Word and Sentence Stress

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Word and Sentence Stress

  1. 1. Which of the following words has the stress on the first syllable •Biologist •Photographer •Psychiatrist •Secretary
  2. 2. Which 2-syllable word has a different stress pattern from the others? • police • mother • student • money
  3. 3. Which 2-syllable word has a different stress pattern from the others? • career • shampoo • balloon • problem
  4. 4. Which 3-syllable word has a different stress pattern from the others? • cinema • Saturday • umbrella • manager
  5. 5. Which 3-syllable word has a different stress pattern from the others? • potato • paragraph • computer • professor
  6. 6. Which of these adjectives beginning with ‘un’ or ‘in’ has the stress on the final syllable? • informal • unhappy • unfriendly • unemployed
  7. 7. What is stress? How can you identify stressed syllables? Which sound never appears within a stressed syllable? Up to how many levels of stress have been identified?
  8. 8. Why learn stress? "I carried the b'tell to the hottle."

Now reverse the stress patterns for the two words and you should be able to make sense of the sentence!
"I carried the bottle to the hotel."
  9. 9. Some definitions... In English we can use the word ‘stress’ to refer generally to the way we emphasize something, or give prominence to it When a word or syllable is pronounced with greater force than other words in the same sentence or other syllables in the same word.
  10. 10. How to identify stress?
  11. 11. O o equal o O oo equality O o o equalise o o o O o equalisation
  12. 12. Plumber- electrician- doctor- journalist- musician- shop- assistant- teacher- soldier- novelist- architect- carpenter- actor- policeman- fireman- lecturer- florist- businessman- artist- farmer- scientist- researcher- gardener-designer
  13. 13. Register-Record-Upset-Project-Control- protest- subject- present •They are conducting a science project •Before the meeting, you have to register first. •The equipment is out of control •A protest was held by the company against animal testing •This offer is subjected to the approval of the board

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