When seeking information, use rising intonation at the end of the sentence.
Khi tìm kiếm thông tin, sử dụng ngữ điệu lên giọng ở cuối câu.

  1. You changed the locks, didn’t you? (Yes/No)
  2. We’re still going to the game, aren’t we? (Yes/No)
  3. You won’t finish by tomorrow, will you? (Yes/No)
  4. We’ll be leaving soon, won’t we? (Yes/No)
  5. They’re not making cutbacks, are they? (Yes/No)

When seeking agreement, use falling intonation at the end of the sentence.
Khi tìm kiếm sự đồng thuận, sử dụng ngữ điệu xuống giọng ở cuối câu.

  1. You changed the locks, didn’t you? (Yes, I did)
  2. We’re going to the game, aren’t we? (Yes, we are)
  3. You won’t finish by tomorrow, will you? (No, I won’t)
  4. We’ll be leaving soon, won’t we? (Yes, we will)
  5. They’re not making cutbacks, are they? (No, they’re not)

How to Master the American Accent
(Judy Ravin & Bard Niemann)

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