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  • Hey guys, I’m on my way to take a look at my wedding venue. Youre going to come along

  • and study American English pronunciation in this real life English video.

  • In today’s video, were going to do a listening comprehension quiz on two-syllable

  • words. Can you identify which syllable is stressed? Why does it matter? Even if all

  • of the sounds in a word are correct, one must speak with long vs. short syllables in order

  • to sound American. One of the main things I work on with advanced students is shortening

  • short syllables. It has an amazing impact on reducing their accent. Let’s get started.

  • >> So, the space that were getting married in used to be a chocolate factory, about a

  • century ago.

  • >> Getting. What syllable is stressed, is longer? Does it sound like DA-da or da-DA?

  • Getting, DA-da.

  • >> The space that were getting married in [3x]

  • Married. DA-da or da-DA? Married, DA-da.

  • >> The space that were getting married in [3x] used to be a chocolate factory.

  • Chocolate. Wait, is this a two-syllable or a three-syllable word? Choc-late, choc-o-late.

  • There are many words in English with first syllable stress that can be pronounced with

  • either 2 or 3 syllables, I tend to pronounce them with 2. Chocolate. Other examples: family,

  • restaurant. Chocolate, DA-da.

  • >> Used to be a chocolate [3x] factory about a century ago.

  • About. DA-da or da-DA? About, da-DA.

  • >> Used to be a chocolate factory about a century [3x] ago.

  • Ago. DA-da or da-DA? Ago, da-DA.

  • >> Used to be a chocolate factory about a century ago [3x].

  • >> So, the space that were getting married in used to be a chocolate factory, about a

  • century ago. And now

  • And now it’s a photography studio, painted all white with hardwood floors.

  • Painted. DA-da or da-DA? Painted, DA-da.

  • >> …painted all [3x] white with hardwood floors.

  • Hardwood. DA-da or da-DA? Hardwood, DA-da.

  • This is a compound word. Most compound words have stress on the first word. Compound words

  • are words made by putting two other words together. Other examples: bedroom, keyboard.

  • >> With hardwood floors [3x]. It’s a little industrial, as you can see.

  • Little. DA-da or da-DA? Little, DA-da.

  • >> It’s a little industrial [3x], as you can see. Exposed brick up there.

  • Exposed. DA-da or da-DA? Exposed, da-DA.

  • >> Exposed brick [3x] up there. Waum. Metal rafters.

  • Metal. DA-da or da-DA? Metal, DA-da.

  • >> Waum. Metal rafters [3x].

  • Rafters. DA-da or da-DA? Rafters, DA-da.

  • >> Metal rafters [3x].

  • >> And now it’s a photography studio, painted all white with hardwood floors. It’s a little

  • industrial as you can see. Exposed brick up there. Waum. Metal rafters.

  • This used to be the smokestack of the factory. Smokestack: another compound word. What does

  • that mean? Stress is probably on the first syllable.

  • Smokestack, DA-da.

  • >> This used to be the smokestack [3x]. And yeah, this is where were going to do it.

  • Where were going to get married.

  • Gonna. DA-da or da-DA? Gonna, DA-da.

  • >> And yeah. This is where were gonna [3x] do it, where were gonna get married.

  • So we came back today

  • Today. DA-da or da-DA? Today, da-DA.

  • >> So we came back today [3x] so that we could, sort of, think about decorations and layout.

  • Layout. Another compound word. DA-da or da-DA? Layout, DA-da.

  • >> …sort of, think about decorations and layout [3x]. But I’m really excited about

  • the space.

  • Really. DA-da or da-DA? Really, DA-da.

  • >> But I’m really [3x] excited about the space.

  • >> This used to be the smokestack of the factory. And, yeah, this is where were gonna do

  • it. Where were gonna get married. So we came back today so that we could, sort of,

  • think about decorations and layout. But I’m really excited about the space.

  • Now it gets harder. You won’t hear the word on its own, slowly, outside of the sentence.

  • Youll only hear the word in the sentence. Can you still tell which syllable is stressed?

  • >> I think, I think these tables come with the space. These high tables.

  • DA-da.

  • >> I think these tables come with the space. These high tables. Yeah. Exciting.

  • Another three-syllable word that I’ve turned into a two-syllable word.

  • >> So, I think the tables are gonna go here. And the bar is probably going to be somewhere

  • else.

  • DA-da.

  • >> And the bar is probably going to be somewhere else.

  • >> And the bar is probably going to be somewhere else.

  • DA-da.

  • >> Is probably going to be somewhere else.

  • >> We are having alcohol at our wedding.

  • DA-da. Theing ending will never be stressed.

  • >> We are having alcohol at our wedding.

  • >> We are having alcohol at our wedding. DA-da.

  • >> We are having alcohol at our wedding. Some people choose not to.

  • DA-da.

  • >> Some people choose not to...

  • >> although most people do.

  • da-DA.

  • >> Although most people do. And were getting married, and having the reception all here

  • in this same space. It used to be really typical to get married in a church, less so now.

  • >> Most of my cousins have gotten married outside.

  • DA-da.

  • >> Most of my cousins have gotten married outside.

  • DA-da.

  • >> Most of my cousins have gotten married outside.

  • DA-da. Outside can actually have stress on either the first or the second syllable, depending

  • on how youre using it.

  • >> Most of my cousins have gotten married outside. A lot of my friends as well. We can’t

  • do that because it’s going to be January in Philadelphia.

  • da-DA. I could have reduced this further to justcuz’.

  • >> We can’t do that because it’s going to be January in Philadelphia.

  • >> Um, but hopefully this will be just as lovely!

  • DA-da.

  • >> Um, but hopefully this will be just as lovely! Were going to have lots of candles.

  • Everywhere, candles, candles, candles.

  • DA-da. >> Were going to have lots of candles. Everywhere, candles, candles, candles. And,

  • um, the chocolate that used to be made in this factory.

  • >> It was the precursor to the Hershey’s kiss.

  • DA-da.

  • >> It was the precursor to the Hershey’s kiss. It’s shaped the same, it’s called

  • a Wilburbud.

  • >> And were gonna have a lot of those for our guests to enjoy as well.

  • da-DA.

  • >> And were gonna have a lot of those for our guests to enjoy as well.

  • >> Unless we eat them all before the wedding.

  • da-DA.

  • >> Unless we eat them all before the wedding.

  • da-DA.

  • >> Unless we eat them all before the wedding. Which might happen.

  • DA-da.

  • >> Which might happen.

  • >> Um, we are going to have a full dinner for our guests.

  • DA-da.

  • >> Um, we are going to have a full dinner for our guests.

  • >> That’s pretty typical as well.

  • DA-da.

  • >> That’s pretty typical as well.

  • >> So, I guess I’m curious about, if youve been married before, what was your wedding

  • like? What was the space like? The venue. Was it outdoors, indoors, was it in a church?

  • So let me know in the comments below.

  • >> So, I guess I’m curious about, if youve been married before, what was your wedding

  • like? What was the space like? The venue. Was it outdoors, indoors, was it in a church?

  • So let me know in the comments below.

  • >> The venue. Was it outdoors, indoors, was it in a church? So let me know in the comments

  • below.

  • Let’s review all the words with stress on the first syllable. DA-da. Getting, married,

  • chocolate, painted, hardwood, little, metal, rafters, smokestack, gonna, layout, really,

  • tables, probably, having, wedding, people, cousins, gotten, lovely, candles, Hershey’s,

  • happen, dinner, pretty, venue, comments, outdoors, indoors

  • Now let’s review all the words with stress on the second syllable. da-DA. About, ago,

  • exposed, today, although, outside, because, enjoy, unless, before.

  • Many more two-syllable words in English have stress on the first syllable than the second.

  • Was there anything about the pronunciation of a word or a phrase in this video that you

  • found interesting? Next week I’ll release a bonus video with other topics from this

  • trip to the venue!

  • >> Alright guys, that’s it, and thanks so much for using Rachel’s English.

  • Click here to see related videos. Links are also in the description below.

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