Stress in 1 & 2 Syllable Words

You may be unaware of what stress means and how the same word can have a different meaning depending on the tone. Let's illustrate this with the English word o'bject- /ˈɒbdʒɪkt/ (noun) - stress on the first syllable, is an existing thing or the goal of something; and obje'ct /əbˈdʒɛkt/ (verb) - stress on the second syllable, means to disagree with something.

Apostrophe ( ‘ ) signifies a letter under stress. Note that unstressed letter О has a sound of А. Stresses are shown as a temporary aid so that the correct tone is observed when reading.

Listen to the audio recording and read the words out loud observing the correct tone. Repeat 5 times or until memorised.


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