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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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Pronunciation in the News


Police in Australia have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was trying to drive from coast to coast. How do we pronounce the word arrested? Watch the video and find out.


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How do you say 'arrested'?

  • There are three syllables: a-rres-ted.
  • The stress is on the second syllable: a-RRES-ted.
  • The 'ed' is pronounced /ɪd/
  • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /əˈrestɪd/

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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.

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  • Pronouncing 'arrested'

    • Three syllables: a-rres-ted.
      stress on the second syllable: a-RRES-ted.
      The 'ed' is pronounced /ɪd/
      In phonemic script: /əˈrestɪd/