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    Question Celta Language Awareness Task

    HI everyone,
    I'm just about to enrol for a CELTA course and have some problems in solving the language awareness task. I have a prolbem solving one of the exercises which is about Sentence Stress. If anyone knows the answer for this question, I would highly appreciate it. So the task is....

    Explain the difference in meaning between the following pairs of sentences. The first sentence is neutral and in the second sentence the word in capitals is heavily stressed.

    a)Have you met my wife before?
    b)Have you met MY wife before?

    c)Can you buy me a second copy?
    d)Can you BUY me a second copy?

    e)She has pretty hair.
    f)She has pretty HAIR.

    Once again thank you for your answers. You make me life a lot of easier.
    Lukasz

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    Default Re: Celta Language Awareness Task

    Consider these examples:

    neutral: I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.

    1. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => John didn't ask. I asked.

    2. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't demand it. I asked it.

    3. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't ask your secretary. I asked you.

    4. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't ask you to steal the flowers. I asked you to buy them.

    5. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't ask you to buy the flowers for your mother. I asked you to buy them for me.

    6. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't ask you to by me one white rose. I asked you to buy me a bunch of them.

    7. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't ask you to buy me a bunch of red roses. I asked you to buy me white roses.

    8. I asked you to buy me a bunch of white roses.
    => I didn't ask you to buy me white lilies. I asked you to buy me white roses.

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