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Unit 6: Eating out
 
Speak  1: Word stress when talking about food
 
tomatoes
 
 
When talking about food the pronunciation of a specific word can alter depending upon where the stress is placed. Learn how to use the correct stress on various words in this exercise.
 
Instructions for exercise
 
Stress can occur at the start, the end or somewhere in the middle of a word. It may also not occur at all. It can make quite a difference to how the word sounds.
Click on a line of words below to listen to it.
Look out for the text turning red to detect when the stress occurs and then try and repeat it.

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  Units
 
 
Unit 1: Transport
 
  Unit 2: Hotel
 
  Unit 3: Cinema
 
  Unit 4: Shopping
 
  Unit 5: Work
 
  Unit 6: Eating out
 
 
 
Listen 1: Going out to a restaurant
 
 
 
Listen 2: Ordering a meal
 
 
 
Read 1: Eating out in Brick Lane in east London
 
 
 
Speak 1: Word stress when talking about food
 
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  Useful links
 
 
BBC guide to food and drink in London