Free English Pronunciation and Accent Reduction Lessons
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Saturday December 20th, 2008
I strongly recommend that you listen to podcast #14, before using this one, if you haven't already.
In today's podcast, we're going to learn about a group of words which have two different pronunciations in terms of syllable stress.
Example: record (noun) record (verb)
When is your band going to record a record?
Review: If a two syllable verb begins with a latin prefix, don't stress the prefix, stress the root. (see podcast#14)
Exercise: Listen and repeat the following words. The first word will be the noun (stress on the first syllable). The second word will be the verb (stress on the second syllable).
Exercise: Listen and repeat the following sentences. Each sentence contains a word in its verb and noun form :
The class presented the teacher with a present.
The rebels are planning to rebel next month.
We project that the project will cost millions.
The police suspect that the suspect knew the victim.
When will your band record a new record?
She objected to being treated like an object.
The newspapers' descriptions of the conflict, conflict.
Feel the Rhythm
Practice today's exercises a few times, repetitively, so that they begin to sink into your memory. The key to learning an American accent is training, repetition, practice !
Through repetitive practice, you'll begin to change the way that you speak English. You'll begin to pick up the American accent!
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Thank you and see you next time!
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