Exercise 1-18: Reading with Staircase Intonation CD 1 Track 27
Read the following with clear intonation where marked.
Hello, my name is__________________. I'm taking American Accent Training. There's
a lot to learn, but I hope to make it as enjoyable as possible. I should pick up on the American
intonation pattern pretty easily, although the only way to get it is to practice all of the time. I
use the up and down, or peaks and valleys, intonation more than I used to. I've been paying
attention to pitch, too. It's like walking down a staircase. I've been talking to a lot of
Americans lately, and they tell me that I'm easier to understand. Anyway, I could go on and on,
but the important thing is to listen well and sound good. Well, what do you think? Do I?