2 Native English Pronunciation Tricks | Speak British English (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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- Hello everyone and welcome back to English With Lucy. I hope you're well, I hope you're
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ready for a lesson I haven't done it in a really long time. For a very long time, I
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have not done anything to do with sounding native because I didn't want to push my students
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into thinking they have to sound like a native speaker or it's something that you should
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absolutely aim for, sounding like you're a non-native isn't good enough. However, something
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that really interests me when I'm learning a language, is how come I sound non-native
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and they sound native? It doesn't mean that I want to achieve native level necessarily.
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I just find it fascinating to see why do I sound the way I do and they sound the way
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they do? In today's lesson, I'm going to teach you some native pronunciation tricks. So little
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things that native English speakers do that you might not notice but once I point them
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out, you will hopefully be able to apply them to your own speaking skills if you so wish.
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If not, it's just good to know, isn't it? It's been a long time since I've spoken about
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native English pronunciation. I don't want anyone to feel not good enough because they
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don't have native level of pronunciation or they might never achieve it. Instead, I'm
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equipping you with the information and you can make the decision about what's best for
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you. I think that's a fair way to deal with it because I've had so many different messages
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from people. On one side, people saying that they're so pleased that I've stopped pushing
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native pronunciation and things like that, on the other side people saying they really
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miss those old videos that they found them really helpful. So I think this is a fair
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way of doing it. Here's the info, do what you want. So in this video, we're going to
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be talking about noun verb pairs firstly. So these are two syllable words that can be
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pronounced in two different ways, depending on whether that verb or a noun. I often hear
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my students just focus on one pronunciation. For example the word permit as a noun and
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to permit as a verb. A lot of learners of English will just take one of these pronunciations
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and use them as both the noun pronunciation and the verb pronunciation. We'll talk more
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about that later, I've got loads of examples for you. After that, we're going to talk about
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how to pronounce words with specific suffixes and more specifically on what syllable of
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the word do you place the stress. There are some rules and hopefully this lesson will
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start with noun-verb pairs. This is something that really isn't obvious to students when
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they're learning English, but once you clock it, does make a lot of sense and you'll start
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to notice it around you as well. As a native speaker, I had no idea that we even did this
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until I started learning to teach English. And I thought, "oh yes, we do do that. "I
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need to teach my students this." So there are many, not all of them, but there are many
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two syllable words in English that can be pronounced in two different ways. Take a look
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at the noun, record and the verb, record. Record, record, record, record. To record
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a record. To record a record. The spelling is the same but the stress is different. The
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syllable stress changes the meaning and it does this for many different words and we're
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going to look at them. Now, there are two categories for these word pairs. There are
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those that keep the same general meaning but they change from noun to verb when the stress
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moves from the first to the second syllable. There are also those which change their meaning
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completely. Most of them change from a noun to a verb, but there are those that change
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from a noun to an adjective. Firstly, let's take a look at those which change from a noun
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to a verb but keep the same general meaning. Let's have a look at this first one. Decrease,
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decrease, decrease, decrease. As a noun it's pronounced decrease, with the stress placed
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on the first syllable. There has been a sharp decrease in homework submission. Now, if we
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move that stress to the second syllable it becomes a verb to decrease, to decrease. We
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don't want homework submission to decrease any further. Number two, import, import, import,
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import. As a noun, stress in the first syllable, chocolate is an import from Switzerland, an
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import. Changing it to a verb, how is it gonna be? The stress is going to be on the second
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syllable, import, to import. Switzerland hopes to import more chocolate. Switzerland hopes
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to import more chocolate. Notice my pronunciation of chocolate. I know that this is a word that
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lots of learners of English struggle with. The way it's written, it's not necessarily
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the way it's always pronounced. Chocolate, Chocolate. Not chocolate or chocolate, chocolate.
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Number three increase, increase, increase, increase. As a noun, there has been an increase
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in absences. There has been an increase in absences. And then changing it to a verb,
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we don't want the absences to increase any further. We don't want the absences to increase
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any further, to increase. Number four, insult, insult, insult, insult. As a noun, what she
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said to me was an insult. What she said to me was an insult. And as a verb, I hope she
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doesn't insult me again. I hope she doesn't insult me again. Insult, insult. Number five,
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permit, permit, permit, permit. As a noun, she doesn't have a walking permit. She doesn't
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have a walking permit. And as a verb, I can't permit you to walk here. I can't permit you
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to walk here. Permit, permit, permit, permit. Number six, this is a big one, this is very
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common. Produce, to produce. As a noun, produce. We sell lots of produce from our allotment.
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An allotment is a patch of garden that you can rent from your local area and you can
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use it to grow vegetables. It's very popular here in the UK to have an allotment if you
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don't have a big garden where you can grow vegetables and flowers. As a verb, produce.
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Our allotment produces lots of vegetables. Our allotment produces a lot of vegetables.
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Number seven, reject, reject, reject, reject. You can see for this one and for decrease,
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number one, the vowel sound actually changes not just the stress. We say, decrease, decrease
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and reject, reject. As a noun, you can take the reject pile of clothes to the tidy tip.
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A tidy tip is basically a recycling centre here in the UK. You can take pretty much anything
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in your car and recycle it. To reject as a verb, unfortunately, the charity shop will
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reject any dirty clothes. Unfortunately, the charity shop will reject any dirty clothes.
