When practicing intonation, continue using the technique we began in Course #1. pretend that you are using the jumps and steps in pitch specifically because you are making the information clear to the listeners. Practice on the sentences which follow. I've underlined certain words to indicate the jump points to begin intonation patterns. Remember, of course, that these are not the only places where you can jump up in pitch. Follow the tape closely. We'll be going through this sentence group twice. Once so you can puropsely "overdo" the intonation, and once to increase your sense of really talking and really telling these things to somebody.

- I HAVEN'T BEEN TO A BASEBALL GAME IN AN ETERNITY. - I'D CONSIDER IT AN HONOR IF YOU'D COME TO THE GAME WITH ME. - I HESITATED JUST BEFORE MAKING THE DECISION. - THE INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE WAS OVERWHELMING. (or, OVERWHELMING) - IS IT APPROPRIATE TO WEAR JEANS TO THE RESTAURANT?

Finally, let' s end with the same passage we used in Course #1. Follow the instructions on the tape as you try to integrate everything you' ve learned into this final passage. The tape will take you through the passage twice--first, one sentence at a time, second, as a complete speech. Feel free to underline words to remind yourself to use JUMP UP / STEP DOWN intonation.

- I'D LIKE TO WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO THIS MEETING. - I'LL BEGIN BY INTRODUCING MYSELF TO YOU. - MY NAME IS DAVID ALAN STERN, AND I'VE BEEN PRESIDENT OF THIS COMPANY FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. - I'VE SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES IN THAT TIME. - YES, WE'VE CERTAINLY MADE A GREAT DEAL OF PROGRESS. - BUT, THERE IS STILL A LOT MORE TO DO IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GROW. - STARTING NEXT WEEK, WE WILL BEGIN A BRAND NEW PROJECT. - ALTHOUGH OUR GOALS ARE NEW. WE STILL NEED THE SAME DEDICATION AND THE SAME HARD WORK YOU HAVE ALREADY SHOWN US. - I HOPE THAT THE NEXT TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS MAKE THE LAST TEN SEEM SMALL IN COMPARISON.

FINAL DRILL PASSAGE

"I'D LIKE TO WELCOME ALL OF YOU TO THIS MEETING. I'LL BEGIN BY INTRODUCING MYSELF TO YOU. MY NAME IS DAVID ALAN STERN, AND I'VE BEEN PRESIDENT OF THIS COMPANY FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS. I'VE SEEN A LOT OF CHANGES IN THAT TIME. YES, WE'VE CERTAINLY MADE A GREAT DEAL OF PROGRESS. BUT, THERE IS STILL A LOT MORE TO DO IF WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO GROW. STARTING NEXT WEEK, WE WILL BEGIN A BRAND NEW PROJECT. ALTHOUGH OUR GOALS ARE NEW, WE STILL NEED THE SAME DEDICATION AND THE SAME HARD WORK YOU HAVE ALREADY SHOWN US. I HOPE THAT THE NEXT TEN YEARS OF PROGRESS MAKE THE LAST TEN SEEM SMALL IN COMPARISON."