A. Listen carefully. Then mark the sentence stress. Use this mark (‘ ) .
1. Where is your book? 6. He’s writing a book.
2. What is your first name? 7. Did my sister call?
3. What’s your last name? 8. The Wilsons are giving the party.
4. Do you speak English? 9. I don’t want to go.
5. Do you read it? 10. Please give the book to me.
B. Listen and repeat .
1. Tom likes to play sóccer.(normal stress)
Tom likes to pláy soccer. (not watch it or talk about it)
Tom líkes to play soccer. (He doesn’t dislike it.)
Tóm likes to play soccer. (Tom, not Bob or Phil)
2. Mrs. Todd likes to walk to wórk. (normal stress)
Mrs. Todd likes to walk tó work. (But she doesn’t like to walk home from work.)
Mrs. Todd likes to walk to wórk. (not drive or take the bus)
Mrs. Todd líkes to walk to work. (She doesn’t dislike it.)
Mrs. Tódd likes to walk to work. (not Mrs. Lock or Mrs. Shapiro)
Mrs. [mísiz] Todd likes to walk to work. (not her husband, Mr. Todd)
3. Today is Tom’s bírthday.
Today is Tóm’s birthday.
Today ís Tom’s birthday.
4. Do you walk to school?
Do you wálk to school?
Do yóu walk to school?
C. First listen to sentences 1 through 5, and then repeat them. Finally listen to the sentence and choose a second sentence (a through e) to follow it .
1. My father doesn’t play tennis on Sáturday. a. He watches it.
2. My father doesn’t play ténnis on Saturday. b. My mother does.
3. My father doesn’t pláy tennis on Saturday. c. Someone else’s father does.
4. My fáther doesn’t play tennis on Saturday. d. He plays on Sunday.
5. My father doesn’t play tennis on Saturday. e. He plays golf.
D. Read the sentences. Explain their meaning .
1. I can’t come néxt week. (I can come the week áfter.)
2. Téd didn’t tell me.
3. She bought a réd sweater.
4. His lég wasn’t broken.
5. Where there is oppression, there is resístence.
6. How many nationálities are there in China?
7. There is no wáter left in the cup.
8. I expect there to be móre people attending this meeting.
9. His opinion dóes influence mine in the discussion.
10. It was my fríend who reminded me of it.
11. Only by thís means can you improve your English.
12. This is a pálace of a house.
13. I’m sure that you can wríte about it.
14. You know that we should díscuss it today.
15. She says that shé wants us to take it away.
16. An ápple a day keeps the doctor away.
17. He said hé had to leave at once.
18. He wrote the letter on Mónday morning.
19. He cut the bread with a shárp knife.
20. We have waited for an hóur.
E. Appreciate the English song .
I can’t stop loving you,
I’ve made up my mind to live in memory of old lonesome time.
I can’t stop loving you,
It’s useless to say,
So I’ll just live in my life in dreams of yesterday.
Those happy hours that we once knew tho’ long ago,
Still make me blue.
They say that time heals a broken heart,
But times has stood still since we’ve been apart.
I can’t stop loving you,
There’s no use to try pretend there’s some one new I can’t live a lie.
I can’t stop wanting you,
The way that I do.
There’s only been one love for me that one love is you.
F. Listen to the dialogue and then read it .
Mike: Jill, how do you like your new job ?
Jill: I like it. But how did you know about my new job? I wanted to surprise you.
Mike: I just heard through the grapevine something about you landing a job with
some travel agency down town. You can still fill me in on tile details.
Jill: Well, two weeks ago I got a tip about a possible job opening at Ace Travel
Agency over on Franklin Avenue.
Mike: Sure, I think I know the place. Well, anyway, I made a beeline over to their
office, had an interview with the manager, and was told to start work the next
Mike: That’s really great, Barbara. So, what do you do there exactly ?
Jill: Right now I’m basically just a secretary, but if I’m given the chance, I want to
become a travel agent there.
Mike: Don’t tell me your’ re already bucking for a promotion.
Jill: No, of course not. I’ve got a lot to learn yet. In the meantime, I just want to be
a good secretary and not step on anyone’s toes.
Mike: Well I wish you luck.
G. Read the following passage and try to find which words should be stressed in each sentence .
Once More to the Lake
Y E. B. White
One summer, along about 1904, my father rented a camp on a lake in Maine and took us all there for the month of August. The vacation was a success and from then on none of us ever thought there was any place in the world like that lake in Maine. We return summer after summer—always on August 1st for one month. I have since become a salt-water man, but sometimes in summer there are days when the restlessness of the tides and the fearful cold of the sea water and the incessant wind which blows across the afternoon and into the evening make me wish for the placidity of a lake in the woods. A few weeks ago this feeling got so strong I bought myself a couple of bass hooks and a spinner and returned to the lake where we used to go, for a week’s fishing and to revisit old haunts.
I took along my son, who had never had any fresh water up his nose and who had seen lily pads only from any train windows. On the journey over to the lake I began to wonder what it would be like. I wondered how time would be marred this unique, this holy spot—the coves and streams, the hills that the sun set behind, the camps and the paths behind the camps. I was sure the tarred road would have found it out and I wondered in what other way ways it would be desolated. It is strange how much you can remember about places like that once you allow your mind to return into the grooves which lead back. You remember one thing, and that suddenly reminds you of another thing. I guess I remembered clearest of all the early mornings, when the lake was cool and motionless, remembered how the bedroom smelled of the lumber if was made of, and of the wet woods whose scent entered through the screen. The partitions in the camp were thin and did not extend clear to the top of the rooms, and as I was always the first up I would dress softly so as to wake the others, and sneak out into the sweet outdoors and start out in the canoe, keeping close along the shore in the long shadow of the pines. I remembered being very careful never to rub my paddle against the gunwale for fear of disturbing the stillness of the cathedral.
The lake had never been what you would call a wild lake. There were cottages sprinkled around the shores, and it was in farming country although the shores of the lake were quite heavily wooded. Some of the cottages were owned by nearby farmers, and you would live at the shore and eat your meals at the farmhouse. That’s what our family did. But although it wasn’t wild, it was a fairly large and undisturbed lake and there were places in it which, to a child at least, seemed infinitely remote and primeval…