美式英语正音训练第20期:Exercise 1-18 Reading with Staircase
Reading with Staircase Intonation
Read the following with clear intonation where marked.
Hello, my name is ______.
I'm taking American Accent Training.
There's a lot to learn, but I hope to make it as enjoyable as possible.
I should pick up on the American intonation pattern pretty easily,
although the only way to get it is to practice all of the time.
I use the up and down,
or peaks and valleys,
intonation, more than I used to.
I've been paying attention to pitch, too.
It's like walking down a staircase.
I've been talking to a lot of Americans lately,
and they tell me that I'm easier to understand.
Anyway, I could go on and on,
but the important thing is
to listen well and sound good.
Well, what do you think?