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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
If a noun has two or more syllables, the word stress is usually on:

If an adjective has two or more syllables, the word stress is usually on:

If a verb has two or more syllables, the word stress is usually on:

Where is the word stress in the word 'presents'?
This Christmas we are not buying any presents.

Where is the word stress in the word 'polishing'?
I am polishing the table.

Where is the stress in the word 'convict'?
The convict escaped from jail last night.

Where is the stress in the word 'escort'?
The security officer will now escort you from the building.

Where is the stress in the word 'produced'?
The factory has produced 20% more than it did last year.

Where is the stress in the word 'records'?
The nurse can't find your medical records.

Where is the stress in the word 'project'.
She's working on a new project at the moment.


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237 Comments on “How to sound like a native speaker – Word Stress”


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Jade, Thx a million! Could you pls make a lesson on sentence stress as well? Greetings!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

    This is a great subject for a video because rhythm really is the most important thing to get a clear accent when speaking English.

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      Thank you very much Mrs Jade ,it was so useful.After doing quiz I had recognized that I remember this rules for a long time.I got 9 right .Thank you again))

      Friday, March 14th 2014

        Hi Jade, interesting topic for a video lesson.

        Rhythm and intonation are difficult aspects of language to master, no doubt about it-especially in foreign language learning contexts where you do not use the language for survival purposes.
        It is the use of language that makes the difference.

        Sounding like an English native speaker? It takes hard work. I think the heart of the matter is communication.

        Thanks for this video-lesson Jade.

        Regards

        Monday, January 18th 2016

thank you a very nice lesson.could you prepare a lesson for me on how to write an essay,please

Saturday, January 25th 2014

    This is a great idea for a lesson. Stay tuned and I will see what I can do. :D

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      Hey Jade..thanks for the lesson..that was great..I have a question..you said…”Stay tuned and I will see what I can do. :D”……What if I say….”Stay tuned and I will see what can I do. :D”….Ia that wrong…Thanks in advance..:):)

      Sunday, July 13th 2014

        *is

        Sunday, July 13th 2014

thank uuuuuuuuuu

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Great!!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

I didn’t understand the exceptions
the stress is the same in verbs and nouns . but where is the stress in the first syllable or in the second ?
and thanks ^_^

Saturday, January 25th 2014

    The exceptions just sound the same for both the verb and noun. So you just say the word the same way you hear me say it.

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      yeah Mrs Jade I’m happy for listening

      Tuesday, September 9th 2014

I like her lessons, even better, I like all the Teacher on EngVid, but sometimes I can’t comprehend her speaking at all. I think this occurs for the fact of she being from England, and I’ve gotten accustomed myself at watching lessons led by Americans, but I make sure that by listening to her carefully I’m gonna be able to understand at least 90 per cent of the stuff that she speaks out during her lessons, after all, she takes after a good teacher!!!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

    You just need to hear me talk for a while by watching my videos. Often Brazilian students find me difficult to understand at first because you are more used to American accents. You will understand after a couple of videos.

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      No-native speakers have NOT any accent. This is a fact.
      (Unless you start to hear English when you are in your mother belly.)
      We sound like no native, no matter how well we speak.
      But I prefer British way of speaking. English was born in England.
      It’s the same thing in Spanish. Spanish was born in Spain. But in the other Spanish speaker countries people believe they speak THE GENUINE Spanish. In addition only in Spain we speak Galego, Euskera and Catalan.

      Monday, January 18th 2016

    Hi Mateus, …so you are accustom yourself TO American English?
    I think we have to get used to different accents and one way to do it is . . . Yeah… you’re right. . . to listen to the video carefully and on several occasions.

    Regards

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

Interesting! Thank you, Jade :D

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thx jade, :)

Saturday, January 25th 2014

I liked this lesson very much. Thank you teacher

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks, Jade! Nice lesson!

Saturday, January 25th 2014

Thanks Prof. Jade. I got the point that you wanted to explaine about!Very great!I really understood that pronunciation is absolutely important for English!! Yeah I am very happy now.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    Pronunciation is important otherwise you can’t be understood!

