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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
 
Click on the link below to listen to the pronunciations. You will need Real Player to do this.
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While you are listening, look at the highlighted parts of the sentences below. Can you detect the pronunciations in this part of the sentence? Try to speak them out loud yourself.
 
Listen  Listen to the pronunciation
 
Can you detect the pronunciations?
 
popadom, pineapple, tikka

margarine, mayonnaise

tomatoes, bhaji, spaghetti

meal, tea, rice
 
 
  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