Pronunciation Course | Phase III | Unstressed Words in Sentences

We’re back with the third-to-last video in the pronunciation course! Again, if you guys are ready and requesting the video course, please reach out to me and I’ll make it LIVE on Podia. Until then, this audio is available on all Patreon badges, as stated dozens of times before.

And in today’s episode, I will teach you how to unstress structured words. Remember, structured words make the grammar of the sentence correct, but in spoken English, we often unstress them.

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{Patreon Special} Pronunciation Course | Phase III | Stressed Words in Sentences

Stressed Words in Sentences! The differences between content/focus words and function words. If you’re having difficulty enunciating words in a sentence, my pronunciation course (available on all Patreon badges) will help you. Video course, at request, will go up on Podia (after the first request). So make sure you ask! Nonetheless, join my Early Access Badge to get the full course!

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Pronunciation Course | Phase III | Stress in Words with Suffixes

Welcome back to another pronunciation phase! And in today’s episode, we’re going to be discussing how to identify the stressed syllable in words with suffixes. 

You are going to learn the following:

– Where 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.

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{Patreon Special} Pronunciation Course | Phase III | Word Stress in Two-Syllable Verbs, Noun-Verb Pairs, & Two-Word Verbs

Here’s the 4th audio of the course! If you’re on my Early Access Badge (5$ a month), getting all the podcasts early (more than 30), or any of the other badges, you’re getting my pronunciation course FOR FREE! Make sure you inquire! And in saying that, here’s a snippet of what today’s audio session is about…..

Many English verbs consist of a prefix (e.g., de-) and a root (e.g., -cide). Listen for the primary stress in the following words in my video.

Decide                         decide on the next step

Convince                      convince him to go

Reference                   refer to your notes

In two-syllable verbs with a prefix, stress the root form.

Additional Task: Use the root forms below to write at least three more two-syllable verbs in each column.

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Pronunciation Course | Phase II | Final Voiceless and Voiced Consonants

We’re back with final voiceless and voiced consonants! Another video that will help you with cutting off specific words, as well as identifying words with and without vibrations.

What signals the difference between voiceless and voiced consonants at the ends of words?

Voiceless                                                         Voiced

White                                                                                      wide

White beaches                                                                        wide beaches

Bus                                                                                          buzz

The bus stopped                                                                     the buzz stopped

Cap                                                                                          cab

Cap company                                                                          cab company

Listen and repeat each pair of words three times. “Stretch” the vowel in the second word of each pair.

  1. Lap/lab
  2. Rope/robe
  3. Cap/cab
  4. Wheat/weed
  5. Cart/card
  6. Spent/spend
  7. Back/bag
  8. Dick/dig
  9. Buck/bug

Fill in the sentences.

  1. Lap or lab                                Your notebook is in your _____________.
  2. Rope of robe                           You need a new _________. This one is worn out.
  3. Cap or cab                               I tried, but I couldn’t find a ____________.
  4. Spent or spend                        They ____________ every Saturday at the market.
  5. Cart or card                             I’ll take the ___________ to the checkout.
  6. Back or bag                             She said she would ___________ it up for me.
  7. Buck or bug                             We saw a huge _____________.
  8. Ross or Roz                             I would like you to meet my friend, ___________.

Practice II – Listen to each sentence two times.  Do you hear the correct or the incorrect pronunciation? Watch my video and circle the incorrect one.

  1. I need two pounds of meat.
  2. I can’t believe it.
  3. That’s a wide door.
  4. Leave the key on the dresser.
  5. They let us feed the animals.
  6. His backpack is in his lab.
  7. I’ll have a cup of coffee.
  8. It’s a major-league team.
  9. I received a one hundred-dollar prize.
  10. My friend just created his own writing blog.

Practice III

Look at the underlined words. Write the symbol for the final consonant words.

  1. Did you hear the door close? /z/                    He has close ties to his family. /s/
  2. Would you please excuse me? ___                You need a doctor’s excuse. ____
  3. I don’t have any use for my DVD. ___            We will probably use all of it. ___
  4. Many politicians abuse their power. ___       That was an abuse of authority. ___

Pronunciation Log

Read the phone message down below. Practice saying the underlined words with final voiced consonant sounds.

“ Hi, Ted.  We need a few more things for our holiday to Europe this weekend.  Could you please stop at the store on your way home and get these things: a can of bug spray, frozen peas, a loaf of bread, one red peppers, and a half-pound of cheddar cheese.  Oh, I almost forgot.  We need five big crab legs.  I hope you can carry everything in one bag.  Thank you!”

Send this to my email: arseniobuck@icloud.com, and I will evaluate you on how you lengthen each sound before the final voiced consonants. 

