Speech Quality Tip 6: Understand focus words

What are focus words?  How can they help you communicate?

Just like words can have syllables with more stress, phrases and clauses can have words with more stress. These are called focus words.

In this week’s 10min tip we will talk about how focus words can help you create the natural rhythm of English listeners will be expecting.  We will also talk about ways you can change focus words to communicate different meanings.  

Tip 6:  Understand focus words 

 

 

The next tip (Tip 7:  Know linking patterns) will broadcast from 2pm Japan time (12am EST) on Sunday March 7 on our new Pomaka English YouTube Channel

Hope you find them useful 🙂

Related links:

Speech quality tip 5: Communicate with pauses

Why is word stress important?