Saturday, April 21, 2018

English Stress and Intonation Notes
Rules that will make you sound more natural and professional when speaking English

What are the differences between stressed and unstressed words? How to break a long sentence into smaller units? How to use different intonation patterns to signal understanding, doubt, incompletion, or strong emotion?

Well, being comprehensible is already good enough for ORDINARY English learners or non-native English-speaking teachers. However, for students who want to compete in English speech contests and reader's theater competitions, or for teachers who wish to stand out every time he or she speaks, stress and intonation are extremely crucial without a doubt.

Consistently getting an insane amount of English input of listening will help develop awareness and instinct for how to sound more native-like. When it comes to coaching students for English contests or giving constructive suggestions as a judge, these rules can serve as a coherent framework for all experts to follow.

I've been relentlessly working on my English presentation skills and watching loads of videos regarding English intonation on Youbute. None can match those created by JenniferESL. She has a knack for explaining those rules and patterns so clearly that you can grasp the ideas a lot more easily.

Now, with this mind map of stress and intonation notes, I hope to remember those rules more vividly and be able to apply them to improve myself and benefit more students.

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