Office Vocabulary - Compound Noun Stress - Teachers' Notes

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Business English Pronunciation- Office vocabulary compound nouns stress
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Generally, compound nouns which are made up of noun + noun are stressed on the first word or on 
both equally, while those made up of adjective + noun are stressed on the second word. 

Spare office vocabulary compound nouns for extra practice and to prompt the discussion 
stages
Screen saver
Colour printer
Pocket calculator
Filing cabinet
Fax machine
Framed photo
Book shelves
Palm top
Security desk
Paper clips
Notepad
Personal organiser
Computer desk
Reception desk
Waiting area
Wall chart
Colour posters
Flip chart
Overhead projector
Wall calendar

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