Learn To Speak English

WORD STRESS
  • Every word is made up of one, two, three or more syllables.
  • We don't say every syllable with the same force or stress.
  • In each word, we say one syllable louder, stronger or with more emphasis than the others.
  • The syllables that are not stressed are called weak, small or quiet.
  • Native speakers of English listen for the stressed syllable in a word and not the weak syllables.
  • If you practice and use word stress in your speech you can improve your pronunciation and comprehension.
  • Listen carefully to the explanation about word stress by Dan below: