Printable Handout: Syllable Stress

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Q1 - They're going to record the show.
'record' is stressed on the first syllable.
'record' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q2 - They are worried about the imports from China.
'imports' is stressed on the first syllable.
'imports' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q3 - He imports all of his goods.
'imports' is stressed on the first syllable.
'imports' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q4 - They will refuse to do it.
'refuse' is stressed on the first syllable.
'refuse' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q5 - The refuse collectors didn't empty the rubbish bins this week.
'refuse' is stressed on the first syllable.
'refuse' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q6 - They export all over the world.
'export' is stressed on the first syllable.
'export' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q7 - They broke the world record last week.
'record' is stressed on the first syllable.
'record' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q8 - It conflicts with our plan.
'conflicts' is stressed on the first syllable.
'conflicts' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q9 - The conflict between the two nations is getting worse.
'conflict' is stressed on the first syllable.
'conflict' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q10 - The police suspect him of the crime.
'suspect' is stressed on the first syllable.
'suspect' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q11 - It took me ages to digest the news.
'digest' is stressed on the first syllable.
'digest ' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q12 - She's a rebel.
'rebel' is stressed on the first syllable.
'rebel' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q13 - I object to that!
'object' is stressed on the first syllable.
'object' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q14 - It's an object.
'object' is stressed on the first syllable.
'object' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q15 - I want a refund.
'refund' is stressed on the first syllable.
'refund' is stressed on the second syllable.
Q16 - I want them to refund me in full.
'refund' is stressed on the first syllable.
'refund' is stressed on the second syllable.

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