English Pronunciation Lessons
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This video highlights the difference that word stress can make in the meaning of a word. In these cases the stress changes with the use of the word in a sentence. If a word is to be used as a noun then the stress will fall on the first syllable. If the word is being used as a verb the stress will fall on the second syllable. Take a look at this video and do the exercises, listen for the subtle shift in word stress. The vowel in the stressed syllable is longer and the pitch changes. The vowel in the unstressed syllable is reduced and short.
Enjoy this video on how to pronounce the letters of the English alphabet. You will find this skill very helpful when you need to give your personal information like the spelling of your name and address.
In this video you will learn a fast and effective method to improve your intelligibility. Though it is a simple change, a recent study finds that native American English speakers find it very important for the intelligibility of foreign speakers of English.