Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 55 – Pronunciation – Special Focus – Emphasizing Agreement

Welcome to another ESL podcast, and today I’ll be talking about emphasizing on agreement. Why do speakers shift the focus to the auxiliary verb? It’s when someone expresses a strong agreement. So, when they do this the auxiliary verb is often the focus word.

He should open a restaurant. He’s such a good cook.

He is a good cook.

Interactive Exercise

Work with someone. Student A can read the sentence and student B can respond by shifting focus to an auxiliary verb.

  1. Paris is the most beautiful city in the world.
  2. Everyone should have three-day weekends.
  3. Writing English is easier than speaking it.
  4. The Toyota is the most practical car on the road in Thailand.
  5. Antwone Fisher is the best movie ever made.


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