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Group Member:
Amy Ling Wen Xi
Ong Li Xin
James Ngu Ming Zhi

Rhythm
Rhythm is themusicalityof
Englishtheupsanddownsand
the
connected speech and thelinking
of words, which together, change
how we say sentences.
Remember, speaking with correct
rhythm (musicality) is essential to
being understood when you
speak!

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Rhythm comes from


thecombinationof thetwo
types of stressin English:
1) Syllablestress in words (as
discussed above)
2) Wordstress in sentences

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Verse A This is similar to the first story of your
speech

Chorus This is the Foundational Phrase of your


first story

Verse A This is the second story of your speech


Chorus This includes call backs to the
Foundational Phrases of your first and second stories

Bridge According to Wikipedia, in music, the


bridgeis a contrasting section which also prepares
for the return of the original material section.In
other words, it is not the same as the verses but it
gets you back to the verses afterwards.

STRESS WORDS

Do you feel stress?


What do you know
about stress?

STRESS? WHAT IS STRESS?


pressure or tension exerted on a material
object.
a state of mental or emotional strain or
tension resulting from adverse or very
demanding circumstances.

give particular emphasis or


importance to (a point,
statement, or idea) made in
speech or writing.

When a syllabus is stressed, it is


pronounced:
LONGER IN DURATION
HIGHER IN PITCH
LOUDER IN VOLUME
EXAMPLES:
imPORtant
SIG nature
organiZAtion
deTERmine

RULES OF WORD STRESS


Where is the
stress?

Examples

Nouns

on the first
syllable

center
object
flower

Verbs

on the last
syllable

release
admit
arrange

on the first
part

desktop
pencil case
bookshelf
greenhouse

Word type

Two
syllables

Nouns
(N + N)
(Adj. + N)

Compound

Adjectives
(Adj. + P.P.)
Verbs
(prep. +
verb)

on the last
part (the verb
part)

well-meant
hardheaded
oldfashioned
understand
overlook
outperform

Word type

Phrasal Verbs

Where is the stress?

Examples

on the particle

turn off
buckle up
hand out

-ic
Word
with
adde
d
endin
g

the syllable before


the ending

economic
Geometric
electrical

-tion, -cian, -sion

Technician
graduation
cohesion

-phy, -gy, -try,


-cy, -fy, -al

Photography
biology
geometry

-meter

the third from the


last syllable

Parameter
Thermometer
barometer

Can you make it? Recite the poem with


the correct rhythm and correct stress
Poem: "The Worlds is Too Much with Us" by
William Wordsworth