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  • Hey there, how are you? This is Ceema your trainer once again. Well what am I going to

  • teach you today? I'm gonna teach you to speak like a native English speaker, which means

  • that this video is for all of you. Now a lot of people tell me that they don't really sound

  • like a native English speaker and you know why? Because they don't know how to pronounce

  • words properly. So let me tell you, if you know how to pronounce words properly you will

  • sound like a native English speaker. But the problem is that nobody in English class has

  • ever taught you pronunciation. So I'm gonna help you understand that pronouncing words

  • properly relates to syllable stress, which means if you know which syllable to stress

  • in the word you are going to be able to pronounce that word properly. So I've got a list of

  • all the rules pertaining to syllable stress and after we learn the rules we will then

  • go through a passage to see how much you've learned. So it is important that all of you

  • stay with me through the entire video, okay? So let's learn the rules and then see how

  • we can apply that, right? Okay so let's go ahead with understanding syllable stress,

  • but wait a minute, what is a syllable? Okay let me tell you every word has one two three

  • or maybe ten parts depending on how big the word is. So every part of a word is called

  • a syllable. But now the question is, how do I know how many syllables or how many part

  • a particular word has? Okay let's try this little exercise what's my name? Ceema right?

  • When I say this word which is my name let me put my hand below my chin and say it like

  • that Cee-ma. How many times do you think my chin dropped? Let's see again Cee-ma, two

  • times right? There you go so my word my name which is a word obviously has got two syllables

  • that's how you will know exactly how many parts or how many syllables one word has,

  • okay? So let's move quickly to understanding syllable stress, now if we have a word which

  • has got two syllables and if that noun happens to be and if that word happens to be a noun

  • or an adjective then you will stress on syllable number one. Let me repeat if the word has

  • got two syllables which means your jaw drops twice while you say it and if that two syllable

  • word happens to be a noun which could be a name, place, animal or a thing and or if it

  • happens to be an adjective either which is a word to describe a noun

  • then you will stress syllable number one. Let's see the example we have a word like

  • contest’, let me say this word properly, let's see if it is really a two syllable word

  • or not, so con-test. Well that is definitely a two syllable word and a contest means a

  • competition, right? So because it is a two syllable word and because it is a noun I am

  • going to stress syllable number one. So I will say contest. I can't say contest. If

  • I'm talking about this word in the context of a noun, okay? The next word is record,

  • not record but record. You need to keep a good record. So again this is a two syllable

  • word, it is a noun and therefore I don't say record I stress the first syllable which is

  • this part and I say record. We have another word which is rainy this is obviously an adjective

  • because it will describe a noun. Okay so if I say, this is a rainy day. I can't say, this

  • is a rainy day. It's rainy okay so that's again where I stress on syllable number one,

  • okay? Is that easy? Okay, let's now move on to understanding something very important

  • here. If we're talking about a two syllable word and if that two syllable word now happens

  • to be a verb which is an action or a preposition words like in, on, between,

  • among, off, etc. Then even though it is a two syllable word now you are now gonna stress

  • syllable number two, okay? I'll repeat that again for those who did not understand at

  • the first time. Okay, if we are now looking at a two syllable word and if that word is

  • a verb which is a word that talks about an action or if that is a preposition then you

  • are going to stress syllable number two, which means a word like this which is an action,

  • I won't stress this syllable no that's not right. You're gonna stress syllable number

  • two and you're gonna say receive. I can't say receive, that's wrong. You'll say I need

  • to receive, I'm going to receive a gift, okay? So that's how you say it because it's a verb

  • it talks about an action it's a two syllable word because it goes receive, right? So you

  • say receive. Okay then we've got a preposition which again is a two syllable word right so

  • I will say between. We stressing syllable number two again between and then we've got

  • another word which is present I'm stressing this word this syllable which is thesent

  • part and I say present. Now let me tell you something very interesting okay this word

  • can also be used as a noun did you know that so let's say if I'm talking about this as

  • a noun I will then stress on the first syllable and I will say present. Present as in a gift.

