Word Stress in Formal Sentences

E Sounds: 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.

1. I met with several freelance content writers today.
2. The first young woman was zealous, but her experience level was below our benchmark.
3. My second interviewee was just weird.
4. He seemed a bit uptight as if he might have a temper.
5. My third candidate had an excellent writing sample, but she was a nervous wreck.
6. Since she would be freelance, I won’t reject her, though.
7. She writes with finesse and has a commendable aesthetic.
8. My fourth candidate was a no-show.
9. Of course, he’s out of the picture, since he showed no respect.
10. I will discuss our options with my colleagues this afternoon.
750 Business WordsE Sounds Main Page
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