Accent Diet Lesson 4: Word Stress – #80185

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Accent Diet Lesson 4: Word Stress – #80185

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english pronunciation practiceWHAT IS WORD STRESS?

Word stress is a term that describes the extra stress or power that gets placed on a single word in a sentence. (This is sometimes called “sentence stress.”) Just like pausing and stretching, stress is one aspect of English.

english pronunciation practiceHOW DO I PUT STRESS ON A WORD?

Stressed words are a little longer (stretched), a little higher and a little louder
than the other words in a sentence.

english pronunciation practiceHOW DO I KNOW WHICH WORDS TO STRESS?

Simply put, you should stress the important key words of a sentence. Usually, this means the words that give new information. In the following example, the stressed words are in bold: The table is in the middle of theroom.

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