  • You know I get a Christmas present. I cannot say I get a Christmas present but if I'm using

  • this word as an action I will say let me present a new topic. So I get a Christmas present

  • because it's a noun which is of two syllables but I'm going to present a new topic for all

  • of you because it is a two syllable word which is a verb, is that a little easier now? So

  • you've got to be very careful because some words can be a noun and a verb you know like

  • an adjective and a verb so you've got to be a little careful but don't worry with practice

  • you will be good. Okay then, shall we move on? Let's go to what happens if we use a three

  • syllable word? Well you might think it's a little complicated right? No, it's not. It's

  • really simple. Now if you have three syllables words which means if your jaw drops three

  • times when you say the word and if that three syllable word ends with anERor an

  • LYthen you are going to stress syllable number one. So let's look at some words manager,

  • okay let's understand the syllable stress here, three syllables, ‘ma-na-gerthree

  • syllable word but I'm going to stress syllable number one because apparently this word ends

  • with anER’. So I know a lot of students who say the manager told me, the manager told

  • me to come early that's wrong you will say the manager instructed me to come on time.

  • The manager because again it's a three syllable word ending with anER’. Okay we have

  • another word which is silently. Three syllablessi-lent-lywhich means this word which

  • is three syllable ends with anLYand therefore I will stress on the first syllable

  • which issiand I will say I was sleeping silently, not silently. I was sleeping silently.

  • Okay then, what happens if now you have a three syllable word but if that three syllable

  • word ends with a ‘Y’ or a consonant, what do you do? You again stress syllable number

  • one. That was a mistake. Syllable number one. So look at this word, it's a word which has

  • got three syllables the word is clarity, ‘cla-ri-tythree syllables, sure? Good. And this word

  • ends with the ‘Y’ which means I'm gonna stress syllable number one and say clarity.

  • Please give me some clarity not clarity or clarity its clarity. Okay then now if you

  • have a three syllable word which ends with a ‘Y’ or a consonant, a continent is anything

  • apart from a, e, i, o, u, so if it's a three syllable word and if it ends with a consonant

  • you are going to again stress syllable number one. Let's look at the word againgen-er-ous

  • three syllables, right? So you will say generous you can't take generous, that's wrong. You

  • are a generous man. You're not a generous man. You're a generous man, right? So these

  • are the rules related to words having two syllables and words having three syllables,

  • which are the most common words spoken in the English language. So please practice these

  • words but what about practicing right now? Okay so I have got this passage that I've

  • written especially for you so that we can check how much you've understood. Okay so

  • we're gonna read that and see if we are applying all these rules properly, okay? So read with

  • me, “The man gave the children a present.” “The children were told to present themselves

  • orderly.” “This man is always generous.” “If you record, record his kind deeds, you

  • won't be able to keep a record.” Notice what I did here, if you record his kind deeds,

  • you won't be able to keep a record. “That's why we believe not believe but believe in

  • living lovingly.” As you can see both these words are similar but over here this happens

  • to be a noun over here it happens to be a verb and therefore the pronunciation changes.

  • So, the man gave the children a present. The children were told to present themselves orderly.

  • A three syllable word, you're stressing syllable number one because it ends with a ‘Y’.

  • The man is always generous. If you record, this is a verb so you're stressing syllable

  • number two if you record his kind deeds you won't be able to keep a record. Over here

  • record refers to a noun and therefore you say record re, record. That's why we believe,

  • we believe not we believe but we believe in living lovingly, okay? Well I hope you found

  • this lesson really interesting because I'll tell you what, pronunciation is so much fun

  • if you know the rules, because if you know the rules you are going to be really good

  • at speaking like a native English speaker. So I've got syllable stress part number two

  • coming up, this only the first part so stay tuned for part number two and I'll be back

  • with some more lessons until then this is me saying,

  • bye.

Hey there, how are you? This is Ceema your trainer once again. Well what am I going to

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/19
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