Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 83 – Pronunciation: Rising Intonation in Yes/No Questions

We’re back with some more rising intonation! Today’s focus will be on yes/no questions.

In North American English, the intonation generally rises at the end of yes/no questions. In British English, it falls.

Practice in the podcast!

  1. Do the buses run after ten o’clock?
  2. Are we going to review today?
  3. Is it supposed to rain?
  4. Can you get to Denver by train?
  5. Hello. Is Mark available?
  6. Do you serve dinner on Fridays?
  7. Can you eat fried chicken with your fingers?
  8. Could you hold for a minute?


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