Tip: Pay special attention to your pronunciation of the underlined words.  Make changes, if needed, and submit it to me.

Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Speech Profile

Before we begin, I wanted to make this as interactive as possible.  What you’re going to do is send me a video – yes – a video of you speaking and giving a thorough introduction of yourself (if you want to do an audio, that’s ok, too).

Why? I want to give you feedback on your pronunciation before we begin the course.  If I don’t, we’ll never know exactly if you will have improved or not.  So, your introduction will be based on the questions down below.

  • Your name, where you’re from
  • Tell me about your hobbies, interests, passion
  • Reasons for taking my course, areas you would like to improve
  • Your overall goal as a non-NES speaker (or Native Speaker)

Pronunciation Features

Consonant Sounds

Vowel Sounds

Grammatical Endings

Word Stress

Rhythm

Thought Groups

Focus

Final Intonation

Connected Speech

Consonant Clusters

After you submit your recording, I will grade you in the areas above before sending it to you.

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Pronunciation Course | Phase I | Introduction

Welcome to my first ever ESL pronunciation course!  First and foremost, thank you for taking the time, and money, to join this course so that you can learn different techniques which you can apply immediately in every day conversation.

The goal of this course is to help you with the different layers of English pronunciation.

  1. Pronunciation Profile/ Overview
  2. Sounds & Syllables
  3. Stress in Words and Sentences
  4. Thought Groups and Intonation
  5. Connected Speech
  6. Vowel and Consonant Sounds

I’ve been teaching English pronunciation for quite some time, so now it’s time to convert this into a course for you guys to use immediately.

Before taking this course, we need to understand what your needs and goals are.

Check the three most important.

  • Participating in casual conversations with native speakers
  • Participating in meetings or discussions at work or school
  • Asking and answering questions in the classroom
  • Talking on the phone
  • Communicating online (social media platforms)
  • Giving short reports or presentations at work or school
  • Teaching English as a second language
  • Interacting in the community
  • Using English for international business communication.
  • Other ________________________________.

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Pronunciation Course Debut on Facebook, YouTube, Early Access Patreon Badge!

For the first time ever, I’ve taken my courses off UDEMY and now they’ll be debuting on my Facebook page! I’m so excited to bring you up to 30 videos over the next 30 days, leading to the debut of Phase IV and V on podia (stay tuned). I made these pronunciation courses initially for those of you who have difficulty with pronunciation in general. This is a comprehensive course that will require you to send your home to me, check your speech profile, your pronunciation levels, etc. Because UDEMY’s marketplace isn’t very good, I decided to focus on my real demographic, which is obviously my ESL Podcast, FB page, YouTube, etc. So, here’s the introduction to what you’ll be learning today! For the next 30 days, tune in at the same time. Also, make sure you check my blog for the template debut and coursework on a consistent basis.

If you want access to all the audio forms now, go to my Patreon! All links are down below!

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Pronunciation Phase III at discounted rate!

Welcome, everyone! For those of you who have been following and are learning ESL pronunciation, today is the day after my birthday and I’m in the season of GIVING.

For the next five days, you’ll be able to sign up for my pronunciation course Phase III for a discounted price of $9.99 (original 19.99). I’m now getting the hang of making promotions/coupons on UDEMY, so if you’re interested in having this course at a discounted rate, hit the link down below and use the coupon code.

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Arsenio’s ESL Pronunciation Course: Introduction to Phase III!

Grateful! The third course will be launched within a week, and for all my YouTube family, if you’re interested in 2 hours of exclusive content and a follow-up of the previous two courses, let’s get into it! When I launch the course (or when it’s launched) I’ll be back to tell you guys where you can find the link. In the meantime, check out the content of my other two courses down below.

Pronunciation Course Phase II: https://www.udemy.com/share/102wQS/

Pronunciation Course Phase 1: https://www.udemy.com/course/arsenios-american-esl-pronunciation-phase-1/?referralCode=8C3941AAFB58102377C4

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Pronunciation Course Part III!

Course Content

You will learn:

  • Common stress patterns in words with more than one syllable.
  • How to make a syllable sound stressed in English.
  • Where 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.
  • Basic rhythm patterns in phrases and sentences.
  • The kinds of words that are generally stressed.
  • The kinds of words that are generally stressed.

Learning outcomes:

  • Word stress in compound nouns.
  • Word stress in numbers.
  • Word stress in two-syllable verbs.
  • Word stress in two-syllable noun-verb pairs.
  • Word stress in Two-Word verbs.
  • Stress in abbreviations.
  • Know how to enunciate suffixes beginning with –i.
  • Suffixes –graphy and –logy
  • French suffixes
  • Initial stressed words in sentences.
  • Unstressed words in sentences.
  • Reducing structure words.

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