22.1 Think about the words in bold in these dialogues and underline them if they are likely to be prominent. Then listen and check your answers.
1 A: Do you know of any good restaurants in Brockhurst?
B: Well, I haven’t been for some years, but there used to be some very good ones. The Oyster was the place to eat seafood.
A: Mmm. I do like seafood.
B: But I’m sure any of the restaurants there will be good.
2 A: Try turning the tap off.
B: I have tried turning it, but it’s stuck.
A: Did you ask anyone for help? “ah
B: No. Look, why don’t you try?
A: Okay. Hmmm. There must be some way of doing it.
B: I did tell you it was stuck.
A: There. It just needed some strength! Anyone could have done it.
Now listen again. Press ‘pause’ before each B part and read it aloud. Then press ‘play’ again and compare your pronunciation with what follows. Then do the same for the A parts.
22.2 Play the recording. Press ‘pause’ before each B part and read it aloud. Then press ‘play’ again and compare your pronunciation with what follows. Did you put prominence in the same places?
1 A: There you are. All finished. B: Is that it?
2 A: You can’t sit there, it’s Kate’s place. B: Oh, is it?
3 A: Are we there yet? B: Yes, this is it.
4 A: Have you finished? B: Yes, that’s it.
5 A: Which coat is yours? B: That’s it.
6 A: Your train’s arriving. B: This is it, then.
7 A: Do you like my painting? B: What is it?
8 A: Come on, get up now. B: I can’t. That’s just it