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

I cannot understand this lesson that what happen in the lesson but I gave answers by estimate and got 40%.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thnak you.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thx Jade! this lesson makes me correct my pronunciation of some words, sound more naturally.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

I corrected 90 % in this test. But I still don’t understand “polishing”. Why this word’s syllable is first ? Is it verb or adjective? If “polishing” is verb, It must stress at second syllable. isn’t it?

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    Me too. 90%. I think “polishing” is verb. Why not?

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

    There is a mistake in that one. There are different vowels. The stress is in the first syllable. The words are still homographs – same spelling but different sound.

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      Hi, Jude! I’m sorry, I did not understand your comment. where the stress should be, at the end :)? Diring the lesson you said and showed the verb ‘polish’ has second syllable under stress. So, in the sentence ‘I’m poloshing my table’ the world ‘poloshing’ is verb. what the suyllable shoukd be under stress? in this case? I think second, but the system said I’m incorrect. And the my result is 90% :)

      Thursday, January 30th 2014

      Hi Jade,
      Thanks for a nice lesson i scored 90 :(
      I too didn’t get why the stress is to be made in the syllable.can u please explain it clearly once again?

      Monday, February 24th 2014

thanks for you and I hope from you to give us more lessons because your accent very clear for me

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Many thanks

Sunday, January 26th 2014

very nice lesson

Sunday, January 26th 2014

I have learnt that ‘travel’ is an uncountable word so the second part of video confuses me a little bit.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    We say someone’s travels when we talk about about the places / countries they have been.
    E.g. Where did Sarah go on her travels?

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

Teacher looks great! :)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thank you Jade. It was very interesting lesson. I didn’t know that before until today. I got 9 good answers out of ten.

Please, Jade. Tell me what is the different between practise and practice? If you look at the boad, you see two different ones, s and c.
Thank you again :-)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    Hi Koubalondon,

    As far as I know, both words have the same meaning. The difference is that… practice[AmE] and practise[BrE].

    AmE=American English BrE=British English

    Regards

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

    In British English ‘practise’ is the verb. That means to do something. Like, I practise English every day.

    Then, ‘practice’ is the noun. It is a formal name for an office. For example, a lawyer’s practice.

    They have different meanings and different spellings.

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      Thanks a lot for your feedback Jade. I didn’t know that.

      Thanks again.
      Have a great weekend!!!

      Sunday, January 26th 2014

Very usefully. thanks Jade a lot :))

Sunday, January 26th 2014

How many sounds are there in English?
a) 44 ; or b) 47

Sunday, January 26th 2014

It was a meaningful lesson!!, many thanks.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Jade. Great lesson.
This is my first participation in your class
welcome to engvid, good wishes to you in this new challenge.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Hi Jade, interesting topic for a video lesson.

Rhythm and intonation are difficult aspects of language to master, no doubt about it-especially in foreign language learning contexts where you do not use the language for survival purposes. It is the use of language that makes the difference.

Sounding like an English native speaker? It takes hard work. I think the heart of the matter is communication.

Thanks for this video-lesson Jade.

Regards

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    You’re right. There are quite a few videos about intonation and pronunciation on my Jade Joddle YouTube channel. Check them out if you’d like to know more. :D

    Sunday, January 26th 2014

      Oh! Yes. He/She It will do it, but in bold.
      So annoying, boring…
      Is there Internet in institutions for insane people?
      But I must admit that it’s entertaining.
      Please, don’t answer, it’s just a joke but I think you won’t get it.
      (I meant Regino.)
      By the way, miss Jade, did you know that in Santiago de Compostela, Galiza, in the nort-west of Spain(campus stelae) is there a neighbourhood called Jade since the VIII century? Well, it’s still there.
      Did you know that jade is a quite dark brilliant stone? Did you know that the best pieces of jade are in that shops? Masterpieces.
      Would you like going for a walk or going for shopping there?
      I know you’re introvert, but you can travel. Don’t miss this exciting experience.

