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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 emissions.

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    Activity 1

Activity 1

Pronunciation in the News


Hundreds of thousands of Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicles in the UK are to be recalled to improve their emissions systems.

Emissions are substances like gases, heat or light that go into the air

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How do you say 'emissions'?

  • There are three syllables: e-mi-ssions
  • The stress is on the second syllable: e-MI-ssions
  • 'ss' is pronounced /ʃ/
  • In phonemic script, the word is written like this: /ɪˈmɪʃ(ə)nz/

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End of Session 3

Join us in Session 4 for The Teachers' Room. Dan and Sian give tips on essential speaking skills for students.

Session Vocabulary

  • Pronouncing 'emissions'

    Three syllables: e-mi-ssions

    Stress the second syllable: e-MI-ssions

    'ss' is pronounced /ʃ/

    In phonemic script: /ɪˈmɪʃ(ə)nz/