Unit 22. Saturday September 13th
Introducing Word Stress
|If a word has more than one syllable, you give stress to one of the
syllables. To give it stress, do one or more of these to the syllable:
For example, Saturday is Ooo.
|Listen to the conversation and listen to the stress patterns of the words in bold type.
A: When do you begin your holiday?
о О O o o
В: On the thirtieth of August.
O o o О о
A: That's next Saturday!
O o o
B: We're leaving in the afternoon.
о о О
A: And when are you coming back?
B: Saturday September the thirteenth.
о О о о О
O o o
В: No. thirteenth!
|Different words have different stress patterns (patterns of stressed
and unstressed syllables). Listen to these two- and three-syllable
Oo April, thirty, morning, Sunday
oO July, midday, thirteen, today, thirteenth
Ooo Saturday, thirtieth, yesterday, holiday, seventy
oOo September; tomorrow, eleventh
ooO afternoon, seventeen, twenty-one
Note: The stress pattern of numbers with -teen is sometimes different when the word is in a sentence. For example, the normal stress pattern of nineteen is oO, but when it is followed by a noun, e.g. the nineteen nineties, nineteen people, the pattern is Oo.
Note: January and February may be pronounced with the stress patterns Ooo or Oooo.
|Stress patterns can help you hear the difference between similar words, for example, numbers ending in -teen or -ry. Listen to diese examples.
Note: You can find more about word stress in Units 28 to 31.
Write the full words in the correct column, according to their stress pattern.
|Write one word from Exercise 1 in each sentence below. The word must have the stress pattern shown. Then say the sentences.
1 I'm going to have a party on _______ (Ooo).
2 My grandfather is _______ (Ooo) years old.
3 I often sleep for an hour in the _______ (ooO).
4 My birthday is on the _______ (oOo) of March.
5 In F.acope, the weather is warm in _______ (oO).
6 I left school when I was _______ (ooO).
7 Goodnight. See you _______ (oOo).
8 How long is your summer _______ (Ooo)?
|Find a way from Start to Finish. You may pass a square only if the word
has the stress pattern Ooo. You can move horizontally or vertically
|Listen and circle the number you hear.
Key.1. 17 2. 14th
3. 50 4. 1916
5. 30 6. 80
1 100 dollars? h only cost 17 / 70 last year!
2 He was the 14th / 40th President of my country.
3 The maximum number of people is 15 / 50.
4 She was born in 1916 / 1960.
5 He was 13 / 30 on his last birthday.
6 She'll be 18 / 80 in March.
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