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Message de mazigh07 posté le 17-01-2008 à 21:33:15 (S | E | F | I)
What's the rule of deciding whether it is rising or falling?I'm an English teacher and I don't understand well.
Modifié par lucile83 le 17-01-2008 21:34
titre en minuscules
Réponse: Rising/falling de lucile83, postée le 17-01-2008 à 21:39:31 (S | E)
Si vous faites un double click sur un mot vous obtenez la traduction.
Tout ce qui concerne "rise" va vers le haut.
Tout ce qui concerne "fall" va vers le bas.
C'est une question de vocabulaire, il n'y a rien de particulier à comprendre.
Réponse: Rising/falling de chrislondon, postée le 18-01-2008 à 19:28:12 (S | E)
Do you mean 'rising' and 'falling' intonation in sentences?
Modifié par lucile83 le 18-01-2008 21:00
je n'avais pas pensé à ça !!
Réponse: Rising/falling de mazigh07, postée le 18-01-2008 à 22:53:55 (S | E)
Yeeeeeees, I meant rising and falling in intonation sentences. As for the meaning of rising and falling(vocab), I know it, it's impossible to be a teacher of english and don't know them, isn't it? I meant that the rising and falling in intonation is difficult to explain , is there any rule?
Réponse: Rising/falling de jags40, postée le 18-01-2008 à 23:13:12 (S | E)
Usually a rising tone is to indicate a question, as opposed to a falling tone meaning the ending or conclusion of a sentence.
Is this what you are referring to?
Réponse: Rising/falling de mazigh07, postée le 19-01-2008 à 19:34:31 (S | E)
Thanks, but I know that when we are listing it's rising until the last item which is failling. as for the questions someones say that wh questions are rising others say that's the yes/no qqs which are rising, here it's a probleme. Till now, I didn't want to teach it to my pps, because myself I haven't understood.
Réponse: Rising/falling de lucile83, postée le 19-01-2008 à 20:54:26 (S | E)
Here are different links about the question:
Réponse: Rising/falling de chrislondon, postée le 20-01-2008 à 21:34:57 (S | E)
Usually in simple questions the intonation is rising.
e.g. Do you like coffee? rising
Questions with words like 'what' where' etc have a falling intonation.
e.g. Where are you going? falling
In question tags there are two types of sentence.
If you are sure about the answer and just need confirmation then the intonation is falling.
He's French, (falling)isn't he? falling
If you are not sure of the answer you use a rising intonation.
e.g. He's French, (rising)isn't he? rising.
I hope this helps a little. Sorry it's not in French.
Réponse: Rising/falling de mazigh07, postée le 20-01-2008 à 23:09:17 (S | E)
Thanks a lot, chrislondon, this is exactly what I wanted. Actually this will help me in my teaching