So you've decided to take the IELTS exam, well-done! It's the test that's recognized and respected around the world.
Here we will look at the criteria of pronunciation.
This is one of four criteria on which you will be tested.
Look for the other three criteria in other videos.
This criteria focuses on the accuracy and variety of pronunciation featured
which include individual sounds, misspelling of a word can sometimes confuse this, for example, "euphemism".
Word stress, stressing the wrong syllable in a word is a frequent error, for instance, it should be miSTAKE,deMOcracy.
Word stress can be confusing when it changes with different parts of the word family, for instance, PHOtograph, phoTOgraphy, photoGRAphic.
当出现有相同词根的单词时，单词中的重读容易出现混淆，例如PHOtograph, phoTOgraphy, photoGRAphic。
Sentence stress, for instance, the way that some words in a sentence are emphasized or slightly louder, for example, If I were YOU, I'd go by BUS.
第三点是句中的重读，这所指的是，句子中某些单词需要强调，或发音会比其他部分声量更大，例如If I were YOU, I'd go by BUS.
Intonation, the pitch of your voice changing as you talk.
Monotone intonation is typical of someone who has memorized long responses, this may result in lower test scores.
Chunking, talking in a rhythm which delivers chunks of words with short silences in between.
Good public speakers often use this skill.