      Monday, January 18th 2016

Hi Jade, Thanks for this lesson. Is this applicable to all nouns, verbs and adjectives? You did not mention in examples the words with stress in first and second syllable. It was included in the quiz though.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thank you so much teacher Jade. It was a good lesson. mmm I have to say that I love your accent.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Jade. You are very nice.
I am sure your English accent is characteristic also for a person from the South England.
Bye!

Sunday, January 26th 2014

hi, jade what is ( pronunciation )definitions between british english and america english

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thank you Jade;
can you talk about ‘Hood’ !
Brotherhood, manhood, childhood, …

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Many thanks Jade :)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

thanx jade

Sunday, January 26th 2014

thanks a lot jade :)))

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Jade. Great work.
How can I recognice the exceptions?

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    You just need to learn them. Listen carefully when you hear English. Notice when something sounds different to the way you expected it to sound, and then remember that difference.

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

Thanks Jade. Great work.
How can I recognize the exceptions?

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Jade, I do and will always love EngVid and its adorable teachers.
I’m more into British accent, quite hard for sure, but I feel so excited when I understand a British news, conversation, or any speech.
I am from Morocco, and we barely receive signal from ASTRA Satelite, so I watch Sky one, two, Atlatic, or Showcase sometimes ;)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    You can watch a lot of British English on YouTube.

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

      True, youtube contains enough British accent videos.
      Moreover, a tip that I use when watching Sky channels, is to enable subtitles in what is known as ‘Teletext’
      :D

      Wednesday, February 12th 2014

ok!
jade

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thanks Jade, verry useful lesson!

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Thank you for your lesson.

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Difficult but very interesting! Thanks! On the other hand your pronunciation is still difficult for me!

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    petitfelin, don’t give up! Turn the subtitles on and try again :-) As a French you are lucky, because almost every “-sion” and “-able” word you can recognize automatically ;-)

    Monday, January 27th 2014

      Thanks for your encouragement!

      Monday, January 27th 2014

        You just get used to it after a while. If something is hard for you, you know that you’re learning.

        Monday, February 3rd 2014

          Thx

          Monday, February 3rd 2014

Hi Jade.

This lesson was great.
I have watched another English videolesson, the first one, about introverts and extroverts.

I also have a confession to make: I’m an introvert too, thus that lesson was quite useful.

I would like to request you a lesson about the development of English Language.

I’ve found a great article about the Scandinavian influences.

You can see it (PDF file) on this website – http://www.studylit.in/pluginfile.php/80/mod_resource/content/7/Scandinavian%20Influences%20on%20the%20English%20Language%20by%20Therese%20Thrnemo.pdf

Thanks and be happy English Rose!

Oxford – http://oald8.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/dictionary/English+rose

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    Stay watching and I will see what I can do. On my personal channel Jade Joddle I made a video called BEST ADVICE – Phrasal Verbs Where I talk a little about this.

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

      Nice.

      A British documentary series about the development and dissemination of the most marvellous, incredible, fantastic, splendid, amazing language in the world.

      Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventure_of_English

      I want to say I’m a little bit addicted to your videos lessons on your personal YouTube channel.

      Thursday, February 6th 2014

Jade I like your accent thanks for all when will you prepare a lesson about how to organize several adjetives the appropiate rules please do it jade

Sunday, January 26th 2014

Very helpful lesson, Thank you a lot. I’m sure you will add to Engvid a lot of lessons that we need,even if they seem a little bit difficult for some people but we will realize later they are good for us because we don’t meet American speakers only. keep going . I like your answers on negative people comments of Facebook page. :)

Sunday, January 26th 2014

    I am pleased that those negative people stay on Facebook and don’t come here. :))))))

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

thank you my dear jade’ it is really wonderful leson

Monday, January 27th 2014

What about correct? this is an exception, isn`t it?

Monday, January 27th 2014

Thank you for the lesson, Jade. I love your accent by the way. :)

But that was a difficult lesson for me. I only got 6 out of 10. :(

As a Brazilian, it’s quite hard for me to notice those differences between stressed and unstressed syllables.

To me they sound pretty much the same on movies, music or video games.

Monday, January 27th 2014

    It’s very hard to understand. Some people are very good at it. For me, it is also hard to hear. Just let it stay as an idea in your mind, don’t think about it too much, and then hopefully one day you will find that you suddenly understand it!

