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Lesson 31. Begin at the Beginning.

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Stress in Longer Words

Lesson 31; Part A

Some words have more than two syllables. In every word, one syllable is stressed. Listen and repeat. O is the stressed syllable and oo the unstressed syllables.
Ooo
exercise   
oOo   
computer   
ooO   
understand   
Oooo   
supermarket   
oOoo  
photography   
ooOo   
information   
oOooo  
vocabulary   
ooOoo  
university   
oooOo  
communication   

syllable

example

Japanese





mathematics   

There are three syllables in the word exercise.

Computer is an example of a three-syllable word.

I can't understand Japanese.

Do you like small shops or supermarkets?

Are you interested in photography?

I'd like some information about mathematics courses.

Will you help me with my vocabulary?

Which university did you go to?
 
Email is very helpful for communication.  

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Lesson 31; Part B

idea.jpgWhen you add syllables to words, the stress often stays on the same syllable. Listen and repeat.

begin     
decide   
possible       
sentence    
interest    
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-->
-->
--> 
beginning
decided
impossible
sentences
interesting

 

idea.jpgBut sometimes a different syllable is stressed. Listen and repeat.
electric   
pronounce    
photograph   
explain         
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-->
-->
-->
electricity
pronunciation
photography
explanation



Exercises


pencil.jpgWrite these words.
Example:
 
/bi'giniη/     begining  
1    /'int∂vju:/          
2    /mju:'zi:∂m/   
3    /mæg∂'zi:n/        
4    /'defin∂tli/
5    /∂'mеrik∂n/
6    /poli'ti∫∂n/
7    /næ∫∂næl∂ti/
8    /f∂'tografi/
_______interview
_______museum
_______magazine
_______definitely
_______American
_______politician
_______nationality
_______photography 

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

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  adjective     alphabet     cinema     eleven     furniture     grandmother     important    reception     remember     tomorrow
Ooo 
 adjective         
_______alphabet
_______cinema
_______furniture
_______grandmother   
oOo
_______eleven
_______important
_______reception
_______remember
_______tomorrow

Check your answers with the Key. Then listen and repeat

wizard.jpgComplete the sentences. Choose words with the correct stress from the box. You do not need all the words.
afternoon     bicycle     conversation     delicious     discussion     exercises     expensive    holiday     morning     normally     often     Saturday     seventeen     seventy     sixty    Sunday     Sweden     Switzerland     telephone     today     yesterday

1    We had a oOo  delicious  meal on Ooo  _______Saturday
2    We Ooo _______normally go on Ooo _______holiday by car, but this time we're going by Ooo _______bycicle.
3    I did ten grammar Oooo _______exercises Ooo _______yesterday.
4    Is Ooo _______Switzerland an oOo _______expensive country?
5    My son's ooO _______seventeen and my father's Ooo _______seventy.
6    I had a long Ooo _______telephone ooOo  _______conversation this ooO _______afternoon.

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

pen.jpgSix months of the year have three or four syllables. Write them on the correct line.

Oooo
  __________January __________February
oOo    September __________October __________November __________December

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.


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