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    Question Could y'all gimme some suggestions for the 'stress' and 'accent' in English?

    Without doubt that English pronunciation is one very important part of speaking skills.
    And the nonstandard pronunciation would interfere with listening.
    Well,I gotta admit that my English pronunciation sucks so far.
    In fact the problem about English word stress that troubles me all along.
    Moreover,how can I memorize the accents of A LARGE NUMBER OF English vocabularies?
    Are there any rules to follow for the grave accent?
    Look,I have been hurting for mastering English listening skills.
    So gimme some suggestions please and let me know it well to the hilt.
    Cheers in advance.

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    Default Re: Could y'all gimme some suggestions for the 'stress' and 'accent' in English?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arak365 View Post
    Without doubt that English pronunciation is one very important part of speaking skills.
    And the nonstandard pronunciation would interfere with listening.
    Well,I gotta admit that my English pronunciation sucks so far.
    In fact the problem about English word stress that troubles me all along.
    Moreover,how can I memorize the accents of A LARGE NUMBER OF English vocabularies?
    Are there any rules to follow for the grave accent?
    Look,I have been hurting for mastering English listening skills.
    So gimme some suggestions please and let me know it well to the hilt.
    Cheers in advance.
    Hi Arak365,

    Stress is a very important part of speaking! Unfortunately it's also a very big subject.

    There is a free trailer for The Rhythm of English, our educational video on word and sentence stress, on youtube here. It starts to cover some of the material that you are looking for.

    If you have a more specific questions, perhaps we can help you more in the forum.

    Matthew Balson
    Competence home

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    Default Re: Could y'all gimme some suggestions for the 'stress' and 'accent' in English?

    Not sure quite what you mean by "grave accent" - could you explain further?

    Is this what you are talking about?:

    The grave accent is most often used in English in poetry and song lyrics. It indicates that a vowel usually silent is to be pronounced, in order to fit the rhythm or meter. Most often, it is applied to a word ending with -ed. For instance, the word looked is usually pronounced /lʊkt/ as a single syllable, with the e silent; when written as lookèd, the e is pronounced /ˈlʊkɪd/ (look-ed). It can also be used in this capacity to distinguish certain pairs of identically spelled words like the past tense of learn, learned /lɜː(r)nd/, from the adjective learnèd /ˈlɜː(r)nɪd/.

    (source Wikipedia)

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    Question Supplementation:The 'stress' and 'accent' in English word

    Er,in other words,I mean how to determine the location of the accent in a English vocabulary which is stressed?Especially the polysyllabic word what you meet which syllable ought to be stressed?

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    Wink Re: Could y'all gimme some suggestions for the 'stress' and 'accent' in English?

    just continue listening and observing hos native speakers speak then you'll make it

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