Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 3 – Episode 28 – Pronunciation – Stress in Words with Suffixes

Welcome back to another ESL Podcast, everyone! It’s a beautiful Monday and I’m bringing to you a wonderful chapter with a set of objectives to achieve!

  • How to stress words with common suffixes.
  • The pronunciation of longer, multisyllable words, especially academic, scientific, and technical terms.
  • More about vowel sounds in stressed and unstressed syllables.

Most common suffixes, such as -er, -ment, and -able, do not affect word stress. 

Ex: En-joy, en-joy-able, en-joy-ment

Other suffixes, such as -ic, -ity, and -ion, shift the stress in predictable ways. 

Specify        Major              Apply

Specific       Majority         Application

 

Practice

Curiosity

Strategic

Volunteer

Motivation

Possibility

Specific

Career

Reservation

Creativity

Electric

Engineer

Indication

Stability

Historic

Pioneer

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