Objective: Identify the stressed and unstressed syllables.
– Words stressed on the first syllable, second syllable, third syllable
Reminders: Syllable stress or accent is the emphasis given to a syllable in a word with two or more syllables.
Words having two or more syllables are pronounced with a stress on one of the syllables. It may be on the first, second or third syllable. Familiarity with the spoken word is necessary to be able to pronounce words correctly.
Read the dialogue with a classmate. Read one part while your classmate reads the other part. Take note of the correct stress on the italized words in the sentences.
Gie : Hello, Glenda! I guess you’re enjoying your school activities.
Glenda : Yes! We have different activities in our school.
Gie : By the way, where are you studying?
Glenda : Don’t you know? I’m studying at San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School. I like it there. We have interesting activities.
Gie : What activities or organizations do you have in your school?
Glenda : We have Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Last Monday, we had an investiture ceremony. The district supervisor came and delivered a speech. Different committees worked together to make the program a success.
Gie : Hope you’ll invite me in one of your programs or school activities.
Glenda : I sure will. Bye now.
- Who is enjoying the different activities in her school?
- In what school does Glenda study?
- What activities or organizations in her school does Glenda find interesting?