Stress Simplified

Speak with the Natural Rhythm and Melody of English
Through Word and Sentence Stress and Thought Groups
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Let's Get Started
1 min
Why Stress Matters - An Overview of Stress in American English
10 mins
What to Expect from the Stress Simplified Program
3 mins
How to Track Your Progress on Your Own
3 mins
Questions? Here's how to get answers!
How to Use the Guidebook and Practice Exercises
Download the Stress Simplified Guidebook with Complete Transcripts
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Introduction to Word Stress
Introduction to Word Stress
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Understand Pitch in English and Practice Pitch Variation
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Exploring Pitch with Steps and Slides
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How to Use Volume to Create Word Stress with Louder Syllables
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Exploring Your Volume to Understand How Pitch and Volume Work Together
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Why the Length of Stressed Syllables is So Important
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Practical Exercises to Help You Learn and Remember Word Stress Patterns
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Producing Natural-Sounding Syllables
Understanding the Differences Between Stressed, Unstressed, and Reduced Syllables
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How Word Stress Can Help You Produce Natural-Sounding Vowels
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Understanding Vowel Shaping and Off-Glides for Clear Stress and a Natural Accent
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Practice Long Vowels and Diphthongs in American English
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How to Vary Your Pitch and Link Syllables to Reduce Choppiness in Your Speech
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Why You Need to Pay Extra Attention to One and Two Syllable Words
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Why You Need to Exercise Your Mouth and Practice These Shapes
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Stretch Your Mouth & Jaw to Improve How You Say Long Vowels and Diphthongs
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Work on Word Stress Patterns
Get Started Working on Your Word Stress
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How to Identify Word Stress with Online Dictionaries
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Keeping Stress Simple - Primary and Secondary Stress
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Practice Vowel Sounds and Stressed Syllables
Practice Vowel Sounds and Stressed Syllables
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Stress Simplified - Practice Vowel Sounds and Stressed Syllables.pdf
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Creating Contrast Between Stressed and Unstressed and Reduced Syllables
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/eɪ/ as in day
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/i/ as in meet
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/aɪ/ as in light
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/oʊ/ as in road
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/u/ as in food
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/aʊ/ as in now
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/ɔɪ/ as in toy
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/æ/ as in fast
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/ɛ/ as in red
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/ɪ/ as in kid
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/ɑ/ as in stop
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/ɑ/ as in stop - New England Variation
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/ɔ/ as in dog
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/ʌ/ as in luck
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/ʊ/ as in good
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/ɜr/ as in learn
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More Resources for Pronouncing Sounds in American English
Learning and Practicing Stress Patterns
Introduction to Stress Patterns
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Guidelines for Stress Patterns
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Practice Pitch Steps & Stress Patterns in Two- and Three-Syllable Words
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Guidelines for Other Predictable Stress Patterns
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Stress Patterns in Word Families
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Guidelines for Word Partnerships
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30 Day Boot Camp
Stress Simplified Boot Camp: Create a Regular Accent Reduction Practice
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Introduction to the Stress Simplified Boot Camp
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Day 1
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Day 2
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Day 3
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Day 27
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Day 28
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Day 30
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Create Your Own Vocabulary Lists for Stress Patterns
Master Stress Patterns: Practice Exercises
Stress Patterns with IPA Transcriptions
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Stress Pattern #1
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Stress Pattern #2
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Stress Pattern #3
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Stress Pattern #4
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Stress Pattern #5
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Stress Pattern #6
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Stress Pattern #7
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Stress Pattern #8
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Stress Pattern #9
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Stress Pattern #10
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Stress Pattern #11
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Stress Pattern #12
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Stress Pattern #13
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Stress Pattern #14
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Stress Pattern #15
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Stress Pattern #16
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Stress Pattern #17
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Stress Pattern #18
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Stress Pattern #19
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Stress Pattern #20
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Stress Pattern #21
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Stress Pattern #22
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Stress Pattern #23
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Stress Pattern #24
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Stress Pattern #25
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Stress Pattern #26
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Stress Pattern #27
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Stress Pattern #28
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Stress Pattern #29
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Stress Pattern #30
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Stress Pattern #31
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Stress Pattern #32
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Practice Exercise for Personality Vocabulary and Word Stress
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Bonus Video: 30 Words That Americans and Brits Stress Differently
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Bonus Video: How to Stress the 50 States of the United States of America
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Sentence Stress
Introduction to Sentence Stress
1 min
Understanding Content and Function Words
14 mins
Reducing Function Words
16 mins
Weak Forms of Function Words
21 mins
Weak Forms at a Glance
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Create Contrast for the Natural Rhythm and Melody of English
11 mins
Focus on Lengthening Stressed Syllables to Sound More American
4 mins
Pitch Waves, Sentence Stress, and the Melody of English
1 min
Understanding Stress on Normal Sentences
6 mins
Shift Stress to Make Your Meaning Clear
12 mins
Connecting Sentence Stress and Intonation
11 mins
More Sentence Stress Practice
How to Say Contractions with Sentence Stress
11 mins
Contractions and Sentence Stress Practice Exercises
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How to Say Phrasal Verbs with Sentence Stress
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Phrasal Verbs and Sentence Stress Practice Exercises
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Phrasal Verbs and Introduction to Linking
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How to Say Informal Contractions with Sentence Stress
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Thought Groups and Chunking
Understanding Sentence Stress and Thought Groups
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Thought Groups and Chunking
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Stress Patterns and Chunking in Numbers
25 mins
Practice Sentence Stress and Thought Groups
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How to Practice Sentence Stress and Thought Groups on Your Own
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #1
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #2
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #3
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #4
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #5
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #6
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Thought Groups Practice Exercise #7
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Reflect On Your Progress
Test Your Mastery of Stress Patterns
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How to Measure Your Own Progress
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Measure Your Own Progress - Reflection Questions [PDF Guide]
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