Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The King's Speech

It's been a long time between drinks! I have been neglecting my blog but I have now emerged from my  ttunnel of grief after losing my husband and am back on the job.

i was very pleased to see the final text in the King's Speech was marked exactly how I mark my students' texts when the text has been divided into thought groups with the stressed words marked in as well as the tonic stress.

  • bold = stressed word 
  •  BOLD CAPITALS means tonic stress or slightly heavier stress that carries the pitch change  
  •  // = pause

For example:

Culture is the way of LIVING // of a particular group of PEOPLE.// People from DIFFERENT cultures// grow up with different CUSTOMS,// BELIEFS//and VALUES.//