Pronunciation practice

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SAFEA Public Policy Program
ORAL Presentation II- Week 8
Pronunciation Practice
Word stress:
Compounds: newspaper stock market health care Web page
deadline classroom background weekend
Noun/Verb: noun
conduct
project
survey
verb
conduct
project
survey
noun
verb
noun verb
present present record record
program program conflict conflict
protect protect
Using suffixes to predict stress:
-ic scientific
Democratic
statistic
-ogy biology
hydrology
-ical economical
physical
typical
-ity possibility
minority
humanity
-tion,-sion permission
-omy: economy
distribution
dichotomy
administration
communication
-ify specify
certify
Verb based nouns: management, government, announcement
Verbs with first syllable stress: process, mandate
Nouns with second syllable stress: mistake, success, supply,
exchange, report, review
SAFEA Public Policy Program
ORAL Presentation II- Week 8
Pronunciation Practice
Consonants:
/s/ endings: documents, parts, lawsuits, departments, wants
/z/ endings: responsibilities, Master’s, kinds, members, plans, laws,
professors, Peoples’, institutions, corporations, years
/v/ supervise, love, environment, everyone, every, movies,
university, have, supervise, government, supervision, violence,
improve, everything, invest, over, improving, very, advanced,
improvement
Vowels:
/ey/: main, create, mainly, gain
Syllables:
Plurals: provinces, houses, releases, places
Past tense: graduated
Other: ordinarily,tangible, intangible
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