Today we are going to learn how to say long words in English, the natural way, to help
you sound more like a British person, and we are going to learn right now!
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What I am about to show you will change the way that you speak English.
The English language is stressed based, which means that some syllables are strong, spoken
clearly, and some syllables are weak. Often the weak syllable becomes the schwa. In long
words of three syllables or more we can make the weak syllable silent.
Let's look at an example. Vegetable has four syllables, the first syllable
is strong, the second is weak so we can make that silent. So we have veg-table. Vegtable.
But why do we do this? Good question.
Dropping syllables mainly happens in high frequency words. It makes it easier to say,
and it helps us to speak faster. You don't have to drop syllables, but it will help you
to sound more natural. Let's look at some more examples.
The word miserable has four syllables. The first syllable is strong, the second is weak
so we can make that silent. Mis-rable. Misrable. Today the weather is
misrable. Chocolate. We have three syllables, the first
syllable is strong, the second is weak so we can make that silent. So we have cho-late.
Choclate. I enjoy eating choclate. The word temperature has four syllables. The
first syllable is strong, the second weak so we can make that silent. So we have temp-rature.
Temprature. Today the temprature is very high. Maybe you have noticed that it's quite common
for the first syllable to be strong and the second syllable to be silent. This is true,
but be careful there are many exceptions. For example. In words ending in -lly the second
to last syllable is silent. Now I am going to pronounce some very common
long words with silent syllables. Business. Let's get down to business.
Broccoli. Broccoli is a type of vegetable. Family. I come from a big family.
Restaurant. Can you recommend a good restaurant? Probably. You should probably subscribe to
my channel. Different. Every day is different.
Travelling. I enjoy travelling around the world.
It's important that you practice these words by saying them out loud. You really need to
exercise those pronunciation muscles. If there is a long word that you are not sure
how to say, write it in the comments below and I will see if I can help you.
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