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

Excellent as ever! Jade, could you pls make a lesson about verb tenses? It’s my weak point.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Great lesson, love it.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hi Jade! Great job! Your way of teaching is very professional! The examples are true-to-life and easy to remember. I adore the lesson. Thank you!

Monday, January 27th 2014

    Thanks for the kind and encouraging feedback. :)

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

Many thinks Jade, and plz daily conversation ;)

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hi jade.Thank you for the lesson.

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hello Jade.
I have a doubt with the 5th question: I’ve selected “the second syllable”, because I understood it as a verb. But the correct option seems to be the first syllable, because “The word stress in ‘polish’ is irregular” (that’s what confuses me). Is this the correct cause? (all irregular verbs are stress in the first syllable? -like broadcast, forecast- What happens with verbs like “understand” and “become”?).
Thanks!

Monday, January 27th 2014

Hi Jade, thanks for the lesson. Really clear, apart from the Polish answer. I’ll have to listen to the lesson again.
Moreover I tried to listen to it again and again but your speed grew faster and faster at the end (minute . I know it’s obvious, but you said “and that’s all I’m going to talk about for now…” and then I’m not able to understand. For me It’s similar to a meaning like “Could I.. about I’ve said at all?” but I’m not able to cohomprend the words…
Thanks in advance

Monday, January 27th 2014

    You can watch with subtitles if there are words you did not catch the first time. Although, realise that there are no subtitles in real life and you will not always understand everything.

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

      Hi, thanks. I hope there wasn’t a misunderstanding. I didn’t pretend to comprehend everything! Only I tried to listen to your lesson and it was a little challenge to me understanding meanwhile your spoken language grew faster and faster in speed in the last part. Sorry.
      I know I am not able to comprehend every words, for now understanding the general meaning is the best I can do. I went to Dublin to the Little museum and the guide was in a hurry… I couldn’t understand ANYTHING except “I’ve finished… have a nice day”. I felt really sad, then.

      Monday, February 3rd 2014

Hi Jade, thanks for the lesson. Really clear, apart from the Polish answer. I’ll have to listen to the lesson again.
Moreover I tried to listen to it again and again but your speed grew faster and faster at the end (minute 8). I know it’s obvious, but you said “and that’s all I’m going to talk about for now…” and then I’m not able to understand. For me It’s similar to a meaning like “Could I.. about I’ve said at all?” but I’m not able to comprehend the words…
Thanks in advance
(sorry for the double)

Monday, January 27th 2014

Excellent! How Can I learn more tips about Word Stressing? Are there any other secret tips you have to share with us related to this topic?

Monday, January 27th 2014

    Wait a while and I’ll see what I can do on my personal channel Jade Joddle on YouTube.

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

      Ok! Perfect! Thanks a lot Jade! God bless you!

      Tuesday, February 4th 2014

I LOVE YOUR ACCENT AND YOUR LOOK ALSO ..

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

For me, the pronunciation and the word stress are the most difficult part of English language. It seems to me that there are no rules or too many exceptions, so that you have to learn every word with it’s pronunciation.(In French for example I think the rules are clearer)This annoyed me first but then I accepted the fact.
Thank you for the lesson!

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

    The rule you need to know is de dum de dum de dum de dum de dum – that this is the rhythm of English we like!

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

      Nice on… BTW Just think that the schwa sounds much alike the liason in french … Okay I’ll be back tomorrow for the next profitable lesson. Nite.

      Tuesday, October 14th 2014

        Nice one, that was a typo!

        Tuesday, October 14th 2014

According to my opinion you have to get familiar with spoken language and to get this real you’ll have to listen to an huge quantity of dialogues… everyday!

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Where is the word stress in the word ‘polishing’?
I am polishing the table.

the first syllable
the second syllable

POLISHING IS A VERB …. So why should stress on the FIRST and not the SECond syllable
THanks

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

    The stress on polishing the table is in the first syllable.

    Monday, February 3rd 2014

      Jade, but why the stress is in the first syllable? Which the rule you apply?

