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  • In this American English pronunciation video,

  • youre going to get even better at speaking with rhythmic contrast.

  • Were going to practice three-syllable words with second syllable stress.

  • First, if you are just going to watch this video, don't.

  • That would be very boring.

  • This video only works if youre willing to practice your English out loud.

  • So, if you're somewhere where you can't do that, make sure to come back to this video later.

  • When learning English as a second language,

  • most people don't make unstressed syllables as fast, low in pitch, or quiet, as they should.

  • The tendency is to over-pronounce them, but that's not good English.

  • In English, we have clearer, stressed syllables: DA,

  • and less clear unstressed syllables: da.

  • So for these syllables, don’t be afraid to be less clear.

  • In this video, we're just going to do 3-syllable words, with second syllable stress,

  • like this: da-DA-da.

  • da-DA-da. That's all you're going to hear.

  • You're going to get into a groove with the rhythm.

  • After each repetition of the word, repeat it just like you hear it.

  • Don't over-pronounce the unstressed syllables.

  • This is going to move quickly. See if you can keep up.

  • Procedure. da-DA-da. Procedure.

  • Decided. da-DA-da. Decided.

  • Example. da-DA-da. Example.

  • Directly. da-DA-da. Directly.

  • Important. da-DA-da. Important.

  • Consider. da-DA-da. Consider.

  • Completely. da-DA-da. Completely.

  • Advantage. da-DA-da. Advantage.

  • Agenda. da-DA-da. Agenda.

  • Mistaken. da-DA-da. Mistaken.

  • Forgetful. da-DA-da. Forgetful.

  • Exactly. da-DA-da. Exactly.

  • Iconic. da-DA-da. Iconic.

  • Nutrition. da-DA-da. Nutrition.

  • Unwieldy. da-DA-da. Unwieldy.

  • Now, we're going to go back to the beginning and just do the words one time each.

  • Repeat each word and don't worry too much about the sounds.

  • This is a drill exercise in rhythm.

  • Procedure

  • Decided

  • Example

  • Directly

  • Important

  • Consider

  • Completely

  • Advantage

  • Agenda

  • Mistaken

  • Forgetful

  • Exactly

  • Iconic

  • Nutrition

  • Unwieldy

  • Now we're going to go back to the beginning

  • and just do the words one time each with a short sentence.

  • Repeat the word and the sentence

  • keeping the right rhythm when it's in a sentence.

  • ProcedureWhat’s the procedure?

  • DecidedWe decided to stay.

  • Example – I need another example.

  • DirectlyGo directly to your supervisor.

  • ImportantHow important is it?

  • Consider – I’ll consider it.

  • Completely – I completely agree.

  • AdvantageThat’s one advantage.

  • AgendaWhat’s on the agenda?

  • Mistaken – I must be mistaken.

  • Forgetful – I’m pretty forgetful.

  • ExactlyThat’s exactly right.

  • IconicIt’s an iconic building.

  • NutritionHe’s studying nutrition.

  • UnwieldyIt’s not heavy, but it’s unwieldy.

  • What other three-syllable words with second syllable stress can you think of?

  • Put them in the comments below to give everyone more words to practice with.

  • Stress is something I stress in my book American English Pronunciation.

  • If you want an organized, step-by-step resource to build your American accent,

  • click here to buy the book. I think youre going to love it.

  • That’s it, and thanks so much for using Rachel’s English.

In this American English pronunciation video,


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