Pronunciation and intonation are often ignored by English learners and teachers on English courses. Students achieve a high level of efficiency in grammar, vocabulary and writing, but are not able to speak with clarity in speech. They simply are not able to develop their potential in speaking and listening, this often leads to inexpressive communication in English.
While writing English we add a comma, full stop, exclamation etc. To make the reader understand written material better. How do you do that while speaking? That's where stress in English is helpful. It helps you convey your message clearly by adding the right pauses.
We don't speak like robots in real life nor we speak text book English. Word endings are often combined in sentences giving it a natural flow and rhythm. Mastering the art connected speech with the right word stress will make you a great communicator and people will be astound of your new speaking style.
Words are often mispronounced if you apply the wrong stress. Many words in English change their meaning with incorrect stress. Learn to correctly stress verbs, nouns, compound verbs, syllables within words to sound more clear and expressive while speaking.
English is a language of emotions. We, humans express our emotions all the time, but does that reflect in your voice. Learn when to go up, down, change your pitch to express emotions correctly. Master the art of speaking immaculate English.
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