Is English Intonation is fixed?

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tom216

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I'm a student in South Korea,
and I'm preparing for IBT TOFEL speking section,
but I'm wondering is the standard of intonation is fixed.
When I listen to several English speaking files,
each has different points that emphasizes in intonation.

Is that true? or there is a firm standard?
 
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I'm not sure I understand your question fully, but intonation can allow for variations of meaning, so there is variation, but people trying to use intonation to express irony/sarcasm would generally follow similar patterns.
 

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Thanks for advice.. I think you've got the right point.. Can you give me some tips to utilize intonation as Native English speaker does?
 

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OK, let's take an example- how would you say Yeah if you wanted a) to agree, b) to check comprehension and c) to be incredulous?
 

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Ahh.. Thanks for taking an example.. I think I understood that.
 

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I'd do:
Flat-rise-really rise
 
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