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Online Intonation

OI! is a set of exercises written in JavaScript. The aim is to provide practice in associating the sound of an intonation pattern with a commonly used system of notating intonation in English..  They have been tested with Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge MSIE, Opera, Safari, and Seamonkey.  Many thanks to Mark Huckvale for  getting things working in Chrome and Firefox.

This implementation of OI uses mp3 sound files and the HTML5 <audio> tag.

Each exercise consists of two parts:

  1. A set of six different intonational versions of the same sentence. You can listen to a sound clip of each and see a brief description of the pattern.
  2. A self-test section: you are presented with the sound clip of a randomly chosen utterance from the set of six and your task is to choose the correct utterance
Please choose a set from the menu on the left.
© J A Maidment, 2001-2016. With thanks to for the drop-in box script. This page updated 26/06/2016.