In phrases, words do not always have the same stress pattern.
This exercise will help you practise recognising stress patterns in spoken language
Listen to the audio. While you listen, read the following information:
In natural, spoken English, we don’t pronounce each syllable with the same emphasis (word stress)
For example: 'guarantee'
In a phrase, we also have a mixture of weak and strong stress sounds:
For example: ‘a single to Leeds’
‘turn left at the lights’
Listen to some examples here:
Listen to these words and phrases from the dictation and match them to the correct stress pattern.
This activity is taken from a longer section which is all about listening to a dictation:
Dictations - A recipe for sourdough bread
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