Session 3

How do you say the words you see and hear in the news? In Pronunciation in the News, we take a word that's dominating the headlines and teach you how to say it like a native speaker.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

Pronunciation in the News


Judges in the US are deciding whether to reinstate President Trump's travel ban. How do we pronounce the word reinstate? Watch the video and find out.

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How do you say 'reinstate'?

  • There are three syllables: re-in-state
  • The stress is on the third syllable: reinSTATE
  • For some speakers, there's a soft /j/ sound between re and in
  • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /ri:ɪn'steɪt/

To do

Try our quiz to see how well you've learned today's language.

The 'reinstate' quiz

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Check what you know about the pronunciation of 'reinstate'.

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More pronunciation work

If you want to improve your pronunciation even more, try our series The Sounds of English or Tim's Pronunciation Workshop.

End of Session 3

Next up is The Teachers' Room, our brand new series bringing you lots of practical tips for teachers to use in class. In this first episode, Dan and Sian look at different techniques for making word stress fun and memorable. But why has Dan got an elastic band - and what is making Sian stressed? Join us in Session 4 to find out.

Session Vocabulary

  • Pronouncing reinstate

    • Three syllables: re-in-state.
    • Stress the third syllable: reinSTATE.
    • Soft /j/ between 're' and 'in'
    • Phonemic transcription: /ˌriːɪnˈsteɪt/