Unit 29. Second Hand, Bookshop.
Stress in Compound Words
|Compound words are made from two smaller words put together, for example book + shop = bookshop. (They are not always written as one word, for example shoe shop.) In most compound words, the stress is on the first part. For example, the word bookshop has two syllables and the stress is on the first syllable. Listen to these examples.
|Note: If the first part of the compound word is an adjective, there may be stress on the second part too, for example OO double room.
Note: There may be stress on the second part of a compound noun when:
|If the compound word is not a noun, we often put stress on the second part too.
Listen to these examples.
|Sometimes a compound word looks the same as
Listen. Write the words in bold in the correct columns.
|Listen. In each sentence, one of the compound words (in bold) has stress on the first part (Oo) and the other has stress on the second part too (OO). Underline the word if there is stress on the second part too.
Key.1. second hand
2. old fashioned
3. hand made
5. half price
6. first class
They did the photocopies overnight.
1 I got this motorbike second hand.
2 Using a typewriter is so old fashioned.
3 These earrings were hand made.
4 I'm short-sighted, like my grandmother.
5 All the sunglasses are half price.
6 The waiting room is for first class only.
|Listen. Which thing is the speaker asking about? Put a tick next to it and say Yes. I have or No, I haven't. Give a true answer!
Key.1 a Yes, I have.
2 b No, I haven't.
3 a Yes, I have.
4 a Yes, I have.
Example: Have you ever seen a ski jump?
No, I haven't.
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