Video Lesson: She is Always There for Me.

I will ALWAYS do this! I will NEVER do that! Learn frequency adverbs in this lesson.

Exercises in the Video:

1. A: Ellie, Wǒmen qù chī hànbǎo zěnmeyàng?
    B: Bú yào, wǒ cóngbù chī hànbǎo.
    Which of the followings is true about Ellie?
    A. Tā xiànzài bú è.
    B. Tā hěn xǐhuan chī hànbǎo.
    C. Tā bù chī hànbǎo.
2. A: Nǐ liánxì dào Jimmy le ma?
    B: Tā de diànhuà zǒngshì zhànxiàn.
    Which of the followings is most likely to be true about Jimmy?
    A. His phone has been hard to get through.
    B. It’s easy to get hold of him.
    C. He never answers the phone.

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1 thought on “Video Lesson: She is Always There for Me.”

  1. Eugenio Llorente

    Ellie, you are a fantastic teacher and person. What a nice clear voice and what enthusiasm! But allow me to again point out that you should always note the tone changes of the third tone, depending on the following character.
    When you explain “always” zǒngshì 總是, you first pronounce the characters individually, and quite naturally you pronounce zǒng 總 with its full third tone, you even indicate this with both your hands. But then, when you pronounce zǒngshì (總是) as a word, you, also naturally, change the full third tone of zǒng 總 into a half tone zong. You could easily point out this tone change with your hands. Otherwise, your good students could easily get confused when you show a full third tone that is clearly not there any more.
    The same holds true and is even more easily explained when a full third tone changes to a 2nd tone when followed with another third tone. Just a second for the clarification would make a great difference for your students. The problem is that when these changes take place you still depict with you hands a tone which is not there anymore.
    Thank you for your attention.
    Your devoted student and admirer,
    Eugenio Llorente, from Madrid, Spain.

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