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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. In this episode, we're looking at the word immigration.

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Activity 1

Pronunciation in the News

Immigration

President Trump says he expects the US to begin building a wall on the Mexican border within months. The wall was one of his key pledges in the election campaign to cut down on illegal immigration.

Immigration means 'the movement of people into a country to live there permanently'. But how do we pronounce the word immigration? Watch the video and find out.

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How do you say 'immigration'?

  • There are four syllables: imm-i-gra-tion
  • The stress is on the third syllable: imm-i-GRA-tion
  • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/

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More pronunciation work

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

End of Session 3

Join us in Session 4 for The Teachers' Room. Dan's at the 2017 IATEFL conference picking up teaching tips - and he's got a puzzle for you to solve...

Session Vocabulary

  • Pronouncing 'immigration'

    • There are four syllables: imm-i-gr-tion
    • The stress is on the third syllable: imm-i-GRA-tion
    • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /ˌɪmɪˈɡreɪʃ(ə)n/