Poll: Is it a good idea to teach beginners intonation?

Is it a good idea to teach beginners intonation?

Yes, it is.
Maybe.
No, it isn't.

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  • Votes: 416
  • Comments: 6
  • Added: September 2004

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Comments:

arvin

it is a good idea to teach beginners intonation .when they master english it is very difficult to change them

arvin

it is a good idea to teach beginners intonation .when they master english it is very difficult to change them

Virve

It is not just a good idea; as an essential part of English it should be a must. It is very hard to delearn a wrong intonation later.

Eric

Intonation is probably best learned passively, when amongst native speakers.

Statuess

I think only a brief mention should be given to intonation when learning English, as it doesn't make a HUGE difference to the meaning on a sentence (emphasis only), unlike some other languages which have very similar-sounding words and intonation completely affects the meaning.

Tuan

I has regretted because my ESOL teacher didn't teach me intonation. Finally, for 11 years in U.S.A. I know what is intonation.

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