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Stress: one-liners

Listen to the following one-liners, then record them yourself.

Pay particular attention to the rhythm of the stressed syllables.

John – Paul – George – Ringo

John bought five black ties.

spades – hearts – diamonds – clubs

Mary’s buying seven yellow dresses.

Monday – Tuesday – Wednesday – Thursday – Friday

Jennifer’s purchasing seventy violet cardigans.

Saturday – Labour Day – Boxing Day – Christmas Day

Nicholas is contemplating twenty-seven multi-coloured carpet slippers.

Valentine’s Day – Memorial Day – Whit Monday – Easter Sunday

Listen to the tale of the River King’s daughter.

Achtung! Achtung! Achtung!.....