Word Stress in Sentences Formal

The Schwa Sound: Formal Word Stress in Sentences

As you repeat the following sentences, practice the main techniques of word stress:
stress important words
reduce small words
speak in phrases and pause between phrases
let words flow together

Use the video to listen and repeat.

Consumer Trends

1. We have developed a list of consumer trends that can affect our company.
2. Today, we will summarize our findings.
3. A popular buzzword right now is “appeal.”
4. Consumers among each age group need products that attend to their needs.
5. Young people need to see humor and attractiveness.
6. Middle-aged people are looking for both convenience and material value.
7. Retired people tend to prefer unpretentious products.
8. All age groups appreciate encouragement and recognition.
9. We will be front runners in business if we can balance appeal and function.
10. Thanks for your efforts and hard work.*

In a closing phrase like this one, small words are often reduced, like your = yr.
750 Business WordsSchwa Sound Main Page
* http://www.speakmethod.com is a part of I.E. Tutoring, Seattle, WA, which holds the copyright to all materials. Subscribers may print images and pages for individual use, but not for commercial use or distribution. *

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