Sentence Stress and Rhythm

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25 Hours

In Sentence Stress and Rhythm, the “scaffolding” used is Beyond literal stories to other forms.  Now learners can also try listening to discussions of more abstract topics that are highly familiar  to them. In general, abstract discussions are considered more difficult to deal with than  concrete stories. However, in a new language, an abstract discussion of a topic that is highly  familiar to the listener is often a lot easier to understand than an unfamiliar story. The topic  needs to be one that is understood similarly in both home world and host world. The learner  may be familiar with arithmetic, but it may be that the way arithmetic is approached and  discussed in the host world is so different from the way the learners are accustomed to that  arithmetic will not be a familiar topic.

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