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If the charity shop won't take it, you take it to the tidy tip. And lastly number eight,
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we have suspect, suspect, suspect, suspect. As a noun suspect, they took the suspect into
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the jail cell. They took the suspect into the jail cell. And as a verb to suspect, they
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suspect she committed fraud. They suspect she committed fraud. Now let's have a look
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at those that change from noun to verb or noun to adjective but they're general meaning
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changes. In the previous bunch their general meaning stayed the same, these are different.
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Firstly, we have address and to address, address, address. An address is where you live. I'll
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give you her address. If we change it to a verb, the meaning changes. She filmed a video
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to address the rumours. She filmed a video to address the rumours. This means to speak
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about. We also have conduct and to conduct, conduct, to conduct. Your conduct is not acceptable.
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Your behaviour is not acceptable. Or we have to conduct which means to lead or guide. My
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dad was invited to conduct the local orchestra. Next we have console and console, console,
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console. She spends all day on her gaming console. Console is a set of controls. Or
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she was sad so he consoled her. She was sad so he consoled her. To console someone is
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to make them feel better at a time of grief or sadness. Number four, one word I say a
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lot, content, content or content, content, an adjective. The content of his report was
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very complex. The content is what is contained. Or relaxing in the sunshine makes me feel
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so content, so happy, so peaceful. We also have default and default, default, default.
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You can revert to the default settings on your iPhone. The default settings are the
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settings that something comes with. Or our mortgage was denied for defaulting on a loan.
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If you default on something, you do not make the required payments. Number six we have,
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entrance and entrance, entrance and entrance. The entrance is shut so go through the back
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door. Entrance, entryway. We also have entranced. I was entranced by his singing voice. I was
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hypnotised by his singing voice. We have object, object and object, object, object. Certain
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objects are not allowed on planes, certain items. Or to object, would anyone object if
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I suggested we postpone this meeting? To object is to complain in this case. Number eight,
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we have project and to project, project or project for some people and project. The project
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is easy enough for two people. The piece of work is easy enough for two people or can
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you project your computer screen onto the white wall. To project means to cast forward.
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And finally we have subject and subject, subject, subject. What was your favourite subject at
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primary school? A subject is something taught at school or university or as a verb, I was
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subjected to another creepy lunch with my boss. If you are subjected to something, it
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means you are forced to undergo something. You're showing that you didn't want to do
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it. Okay, that's it for the first part of the lesson, the first trick. I've got a really
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good quiz in the PDF, so if you haven't downloaded that already make sure you do 'cause you can
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test your learning. Now we're going to move on to a really short section, another trick,
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which is showing you how to pronounce words with certain endings. So we're going to look
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at some common suffixes and with all of these suffixes in general, the word stress is right
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before the suffix. This applies to words of all syllable lengths. If that's not making
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sense, let me show you a couple of examples and then we'll just go straight through the
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list. Now, as always in the English language there are rules, but there are always words
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that break those rules but this will give you a general idea. Let's start with number
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one, the suffix able, able. The stress is on the syllable right before the suffix. So
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durable, laughable, ineffable. So you can't say that the stress is always on the second
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syllable. The stress is always on the first syllable because you can see that ineffable
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has four syllables, the stress comes on the syllable just before able. Laughable, ineffable.
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We also have the -ial suffix. Social, financial. Again, it's right before. So we're going to
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do one more and then I'm going to put you through a test, okay. We have the -cian suffix.
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Musician, clinician, right before the suffix. Now for each suffix, I'm going to give you
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two words, each containing that suffix and I'm going to give you a little bit of time
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to say it out loud correctly, and then I will say it correctly for you and you can check
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if you've got it right. Share your results in the comment section. Let me know if there
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are any that you struggled with. Okay, we have -ery. How would you pronounce these two?
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Okay, bakery, scenery. What about -ian? Go ahead. We have comedian and technician. What
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about -ible? Have a go. Impossible, terrible. And -ic, please try. It should be diabetic,
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characteristic. How are you finding these? Easy or difficult? Let me know. We have -ion,
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go ahead. It's position, vegetation.
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- ia, try these two. Media, Victoria. What about -ient? We have ingredient, ancient.
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What about -ious? Please have a go. It should be mysterious, various. Second from last -ish,
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have a try. It should be English, punish. And finally, -osis. Try for the final time.
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It should be hypnosis, osmosis. Hopefully, you found that really easy and if not don't
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worry, it just takes practise. Really try to stay aware when you're listening to people
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and seeing where they're putting that syllable stress. I've just got a few more for you to
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listen to. I have got seven suffixes that nearly always have the stress placed on that
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suffix. We'll try it again in the same way. I will let you know the suffix, show you two
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words and I want you to go ahead and pronounce them out loud with the stress on the final
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syllable on the suffix. I'll show you the first one. We have words ending in -ade. The
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stress is on that final syllable on that suffix. Lemonade, arcade. Try it with the next one.
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Words ending in -ee. Okay, it should be agree, guarantee. -eer, try please. Engineer, puppeteer.
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Number four -ese. Siamese, Japanese.
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- ette. Cassette, corvette.
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- ique. Unique, physique. And -oon. It should be afternoon, cartoon. Right, I hope you enjoyed
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that lesson. For people with certain mother tongues, that seems really easy, but if you
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have a different languages as your native language, it can be more complex. So before
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you write in the comments, "this was so easy, how could anyone get this wrong?" Consider
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that people have really different languages to yours as their native language. I really
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