      Sunday, February 9th 2014

thanks jade,your lessons are very useful for me

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thanks

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

thank u

Wednesday, January 29th 2014

Thank you.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thank you very mcuh.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Jade, you were excellent especially with the British accent you’ve got. But, I wanna make a suggestion(how about setting up an English club to talk about different issues?)as you know by this way, we’ll learn much better because we’ll gain many phrases we might use to improve the fluency. Please try to present this suggestion with the excellent teachers you work with. Thanks again.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Jade, you were excellent especially with the British accent you’ve got. But, I wanna make a suggestion(how about setting up an English club to talk about different issues?)as you know by this way, we’ll learn much better because we’ll gain many phrases we might use to improve the fluency. Please try to present this suggestion with the excellent teachers you work with. Thanks again.

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thank you Jade nice lesson and nice dressed

Thursday, January 30th 2014

Thanx Jade,
First time I saw your video,it helps me alot.

Friday, January 31st 2014

Very usefully, thank you.

Friday, January 31st 2014

Thank You so much , greeting from Egypt!!!!

Friday, January 31st 2014

why we dont use double word when before constant comes 2 vowels ? for ex we gonna add ing or s . . meeting is true but quizing is incorrect . . quizzing and quizzes are true . . can you tell me the reason ?
thanks.

Saturday, February 1st 2014

thank u Jade
just exceptions are those to you say?

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

pleas can you set me rules in several word for that ?

Sunday, February 2nd 2014

Thank you very much , I really like you’re way during explain lessons .for me I found many new grammars and lesson for me . I have no idea about them before you explain . I need more and more .
Thank you very much.
Humran

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Jody , you are doing very well.
Thank you very much.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Thank u very much.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

When i heard your accent, it was a little bit difficult to understand what you said because i was used to American accent. However, i’ve understand what you say exactly now. Thank you, Jade.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Hello Jade what city r u from?london?

Monday, February 3rd 2014

Thanks.

Monday, February 3rd 2014

I am polishing the table
Why the stress on polishing the table is in the first syllable??
Thank You so much , greeting from Egypt…

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thanks Jade!

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Thanks for the lesson, jade. But I’ve got a question that is quiet essential for my job – in the VERB contact which syllable is stressed in modern British English? We were told that the first one and another variant is a mistakes.

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Correction – thank you Jade.

Tuesday, February 4th 2014

Dear Jade
Could you simplify this lesson more? because it some how confused to me.
or at least let me know how to practice on it.
thank you a lot

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thanks Jade .. we want to hear more of you vedios

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

I love your accent and I can’t wait to take your next class :)
Thanks Jade

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Please, Can you explain me 5th question? Thanks!

Thursday, February 6th 2014

One of the best lessons I have ever had in more than 30 years!!!

Thursday, February 6th 2014

i got 80, but why “polishing” in the 5 sentences, the word stress is the first syllable?

Friday, February 7th 2014

I got 9, it’s a good grade!!!!!But I’ve missed the 5th question. I think I didn’t understand the meaning of polish in the sentence. Could you explain to me???Great class, congrats!!!

Friday, February 7th 2014

    Polishing here means “lustrando/polindo” in Portuguese.

    Saturday, March 1st 2014

      I didn’t understand the rule she applied here to stress the first syllable, because she said we should stress the first syllable in verbs…

      Saturday, March 1st 2014

thanks! and let me tell you that you’re so beautiful

Friday, February 7th 2014

great lesson! I am very glad u are teaching here now. It is a big chance to practice with different kind of accents. Maybe someday I will be able to watch Harry Potter on its own language x)

Friday, February 7th 2014

nice lesson,and you are so pretty,Jade~!

Sunday, February 9th 2014

very nice lesson,thank you jade ♥

Sunday, February 9th 2014

thank you for your grate lessons. they helped me very much.

Sunday, February 9th 2014

Hi! Jade, I do love your voice and your English pronunciation. Great!

Monday, February 10th 2014

That’s good.

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

thank you very much.

Tuesday, February 11th 2014

How strange…

In the video the teacher said and showed that the sress in the verb “polish” is on the second syllable.

