intonation towards the end of the sentence

    • D. 

      Pause before starting the sentence

  • 6. 
    Flat intonation can be boring to listen to?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Overusing rising intonation can make you sound uncertain?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The main issue with using flat intonation at the end of a sentence in a conversation is:
    • A. 

      You may bore your listener

    • B. 

      Listeners may think that you are being enthusiastic when you are not

    • C. 

      Listeners may not realise that you have finished talking

    • D. 

      You may never stop speaking

  • 9. 
    Intonation has no effect on the grammatical meaning of a sentence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Intonation can be used to determine the attitude of a speaker
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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