intonation イントネーション

January 26, 2015 =========
☆ intonation イントネーション
In the earlier weeks of January, we talked about the things that are important to giving meaning to your words: eye contact, body language, gestures, facial expressions, verbal and non-verbal language.
One thing we didn’t mention yet is “intonation.” Intonation is the “tune” or “melody” in your voice that helps you express different shades of meaning. Intonation is really important in communication because it gives information in addition to the meaning of the words.
You can improve your English intonation by listening to as much natural English as possible. Listen to the way the voice rises and falls. Instead of listening to try and understand the meaning of the words, instead try to understand feelings that are being conveyed by the intonation.