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

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Pronunciation in the News

Consumer

Research by the consumer group Which has found that smartphone users in the UK have access to a 4G signal only two-thirds of the time.

Consumer means 'people who buy and use products'. But how do we pronounce the word consumer? Watch the video and find out.

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How do you say 'consumer'?

  • There are three syllables: con-su-mer
  • The stress is on the second syllable: con-SU-mer
  • You can hear the sound /j/ between the 's' and 'u'
  • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /kənˈsjuːmə(r)/

To do

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

The pronunciation quiz

3 Questions

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

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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 and Sian give tips on how to make dictation fun.

Session Vocabulary

  • Pronouncing 'consumer'?

    • There are three syllables: con-su-mer
      The stress is on the second syllable: con-SU-mer
      You can hear the sound /j/ between the 's' and 'u'
      In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /kənˈsjuːmə(r)/