British Accent audio- great tip for syllable stress in English words

British Accent Audio Train­ing (and oth­er Eng­lish accents)-Tip For Learn­ing Word Stress

In this British accent audio train­ing les­son, instead of focus­ing on how to say the de- stressed syl­la­ble, I have focused on the stressed syl­la­ble.  For some stu­dents it’s hard to use the schwa vow­el to make a de-stressed syl­la­ble. Even though this les­son is titled British accent audio, the tip also applies for the oth­er Eng­lish accents such as Aus­tralian and Amer­i­can.

The key to learn­ing how to use syl­la­ble stress in words cor­rect­ly, is to focus on the stressed syl­la­ble. You focus on mak­ing the stressed syl­la­bles loud and long. At the same time, relax and say the unstressed syl­la­bles quick­ly, and allow the vow­el in these syl­la­bles to sound less clear as if the syl­la­ble has been squashed or con­densed.

British Accent Audio Train­ing (and oth­er Eng­lish accents)- word stress

 

(If I haven’t writ­ten a sep­a­rate pho­net­ic spelling for the Aus­tralian pro­nun­ci­a­tion, say it the way the British is said- the first pho­net­ic spelling next to each word is the British)

affORdable   /əˈfɔː.də.bəl/    US  /əˈfɔːr.də.bəl/

SYStem   /ˈsɪs.təm/

VAluable  /ˈvæl.jə.bəl/

VAcant   /ˈveɪ.kənt/

priORity    /praɪˈɒr.ə.ti/    US  /praɪˈɔːr.ə.t̬i/

NECces­sary   /ˈnes.ə.ser.i/

compeTItion  /ˌkɒm.pəˈtɪʃ.ən/    US  /ˌkɑːm.pəˈtɪʃ.ən/  (the ‘com’ syl­la­ble is the sec­ondary stressed syl­la­ble- the vow­el is said clear­ly but with slight­ly less loud and long)

inVESTment        /ɪnˈvest.mənt/

forGiven    /fəˈɡɪvən/    US  /fɚˈɡɪvən/

enDANgered   /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒəd/ 

TRAFFic   /ˈtræf.ɪk/

MELody    /ˈmel.ə.di/

susTAINed   /səˈsteɪnd/ 

apo­loGETic   /əˌpɒl.əˈdʒet.ɪk/   US  /əˌpɑː.ləˈdʒet̬.ɪk/    Aust /əˌpɒl.əˈdʒet̬.ɪk

I hope this has made word stress eas­i­er for you. Also have a look here for more free train­ing on learn­ing cor­rect word stress.

Best wish­es, Esther

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