Loading...

Reduced Words

Course video 28 of 39

This week, you’ll learn about some things that give English its special rhythm and melody. You’ll learn about syllables—the small chunks of sound that make up the “beats” in words—and word stress—the way some parts of words are emphasized more than others. You’ll also see how some words become shorter and weaker when we talk. Since these words are used very often in ordinary speaking, we can’t understand spoken English without them. Our goal this week is to help you use the music of English to communicate more effectively and to be understood more easily when you speak. Enjoy learning about the music of American English pronunciation.

關於 Coursera

課程、專項課程和在線學位均由全世界一流大學和教育機構的頂尖授課教師教授。

Community
Join a community of 40 million learners from around the world
Certificate
Earn a skill-based course certificate to apply your knowledge
Career
Gain confidence in your skills and further your career