Word Stress in Casual Sentences

I Sounds: Casual Word Stress in Sentences

Here we will practice the same sentences, but more casually. When speaking this way, you will use less stress, pause less often and let the words flow together more. 

When you see “same,” this means that there are no extra points of casual English in the sentence. In other sentences, the extra points are shown. New points in this lesson are:

but to = bu’t’ –the T can be spoken once
thought her = thoughd’er — the T becomes a D sound
but that = but’thet — the T is not needed and merges with TH
Discussing Mistakes

1. She met with’er manager for the internal evaluation.
2. Her manager said thet ee didn’t mean to criticize, bu’t‘ offer guidance.
3. He thoughd’er job performance was good, but’thet she could apply’erself more.
4. Her coworkers were of the opinion thet she sometimes lacked integrity.
5. He thought she could optimize’er skills by finding’er niche in the team.
6. He stressed thet she did needt’ fix some simple logistics.
7. She neededt‘ be on time more often and more organized with’er files.
8. He said thet she should be innovative and systematic.
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