Pronunciation

An introduction to the IPA

What’s up, guys? How is it going in the morning? My name’s Canh. You can call me Lee as an English name. I’ve been teaching English as a second language for years. Learning English isn’t fast and it’s not going change overnight, but don’t worry, I’m going to help you get started. Just stay tuned, relax and be patient.

Today, we’re going to talk about IPA which is the very first thing you should learn about the English language.

A few words about IPA

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Stress and rhythm part 1 – Syllable division and word stress

Many students think that learning English is about learning grammar,consonants, vowels, and vocabulary. These form the basic foundation of a language, however, if you want to be understood when speaking American English, and if you want to understand native speakers, it is essential that you improve your stress and rhythm.

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Stress and rhythm part 2 – sentence stress

Sentence stress is the main means of providing rhythm in speech. Rhythm is the key to fluent English speech. Sentence stress occurs when we say certain words more loudly and with more emphasis than others.

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