JSS2 ENGLISH STUDIES SECOND TERM WEEK TEN
- Speech Work: The Rising Tune
- Structure: Adverbials
- Composition: Story Writing
- Literature: Structure, Themes and Literary Devices in ‘My Tear for Africa.’
ASPECT: Speech work
TOPIC: Intonation Patterns
The Rising Tune
What is the Rising Tune?
The rising tune is like the falling tune until you get to the end, when your voice rises on or after the last stressed syllable. We use this tune for questions answered with “yes” or “no” (that is, polar questions).
- Have you finished your assignment?
- Is Joy coming with us?
- Did you all come to school on time?
- Are we finishing early today?
- Did you eat last night?
- Will Monday be good for it?
The rising tune is sometimes used to achieve a special effect or to convey a speaker’s attitude.
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