After getting a question about a confusing answer in №5 the teacher wrote:
“There is a mistake in that one. There are different vowels. The stress is in the first syllable. The words are still homographs – same spelling but different sound.”

So, she said “different sound” ( which means different sress) and in the same time she said the verb ” polishing” has the stress on the first syllable as a noun “Polish” has.

Why then different sound? The same sound.
I understood nothing. (

Friday, February 14th 2014

Are you still there? Jade.
expecting!

Saturday, February 15th 2014

Nice topic, and teacher!!

Cheers.

Sunday, February 16th 2014

Thanks Jade, I,m learning more with your pronunciation videos than with books I had about pronunciation. Thanks a lot!!

Saturday, February 22nd 2014

your teaching let me swap american to English pronuntiation, It is a chalenge to face by me.tnks

Monday, February 24th 2014

Thank you very much

Tuesday, February 25th 2014

Thanks Jade, this is the first time that I listened and watched Engvid’s videos really it was wonderful and I ambitiously will follow it and hope to learn much more from you.

Saturday, March 1st 2014

So difficult!

Saturday, March 1st 2014

very useful

Sunday, March 2nd 2014

What a great lesson! Thank u, Jade! So helpful!!!

Friday, March 7th 2014

isnt convict a noun? why does it have the accent on the second syllable?

Sunday, March 9th 2014

    sorry, it is a noun, I check the worng answer by mistake and thought the test had something wrong

    Sunday, March 9th 2014

Thank you very much Mrs Jade ,it was so useful.After doing quiz I had recognized that I remember this rules for a long time.I got 9 right .Thank you again))

Friday, March 14th 2014

Hi mam , its a matter of proud for me to be ur new student Nice to meet u

Saturday, March 15th 2014

thanks jade for this video just am wondering if these are all the exceptions for word stress

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

jade, muchas gracias por tus lecciones. Te he seguido ultimamente y me ha fascinado tu acento britanico. Muchas gracias por tu ayuda . Chao

Wednesday, March 19th 2014

I don’t understand why in the ask number five, with the verb “polishing” the right answer is that the stress is in the first syllable when in the video, at first, is explain with “polish” that the verb “polish” has the stress in “lish”
Please, could someone explain it to me?
Thanks!

Friday, March 21st 2014

Thank you Jade, wonderful lesson.

Wednesday, March 26th 2014

ty so much, i leart many things from it.

Sunday, April 6th 2014

I’m glad to have a british english teacher, good to hear you teacher i like your accent

Wednesday, April 9th 2014

Nice lesson!!

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thanks Jade for your outstanding teaching.
Can I say in general, verbs are stressed on the second sylable and nouns are stressed at the first sylable.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

good evening

Thursday, April 17th 2014

thank for the lesson, actually i have a big problem with English because i used to be very good at it, but i haven’t used for a while and fell that i am very bad…i have started to prepare for toefl for almost 4 months I found it very difficult and work without consequences …Now I’m so confused and I don’t know from where should I start…… Do have any advice for me?!….. thank you and sorry for speaking a lot

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Thanks for lesson and like your British Accent

Thursday, April 24th 2014

thank you it was very usefull

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

I didn’t understood the seven question.
(d’ja) ??
how we can pronounce this ??

Friday, May 9th 2014

thanks

Monday, May 12th 2014

I can’t actually understand why the word ‘polish’ is in this lesson. As I see it, the difference between ‘polish’ as a verb meaning ‘to clean’ and Polish as an adjective ‘of Poland’ is not in the stress (it’s on the first syllable in both cases) but in the prononciation of the first syllable: in the first case it sounds as a closed syllable and in the second it’s open. So I don’t think it’s correct to use this as an example for this lesson, it causes confusion.

Sunday, May 18th 2014

Thank you Jade, and I love your accent.

