Unstressed Syllables Practice A – #79390

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Unstressed Syllables Practice A – #79390

This lesson will help you improve your pronunciation of unstressed syllables. Begin by listening to the audio and repeat the phrases after the speaker. Then, go through each of the phrases again on your own and read them aloud. The unstressed syllables are underlined. For added practice, record yourself reading the phrases and listen to see if your pronunciation sounds like the audio.

english pronunciation practiceLISTEN

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

It is important not to stress the unstressed syllables in a word.
Listen to and record examples of the unstressed /ə/ in the words below.
The unstressed syllable is underlined. Compare your recording to the teacher’s.

  1. amend
  2. president
  3. company
  4. message
  5. economy
  6. motivate
  7. opposite
  8. ago
  9. amount
  10. television
  11. banana
  12. arrive
  13. question

More Practice
Try these related pages to help you practice unstressed syllables:
Unstressed Syllables Practice B
Unstressed Syllables Practice C

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