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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is word stress?

    • A.

      Is the syllable in a word where you doesn't make enfasis and the vowel sound is shorter

    • B.

      Is a word that is different to the other because the soud is high when you pronounce it

    • C.

      Is the syllable in a word where you make enfasis and the vowel sound is longer

    • D.

      Is the syllable in a word where you doesn´t make enfasis but the soun is longer

    Correct Answer
    C. Is the syllable in a word where you make enfasis and the vowel sound is longer
    Explanation
    Is the syllable in a word where you make enfasis and the vowel sound is longer

    Every English word has a stress pattern. Using the correct pattern is even more important than using the correct sound.

    If you say words using their correct stress pattern, it is easier for other people to understand you, even if you do not get every sound exactly right

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  • 2. 

    The two syllable words are usually stressed  on :

    • A.

      The second syllable

    • B.

      The two syllables

    • C.

      The first syllable

    • D.

      None of the previous ones

    Correct Answer
    C. The first syllable
    Explanation
    In English, two-syllable words are typically stressed on the first syllable. This means that the first syllable receives more emphasis or prominence in pronunciation compared to the second syllable. Examples of such words include "happy," "table," and "apple." However, it's important to note that there are exceptions to this rule in certain cases, such as compound words or words with prefixes or suffixes. Nonetheless, the general pattern is to stress the first syllable in two-syllable words.

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  • 3. 

    Except for adjectives two- syllable words are usually stressed onthe first syllable

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Two-syllable words are not always stressed on the first syllable. While it is true that many two-syllable words are stressed on the first syllable, there are also many exceptions to this rule. Some two-syllable words are stressed on the second syllable, such as "re-LEASE" or "be-HIND." Therefore, the statement that all two-syllable words are stressed on the first syllable is false.

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  • 4. 

    For words that end in tion, sion or cian the stressed syllable comes just_________ the tion, sion or cian ending

    Correct Answer
    before
    Explanation
    For words that end in tion, sion, or cian, the stressed syllable comes just before the tion, sion, or cian ending. This means that the emphasis or accent in these words falls on the syllable before the ending.

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  • 5. 

    Which syllable is stressed in the following word? Photographic

    • A.

      Graph

    • B.

      To

    • C.

      Pho

    • D.

      Ic

    Correct Answer
    A. Graph
    Explanation
    For words that end in ic the stressed syllable comes just before the ic

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  • 6. 

      For words that end in –ical the stressed syllable comes just before the __________

    Correct Answer
    ical
    Explanation
    For words that end in -ical, the stressed syllable comes just before the suffix -ical.

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  • 7. 

    Scientific, is part of the two clear vowels together

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Scientific has two vowels together but they are in the same syllable and when two vowels are next to each other in a word, but in separate syllables they are both clear.

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  • 8. 

    Some verbs are made up of two words. Where are  the two word verbs commonly stressed?

    • A.

      None of the previous ones

    • B.

      On the two syllables

    • C.

      On the first syllable

    • D.

      On the second syllable

    Correct Answer
    D. On the second syllable
    Explanation
    Two-word verbs, also known as phrasal verbs, are commonly stressed on the second syllable. This means that the emphasis is placed on the second part of the verb, typically the particle or preposition. For example, in the phrasal verb "take off," the stress is on the second syllable "off." This is a common pattern in English pronunciation for phrasal verbs, helping to distinguish them from other types of verbs.

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  • 9. 

    What is a compund noun?

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