More PronPack – contrastive stress

More PronPack in class today. I’m just making a quick note of a follow-up activity I did – worked well.

I used ‘Stress Jigsaw’, a cool activity for raising awareness of contrastive stress. It involves matching questions with the correct answer, using the tonic stress in the answer as a clue. Here is a pic, but not of all the matching pairs as the publishers might not be happy with that…

You get the idea…

Anyway, the activity worked very well, and with some clear modelling at the start I think it really helped sensitise learners to the importance of stress. Something was missing for me though. I didn’t have time to personalise the task, and the question/answer pairs were a bit random for my learners:

Q: Istanbul is the capital of Turkey, right?

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