Monday, May 19th 2014

thanks alot

Monday, May 26th 2014

I immigranted from Poland. Currently live in Canada and work in Detroit so I have contact with two pronunciations American and Canadian. Therefore many times I am confused how to correctly pronounce a word. Sometimes I unconssiously adjust my words to the way the person I am talking to. That causes that often I am not sure what is the correct word or how to pronounce it. Your lesson and in particular rules you gave us are very useful. I greatly appriciate all of your lessons.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Great and very very useful.
Thank you so much

Thursday, June 26th 2014

Thanks Jade, I’m sure those will be grate to me in future, practicing every day will make me speak better, I’ll not stop watching your lessens until I can speak like a British native speaker, Love you so much and all Engvid’s teachers….

Sunday, June 29th 2014

BTW, i need to ask you a question about different subject rather this this ‘stress’ subject.
my question is that can i use gerund or ing-verb as an adverb by adding the ‘ly’ in the end of any gerund verb, can’t i?

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Thank you very much for your useful lesson, Mrs Jade!I’ve noticed that the difference between “polish” and “Polish” was misunderstood by many learners. So I’d like to give some explanations regarding this issue. Both these words actually have the stress in the first syllable and the same spelling, however they have different transcriptions. The letter “o” is reproduced as different sounds: [o] – in the verb “polish” and [eo] – in an adjective “Polish”. It can be checked in the dictionary as well. So these words have the same spelling but two different sounds. Mrs Jade said by mistake that the stress in the verb “polish” was in the second syllable.

Friday, July 4th 2014

Thank you Jade. I love your lesson.

Sunday, July 6th 2014

Hi Jade.first of all i’d like to say thank you for all the effort you have done for us.And I NEED AN ADVICE FROM YOU.I need you to guide me how to start learn English.I am good at listening ,i have never take any courses or studies on English at all . All what i can say,i just wish to speak English like an a British gentile men or a British lady just like you. So help me. Ta Ta

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Hi Jade. Nice to hear from you. I love your style of classes, beyond your cute face.
In this video you wrote practice in both ways. Are they respectively English and American spelling or it was just a mistake? I appreciate your Britain English, great for hearing exercise.

Saturday, July 12th 2014

thank u ı understnnd this class:)

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

Ok, 90 %. Thanks Jade.

Sunday, August 3rd 2014

Very useful video. Thanks a lot Jade! :)

Saturday, September 20th 2014

thank u jade for ur lessons

Tuesday, September 30th 2014

wow, it is a great online class…It is my third class, and in the first one I have troubles trying understand your accent, now I can understand you. Thank you..

Monday, October 6th 2014

    erratum: “I have troubles…” shall say “I had…”.

    Monday, October 6th 2014

thanks .. but i’ve some confused about the last part of the lesson

Saturday, October 11th 2014

So glad I came across these lessons at Youtube… Great stuff to improve my english with a charming british teacher. What else can I ask for? TEHE :)

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

Can you give me many other rules of word stress? I think your lesson is not enough. It’s quiet easy. Iam looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you very much.

Sunday, November 2nd 2014

Thank you so much Jade. :) This’s a nice lesson.

Monday, November 3rd 2014

Thank you so much, that’s really helpfull. Would you make some lessons about SYNTAX ! I will be appreciate . Best salutations to you .

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thank u so much it was very helpfull 4 me

Thursday, November 20th 2014

Fantastic, i love your videos, you are so charming!!!! Great teacher

Sunday, November 23rd 2014

I am sorry.Because jade doesn’t understand her this lesson(how to sound like a native speaker ) to me.But PROMİSE ,I will much study your lessons.However,YOU are excited in this video. :)
Thank you very much

Sunday, December 28th 2014

Thanks Jade! Finally I found a rule easy to remember :)

Monday, December 29th 2014

I am polishing the table. ‘polishing’ here is used as verb, however stress is on the first syllable. Is this also an exception?

Friday, January 2nd 2015

hi jade im madjid from algeria
im happy because im hir With you

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Thanks for the video English lessons with native speaker Mrs Jade.It was helpful

Monday, January 12th 2015

Thanks for the video English lessons with native speaker Mrs Jade.It was helpful http://preply.com/en/skype/english-native-speakers

Monday, January 12th 2015

I’ve got 80. Good lesson! Thank you so much Jade!

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

9/10 :) Thanks a lot, Jade!

