Intonation Basics: Melody and Music of English

In this section, you'll learn the basics of intonation. You'll learn how our pitch rises and falls because of sentence stress and how that creates the melody and music of English. You'll also learn how to change your stress and emphasis in order to clarify your meaning. Last, you'll learn how to change your inflection to change the meaning of your words.
Intonation Basics: Melody and Music of English
Understanding Content and Function Words
11 mins
Understanding Stress in Normal Sentences
6 mins
Shift Stress to Make Your Meaning Clear
9 mins
Connecting Sentence Stress and Intonation
9 mins
Understanding Pitch in Your Own Voice
8 mins
Understanding Pitch Steps and Glides
10 mins