Voice message from Christian from Mexico City
great pronunciation – very clear
When I am driving at my work‘X (on the way to work / When I’m driving to work)
‘I want to say you’X – tell you
I have been improveX – improving
Three years ago I can’t do thatX – I couldn’t / wasn’t able to do that
Voice message from Mamen
British music http://www.inglespodcast.com/175
Traffic – psychedelic rock from Birmingham (Steve Winwood – Blind Faith with Eric Clapton)
(Reza was a big fan of “Traffic” years ago. What about this for psychedelic rock:
EOI – escuela oficial de idiomas
Voice message from Hector Nieves
Hector is a new listener!
‘I came across your podcast….on my way to work’
I guess I just wanna say thank you (I guess (US), I suppose (UK) – I wanna – ‘I want to’
Have a good one!
1st syllable stress
Nouns with 2 syllables: REfund, EXport, CHina, LAbel, INcrease (there are exceptions: JaPAN, hoTEL)
Adjectives with 2 syllables: HAppy, YEllow, LOVEly, STUpid, HELPful (exceptions incl: obTUSE, upSET, alRIGHT)
Compound nouns: HOUSEwork, FOOTball, SOFTware, WHITEboard, GOALkeeper, AFTERshave, VOICE recorder. CAR bomb
2nd syllable stress
Verbs with 2 syllables: beGIN, coLLECT, reCORD, comPLAIN, exPORT, rePLY, inCREASE (exceptions incl: TRAvel, STUdy, LENGTHen)
Words ending in -ic: photoGRAphic, geoGRAphic, pornoGRAphic, psychiATric
Words ending in -sion and -tion: conFUsion, compreHENsion, dePRESsion, assassiNAtion, constiTUtion, amBItion
3rd syllable from the end
Words ending in -cy, -ty, -phy and -gy: phoTOGrapher, enJOYable, specTACular, deMOcracy
Words ending in -al: imPRACtical, nuTRItional, CRItical, poLItical
Do all native speakers agree on where to put word stress? How do we pronounce:
Where does the stress go on this word:
anti-disestablishmenTARianism (on the 8th of a total of 12 syllables!) Is this the longest word in the dictionary?
The longest word in any of the major English language dictionaries is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis (30 letters), a word that refers to a lung disease contracted from the inhalation of very fine silica particles, specifically from a volcano; medically, it is the same as silicosis. (wikipedia)
A computer study of over a million samples of normal English prose found that the longest word one is likely to encounter on an everyday basis is uncharacteristically (20 letters)
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We want to thank Arminda from Madrid, Alberto from Granada and Angélica Bello from Madrid for continuing to transcribe full transcriptions.
We now have full transcriptions for episodes 131 to 142, and episodes 1,2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7 thanks to Angélica.
On next week’s episode: sex
The music in this podcast is by Pitx. The track is called ‘See You Later’