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April 10, 2022: syllables, stress, "schwa" sound

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This handout is the same as the online worksheet that I made. [example:  "big" is the same as "large"] Question number (#) 17 and question # 18 in THIS handout are NOT in the ONLINE worksheet. SOME students did the online worksheet.  Thanks very much!  -  Don ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Canada" has 6 letters.        C    a    n     a     d     a                                             1    2     3     4     5     6 "Ca-na-da" has 3 syllables.  1   2    3 The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress. The second (2nd) and third (3rd) syllables have no stress. "Ca - na - da"   1     2     3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- "ap - pli - ca - tion"  =  4 syllables  1      2     3      4 The 1st syllable has small stress. The 2nd syllable has no stress. The 3rd syllable has BIG stress. The 4th (fourth) syllable has no stress. "ap - pli - ca - tion"    1      2        3       4     When you apply for a job, maybe you need to "fill in" or "fill out" an application form.  [apply - VERB ;  application - NOUN] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Every syllable in a word has 1 vowel sound.   (what you HEAR) These are the vowel letters (what you SEE):  a , e , i , o , u     sometimes  y -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a very good video about the "schwa" sound in syllables with "no stress".  "no stress" = "unstressed"    www.youtube.com/watch?v=syX-07rhxoE  [If you tap or click on "CC" , you can READ the words when you HEAR the woman say the words.] ------------------------------------- example:  In  "Ca - na - da", the "a" in the first (1st) syllable has BIG stress. It does NOT make the schwa sound. The "a" in the second (2nd) and third (3rd) syllables has NO stress. It makes the schwa sound. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- In our classroom at Open Door, we talked about words that have "-tion", "-sion" or "-cian" as the LAST syllable.  This syllable has NO stress. = It is UNstressed. example:  ap - pli - ca - tion This syllable sounds like "shen", but the "e" is the schwa sound. In a word with   -tion/-sion/-cian as the last syllable the BIG stress is on the syllable BEFORE -tion/-sion/-cian . example: "ap - pli - ca - tion"    1      2       3        4   ------------------------------------------------------------------

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Which syllable in "ap-ply" has the schwa sound? "apply" - How many syllables does this word have? (example sentences: I will apply for a job as a cook. I hope that I will get the job.) "Canadian" - How many syllables does this word have? (example: Do you have Canadian work experience?) Which syllable in "Canadian" has BIG stress? Sometimes you need to "fill in" or "fill out" (= WRITE INFORMATION IN THE BLANKS) a job application form or employment application form. Which syllable in "application" has small stress? Do you have Canadian work experience? Which syllable in "experience" has big stress? Do you have Canadian work experience? Which syllable in "experience" has NO stress? I have Canadian volunteer experience. I was a volunteer. I worked but I did not get paid. Which syllable in "volunteer" has BIG stress? My supervisor says that I'm a very good volunteer. Which syllable in "volunteer" has NO stress? "What position are you applying for? This means "What job are you applying for?" or "What job do you want?" Which syllable has BIG stress in "position"? "How much education do you have?" This means "How many years did you go to school?" For example, "I have 10 years of education." Which syllable has BIG stress in "education"? "What are your qualifications for the job?" This is the same as "Tell me about your qualifications for the job." This is about your education, experience, skills and strengths. Which syllable has BIG stress in "qualifications"? "Is it okay if I use you as a reference?" means "I'm looking for a job. May I put you on my resume? Will you say good things about me if an employer phones you or e-mails you?" Which syllable has the BIG stress in "reference"? "When are you available to work?" means "When can you work? What days and times are good for you?" example: "I'm available to work from Monday to Friday for day shifts. I'm sorry, but I can't work night shifts or weekend shifts." Which syllable has the BIG stress in "available"? "My manager at my previous job said that I'm very hard working." My manager is one of my references. Which syllable has the BIG stress in "manager"? I volunteer at the Saskatoon Food Bank. I work but I don't get paid. Which syllable in "volunteer" has small stress? Which syllable has BIG stress in "supervisor"? Which syllable has BIG stress in "homemaker"?

