Word Stress of American English
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Word Stress of American English

Creating Rhythm in Words
4.7 (10 ratings)
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1,052 students enrolled
Created by Sheila Lebedenko
Last updated 10/2019
English
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 32 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • how to speak American English with proper word stress
Requirements
  • No
Description

Learn which syllables to stress and which syllables not to stress.  Learn how to use vowel length, pitch, volume and energy to stress a syllable.  Learn how to relax on unstressed syllables.   Learn about primary stress vs. secondary stress.  Reinforce lessons with repetition audio to build muscle memory.  End the course with a  humor review.

Who this course is for:
  • Intermediate and advanced students of English
Course content
Expand all 13 lectures 01:52:16
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:12

The rhythm of English is very important.  Word stress is your introduction to good rhythm.

Preview 01:12
+ Word Stress
12 lectures 01:51:04

Learn what a syllable is.  Then learn the basic rules for stressing nouns, adjective, verbs and compound nouns.  Reinforce what you learn with the repetition audio.

Preview 16:45

Learn how to stress phrasal verbs and nouns.  Learn many examples of phrasal verbs and nouns.  Reinforce what you learn with the repetition audio.

Phrasal Verbs & Nouns: Part 3
04:41

Learn how to stress abbreviations, numbers, names and places.  Then practice with the repetition audio.

Preview 07:40

Learn how to stress nouns and verbs with prefixes.  Then practice with the repetition audio.

Prefixes: Part 5
09:14

Learn which suffixes do not affect the stress of a word.  Practice with the repetition audio.

Neutral Suffixes: Part 6
06:57

Learn which suffixes shift stress one syllable to the left.  Also learn when to create secondary stress in 4 syllable words.  Then practice with the repetition audio.

Stress one vowel to the Left: Part 7
19:48

Learn which suffixes shift stress two syllables to the left.  Then practice with the repetition audio.

Stress two vowels to the left: Part 8
10:19

Learn which suffixes to stress.  Practice with the repetition audio.

Suffixes that Hold Stress: Part 9
07:39

Practice changing stress patterns between different grammatical forms of a word.  Then practice with the repetition audio to reinforce it.

Suffix Changing Exercise: Part 10
09:45

Learn when to omit an entire syllable.  Practice with the repetition audio.

Dropped Syllables: Part 11
04:13

Focus on how much energy each syllable requires by changing each word to combinations of La, Laa and lu.  Definitely use the repetition practice!

Lala Practice: Part 12
06:04

Relax and review the word stress rules in this course through humorous one-liners.  There's repetition audio yet again!

Humor Review: Part 13
07:59