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

This is great for me.
Thank you for your lecture.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

I really admire the way of your teaching

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Hi Jade! First of all let me tell you how much I enjoy your videos.I wonder which is the most suitable way of begining a teaching class for first time with kids and how with adults?? ths!

Sunday, February 8th 2015

catualy I could get 10 of 10
because I am bare carless. so I got
90
You got 9 correct out of 10.
:)

Monday, February 16th 2015

Thank you very much, Jade!
This was very useful to us.

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Excellent! You’re actually my preferred teacher without any doubt! Even if you’re an excellent teacher, during your lectures you look so normal, so nice. .. very good.. You makes enjoyable a thing like grammar!

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

Ah! One more thing. … Why not a lesson to explain the -ing form in cases like: “I go to swim” or “I go swimming”? This example is an easy one, but there are a lot of situations where the choice isn’t so clear. . What do you think about?

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

10/10 Thanks,Jade!

Thursday, March 12th 2015

The word stress, it´s really difficult for me!!

Thursday, March 19th 2015

Hey jade, I was watching your vid of how to make a word stress that is of importance to be understood by listener. And I truly understood what you were teaching on the video. Personally I think I understood it in that I was in leeds, UK for ten years. You are a very brilliant and illustrious teacher. I totally love British English accents, with that, I came to here for trying to learn it’s accent. Word stress to prounce, it is very careful to listen. Hopefully, there will be a lot of people who want to learn English accents!!

Tuesday, April 21st 2015

Hi iwant a leason of how to differentiate sound like s&c eg how to spell the word church,choke shantel etc also l&r eg look,run etc.thanks

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015

That was so great jude thanks so much
It’s so great to be on this website.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

Jude pleases can you help me to pronounce two letters
please and thanks.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

thank you , you are the best

Sunday, July 5th 2015

thank you.

Monday, August 10th 2015

Very useful…thanks.

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thanks Jade. I have a question: I don’t understand the difference you point out at the beginning: ‘polish’ and ‘Polish’ do not differ because of the word stress, they are spelled as
/ˈpɒl.ɪʃ/ and /ˈpəʊ.lɪʃ/ in BE (Cambridge Dictionary). The spelling difference is in the diphtong /əʊ/ of the adjective Polish.

Monday, October 12th 2015

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Saturday, October 31st 2015

    Just one question Nadosh,how did you manage to upload this video clip here in the comments section?

    Ciao

    Monday, January 18th 2016

Thank you. Very useful lesson

Wednesday, November 4th 2015

Thank you so much!

Monday, December 21st 2015

Dear Mrs Jade
Thank you for this very interesting lesson
I totally agree with you in that pronunciation is probably, the most important part of speaking English

Monday, December 28th 2015

Could I see: I love you. I love your British accent since it is my first time listening the real British English accent. I have been studying English for many years, however no progress happened especially in spoken English. After watching your Vedio, I have to think about the way to study my English. As you know, A lot of Chinese teachers are teaching us in wrong ways and wrong pronunciations. So I am thirty-three now. Hope I can speak as a native speaker after studying in your ways…Thank you very much!!!!!!

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

9/10 :)

Thanks Jane!

Saturday, January 2nd 2016

Thank you very much

Tuesday, January 12th 2016

it is a great lesson..

Friday, January 22nd 2016

It is the nice lesson with interesting features in pronunciation. Thank you

Sunday, March 13th 2016

Thank you Jade, I think being able to notice the stress on a word requires a lot of listening.
Very interesting lesson, as usual.

Wednesday, March 30th 2016

Thank you. Jade.

The word stress in usually on the first syllable in an adjective. The same with a noun.

Saturday, April 16th 2016

great lesson. thanks a lot.

Tuesday, July 12th 2016

I like your British accent. Closer to London accent. Real English lady!

Thursday, August 11th 2016

Thanks Jade :)
I like your English accent. I want to sound like you!!

Thursday, September 8th 2016

Super amazing lesson!! Really it is necesary to know where to put the stress word. Now It encourages me to pay more attention on this for better undestanding when I speaking to others.

Friday, September 9th 2016
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