TERM/WEEK: THIRD TERM/WEEK 1
DATE: 12th July, 2020
CLASS: JSS 2
TOPIC: Emphatic Stress
Reference: Basic Oral English for Junior Secondary Schools. Book 1
Notes for the pupils
Stress is the extra force placed on a particular syllable in a word so that it is pronounced more loudly and more distinctly than other vowel sounds in that word.
Emphatic stress is a type of stress that is placed on a particular word in a phrase or clause for clarity or emphases. It can also be called sentence stress.
Emphatic stress usually singles out the word that the speaker considers the most important. In responding to questions on emphatic stress in examinations, an interrogative sentence that contradicts the emphasised word is the correct option.
Here are some example:
John’s watch is made of GOLD
(a) Is John’s watch made of silver?
(b) Whose watch is made of Gold?
(c) What is made of Gold?
(d) Is John’s necklace made of Gold?
The correct answer is option (a) and this is so because silver contradicts with the emphasised word GOLD.
N/B: The emphasised word is always written in italics or CAPITAL LETTERS.
- The old man is a MESSENGER
(a) Who is the messenger?
(b) Is the young man a messenger?
(c) Is the old woman a messenger?
(d) Is the old man a typist?
Tick the correct option from the interrogative sentences above.
Choose the correct options
- My FATHER visits me on Sunday.
(a) What does your father do every Sunday?
(b) When does your father visits you?
(c)Does your uncle visit you every Sunday?
- The General LAUGHS once in a year.
(a) Who laughs once a year?
(b) Does the captain laugh once in a year?
(c) What does the general do once in a year?