E-02.04 Use Syllable-Stress Patterns in Geographical Place Names + Talk About Location
Listening - Speaking With Understanding
Part Two-5 (Tell Locations of Places withSyllable-Stress Patterns) from Talk About Places, from Beginners’ Before Speaking with Pronunciation Principles, pages 63-76 + Suggested Language to Use in Activities on pages 20-31 of Answers to Text Exercises
14 + 12 = 26 pages
Who It’s For: American-English Teachers & Helpers of (High) Beginners & Beyond Polishing the Clarity of Their Accents by Differentiating Among Syllable-Stress Patterns
Why It’s Useful: Noting Numbers of Syllables—and which have Primary & Secondary Stress in words and phrases—will help (new) speakers of American English to articulate meaning comprehensibly and precisely. The Dot– & Type-Size Notation of items in Explanations & Exercises will draw text users’ attention to—and help them replicate— Syllable-Stress Patterns. The illustrated, geographically based content of the Download will motivate—as will Challenge Activities & Games and Answer-Key samples.
What You’ll Do:
 Become familiar with the concept of “Syllable-Stress Patterns” plus “the Vocabulary of Geographical Place Names.” Get comfortable with 1-6, a-e Numbering Systems that work: a digit for a Number of Syllables (like 1 for World, 3 for Africa, 6 for the Empire STATE Building, etc.) and a letter for primary syllable stress—as in a for BRItain, c for MissisSIPi, etc. Also, learn to “read” arrangements of variably-sized Dots that indicate relative Syllable-Stress + lack of emphasis in words and phrases printed with CAPITAL vs. small letters + spacing. Use these to read aloud and pronounce up to 96 Place Names, matching them to their illustrations. Continue your rhythmic speech in talking about them
 Following instruction in “Unstressed Words in Syllable-Stress Patterns,” “Tell About Location” in a musically-annotated Conversation based in Manhattan, New York. Continue with Challenge Activities: Guessing Games about Places in the World.
 The very detailed correct answers and suggested language to use will promote use of Answer-Key offerings in Self-Teaching (individualized skills building) and cooperative learning.