the second (2nd) syllable: "-ply" ; This syllable has BIG stress. = It's stressed. the first (1st) syllable: "ap-" ; This syllable has NO stress. = It's UNstressed. I'm sorry. I don't know the answer. It has 2 syllables. "ap-ply" It has 3 syllables. "ap-pl-y" It has 5 syllables. "a-p-p-l-y" It has 4 syllables: Ca-na-di-an It has 3 syllables: Can-a-dian It has 5 syllables: Ca-na-di-a-n The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress: Ca-NA-di-an The third (3rd syllable) has BIG stress: Ca-na-DI-an The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress: CA-na-di-an The first (1st) syllable has small stress: "ap-" (ap-pli-ca-tion) . It does NOT have the schwa sound. The fourth (4th) syllable has small stress: "-tion" (ap-pli-ca-tion). It does NOT have the schwa sound. The third (3rd) syllable has small stress: "-ca" (ap-pli-ca-tion) . It does NOT have the schwa sound. The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress: ex-PE-ri-ence The third (3rd) syllable has BIG stress: ex-pe-RI-ence The fourth (4th) syllable has BIG stress: ex-pe-ri-ENCE The fourth (4th) syllable has NO stress: -ence (ex-pe-ri-ence) The second (2nd) syllable has NO stress: -pe- (ex-pe-ri-ence) The third (3rd) syllable has no stress: -ri- (ex-pe-ri-ence) The third (3rd) syllable has BIG stress: -TEER (vol-un-teer) The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress: -UN- (vol-un-teer) The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress: VOL- (vol-un-teer) The second (2nd) syllable has NO stress: -un- (vol-un-teer) The third (3rd) syllable has NO stress: - teer (vol-un-teer) The first (1st) syllable has NO stress: vol- (vol-un-teer) The second (2nd) syllable in "position" has BIG stress: "po-SI-tion". The first (1st) syllable in "position" has BIG stress: "PO-si-tion". The third (3rd) syllable in "position" has BIG stress: "po-si-TION". The third (3rd) syllable in "education" has BIG stress: "ed-u-CA-tion". The first (1st) syllable in "education" has BIG stress: "ED-u-ca-tion". The fourth (4th) syllable in "education" has BIG stress: "ed-u-ca-TION" The fourth (4th) syllable in "qualifications" has BIG stress: "qual - i - fi - CA -tions". The first (1st) syllable in "qualifications" has BIG stress: "QUAL - i - fi - ca -tions". The third (3rd) syllable in "qualifications" has BIG stress: "qual - i - FI - ca -tions". The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress in "reference": "REF-er-ence" The third (3rd) syllable has BIG stress in "reference": "ref-er-ENCE" The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress in "reference": "ref-ER-ence" The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress "in "available": "a-VAIL-a-ble" The third (3rd) syllable has BIG stress in "available": "a-vail-A-ble" The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress in "available": "A-vail-a-ble" The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress in "manager": "MAN-a-ger" The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress in "manager": "man-A-ger The third (3rd) syllable has BIG stress in "manager": "man-a-GER The first (1st) syllable has small stress: vol- (vol-un-teer) The second (2nd) syllable has small stress: -un- (vol-un-teer) The third (3rd) syllable has small stress: - teer (vol-un-teer) The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress: "SU-per-vis-or" The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress: "su-PER-vis-or" The fourth (4th) syllable has BIG stress: "su-per-vis-OR" The first (1st) syllable has BIG stress: "HOME-mak-er" The second (2nd) syllable has BIG stress: "home-MAK-er" The third (3rd) syllable has BIG stress: "home-mak-ER"

Write sentences using SOME of the words from #1 to #18: EXAMPLE: # 18 "homemaker" SENTENCE: "I don't have a job, but I have many skills because I'm a homemaker."

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28 April 2022

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