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1 Getting used to identifying word stress

2 Getting used to identifying word stress Every word in English that has more than a single syllable will have one of those syllables more stressed than the others.

3 Getting used to identifying word stress By “stressed” we mean that the syllable is louder, longer, more prominent in speech than the others.

4 Getting used to identifying word stress Say the word “report” to yourself out loud. (It’s all right – nobody’s listening!)

5 Getting used to identifying word stress Can you hear that the second syllable (port) is more prominent than the first (re)?

6 Getting used to identifying word stress The problem for our learners is that this stressing of a single syllable is pretty well unsystematic and unpredictable.

7 Getting used to identifying word stress So, we have to help them. One way to help is visually – so if we write the word on the board we can indicate where the stress should be:

8 Getting used to identifying word stress Like this:  report

9 Getting used to identifying word stress In the exercises that follow, you are asked first to count the number of syllables, then to decide which one – the first, the second etc. is more prominent

10 Getting used to identifying word stress The slides move on automatically, so there’s no need to touch anything. They get a bit faster as they go along.

11 Getting used to identifying word stress Good luck!

12 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? celebrity

13 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? celebrity 4

14 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? celebrity

15 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  celebrity the second

16 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? profit

17 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? profit 2

18 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? profit

19 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  profit the first

20 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? regret

21 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? regret 2

22 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? regret

23 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  regret the second

24 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? profitable

25 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? profitable 4

26 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? profitable

27 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  profitable the first

28 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? regrettable

29 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? regrettable 4

30 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? regrettable

31 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  regrettable the second

32 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? synthetic

33 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? synthetic 3

34 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? synthetic

35 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  synthetic the second

36 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? synthetically

37 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? synthetically 4 (preferable) or 5

38 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? synthetically

39 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  synthetically the second

40 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? photograph

41 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? photograph 3

42 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? photograph

43 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  photograph the first

44 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? photography

45 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? photography 4

46 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? photography

47 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  photography the second

48 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? photographic

49 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? photographic 4

50 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? photographic

51 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  photographic the third

52 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? celebrity

53 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? celebrity 4

54 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? celebrity

55 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  celebrity the second

56 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? client

57 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? client 2

58 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? client

59 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  client the first

60 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? distant

61 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? distant 2

62 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? distant

63 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  distant the first

64 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? diabolical

65 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? diabolical 5

66 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? diabolical

67 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  diabolical the third

68 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? elephant

69 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? elephant 3

70 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? elephant

71 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  elephant the first

72 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? fancifully

73 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? fancifully 3 (preferred) or 4

74 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? fancifully

75 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  fancifully the first

76 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? gratitude

77 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? gratitude 3

78 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? gratitude

79 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  gratitude the first

80 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? giant

81 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? giant 2

82 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? giant

83 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  giant the first

84 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? happiness

85 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? happiness 3

86 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? happiness

87 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  happiness the first

88 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? jolly

89 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? jolly 2

90 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? jolly

91 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  jolly the first

92 And now, a bit faster!

93 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? banana

94 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? banana 3

95 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? banana

96 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  banana the second

97 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? corporate

98 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? corporate 3

99 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? corporate

100 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  corporate the first

101 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? deliberate

102 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? deliberate 4

103 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? deliberate

104 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  deliberate the second

105 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? ridiculous

106 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? ridiculous 4

107 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? ridiculous

108 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  ridiculous the second

109 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? subtlety

110 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? subtlety 3

111 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? subtlety

112 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  subtlety the first

113 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? despair

114 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? despair 2

115 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? despair

116 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  despair the second

117 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? magically

118 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? magically 3

119 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? magically

120 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  magically the first

121 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? battery

122 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? battery 3 (2?)

123 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? battery

124 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  battery the first

125 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? collection

126 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? collection 3

127 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? collection

128 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  collection the second

129 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? refuse (noun)

130 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? refuse (noun) 2

131 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? refuse (noun)

132 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  refuse (noun) the first

133 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? replacement

134 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? replacement 3

135 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? replacement

136 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  replacement the second

137 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? souvenir

138 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? souvenir 3

139 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? souvenir

140 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  souvenir the third

141 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? perpendicular

142 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? perpendicular 5

143 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? perpendicular

144 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  perpendicular the third

145 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? mattress

146 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? mattress 2

147 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? mattress

148 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  mattress the first

149 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? nastiness

150 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? nastiness 3

151 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? nastiness

152 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  nastiness the first

153 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? fascinating

154 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? fascinating 4

155 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? fascinating

156 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  fascinating the first

157 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? fascination

158 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? fascination 4

159 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? fascination

160 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  fascination the third

161 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? galleon

162 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? galleon 3

163 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? galleon

164 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  galleon the first

165 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? historical

166 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? historical 4

167 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? historical

168 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  historical the second

169 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? liposuction

170 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? liposuction 4

171 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? liposuction

172 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  liposuction the first

173 Getting used to identifying word stress If you feel this is helping you – the next section (which is the last) is even faster – no pressure!

174 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? marvellously

175 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? marvellously 4

176 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? marvellously

177 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  marvellously the first

178 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? giraffe

179 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? giraffe 2

180 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? giraffe

181 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  giraffe the second

182 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hospital

183 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hospital 3

184 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? hospital

185 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  hospital the first

186 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hospitable

187 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hospitable 4

188 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? hospitable

189 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  hospitable the second

190 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hospitality

191 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hospitality 5

192 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? hospitality

193 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  hospitality the third

194 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? idiomatic

195 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? idiomatic 5

196 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? idiomatic

197 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  idiomatic the fourth

198 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? haunted

199 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? haunted 2

200 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? haunted

201 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  haunted the first

202 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? lunatic

203 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? lunatic 3

204 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? lunatic

205 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  lunatic the first

206 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? mysteriously

207 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? mysteriously 5

208 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? mysteriously

209 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  mysteriously the second

210 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hooliganism

211 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? hooliganism 5

212 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? hooliganism

213 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  hooliganism the first

214 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? dementia

215 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? dementia 3

216 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? dementia

217 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  dementia the second

218 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? pyrotechnics

219 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? pyrotechnics 4

220 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? pyrotechnics

221 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  pyrotechnics the third

222 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? miraculous

223 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? miraculous 4

224 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? miraculous

225 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  miraculous the second

226 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? polytechnic

227 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? polytechnic 4

228 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? polytechnic

229 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  polytechnic the third

230 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? quarrelsome

231 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? quarrelsome 3

232 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? quarrelsome

233 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  quarrelsome the first

234 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? blackberry

235 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? blackberry 3

236 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? blackberry

237 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  blackberry the first

238 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? bureaucratically

239 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? bureaucratically 5

240 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? bureaucratically

241 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  bureaucratically the third

242 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? serenade

243 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? serenade 3

244 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? serenade

245 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  serenade the third

246 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? terrific

247 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? terrific 3

248 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? terrific

249 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  terrific the second

250 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? antidisestablishmentarianism

251 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.How many syllables? OK – it was only a joke!! but in fact there were 12

252 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one? If you insist on going on! antidisestablishmentarianism

253 Getting used to identifying word stress 1.Which is the stressed one?  antidisestablishmentarianism the eighth

254 enough!!! I hope it helped!

255 Getting used to identifying word stress The purpose of this and other routines in the suite is to help people get confident with their own language awareness.

256 Getting used to identifying word stress Did this help, in fact? Please let me know! Thanks!


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