Phonetics are VERY Important | British English Pronunciation
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Stress and Rhythm in English Pronunciation
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.
Advanced Speaking & Pronunciation
In this video, we discuss the idea of LINKING and other types of connections that we use in English to create fluid, smooth speech. We also discuss EXTREME REDUCTIONS, which are chunked words that are frequently connected and reduced in English, including examples such as "gonna," "wanna," "hafta," etc.
In the final video of this series, we review the idea of FOCUS WORDS and discuss how speakers can change the FOCUS depending on their intention. We also explore the concept of THOUGHT GROUPS, which are chunks of words often grouped by patterns of STRESS, INTONATION, FOCUS and LINKING. THOUGHT GROUPS can include COLLOCATIONS, NUMBERS and PUNCTUATION. (NOTE: Some sources teach RHYTHMIC UNITS as an example of a THOUGHT GROUP. In this video series, we do not. For more about RHYTHMIC UNITS, please go back and watch video 3-Basic Sentence Stress).