How to improve your pronunciation with word stress – Part One

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Do you have a problem with pronunciation? Do you know that word stress plays an important role in your pronunciation when you speak English?

Word stress is when one of the syllables is given more importance (stress) than the rest.

The stressed syllable can be:

  • louder
  • longer
  • higher pitched

For example:

  • SPEAK (one syllable)
  • SPEAking (two syllables)

So maybe you speak English well, but you apply stress on different parts of a word. This may make it difficult for someone to understand you.

In this week’s video, I talk about word stress and share words that are pronounced differently in British and American English due to word stress.

Watch the video here.

You can also listen to this session on SpotifyApple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.

After you’ve watched this video, make sure to share this post with your friends and family to help them with their pronunciation by applying word stress!

Watch Part Two of this three-part video series here.

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