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                                IPA - Transcription
                  This is an IPA transcription of a conversation focussing on question
                  tags. For the rules of intonation in question tags, see chapter 4 of
                  ‘An English Accent’. The sound file for this exercise can be
                  downloaded from www.anenglishaccent.com/free

a) EXERCISE - Listen to sound file QT1 and follow the transcription:


                  |
          Jethro 
 ˈbju:tɪfəɫ ˈdeɪ | ↘ˈɪzᵊnt ɪt ‖


          Sarah    | ↘↗ˈnɒʔ bæd ‖


          Jethro 
 | ɪʔ ˈhæzᵊnʔ bɪn ˈðɪs wɔ:m fə ↘ˈmʌnθs | ↘ˈhæz ɪt ‖


          Sarah
 | ↘ˈnəʊ | leʔs gəʊ ↘ˈaʊʔ ðen | ↗ˈʃæl wi ‖


          Jethro 
 | wi ↘↗ˈcʊd du: | ˈweə də ju wɒnʔ tə ↘ˈgəʊ ‖
          
         
     

          Sarah 
 | ə ˈdəʊnt ↘ˈnəʊ | ˈpɑ:s mi ðə ↘ˈpeɪpə | ↗ˈwɪɫ ju ‖
          
         | ə ˈθɪŋk nju:z əʔ ↘ˈwʌn ɪz ɒn ‖
        



          Jethro 
 | ↗ˈɪz ɪt | bəʔ ju ˈɑ:nʔ gəʊɪŋ tə ˈwɒtʃ ↘ˈteli | ↗ˈɑ: ju |


          Sarah 
 | ˈweɫ |


          Jethro 
 | ðə ˈfɜ:s saɪn əv ðə ˈsʌn ɪn ↘ˈmʌnθs | ən ˈju:d steɪ ↘ˈɪn |
          
         | ↗ˈwʊd ju ‖


          Sarah
 | ↘ɔ:ˈraɪt | ↘ɔ:ˈraɪt | əl ˈgeʔ maɪ ↘ˈkəʊt ‖



b) PRACTICE - Repeat the conversation paying attention to sounds, rhythm, joining and
              intonation.


                                                                         © An English Accent 2010
                                         Author - Joe Hudson, Voices - Sarah Bedi & Jethro Skinner

				
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