Have you ever wondered how movie actors become so good at speaking in a dialect that is different from their own, or how they learn to speak English with a foreign accent? Well, apparently, many of them go to the IDEA website – the International Dialects of English Archive. This site is a free online resource, interesting for English language learners.
Here are two very simple rules about word stress:
1) One word has only one stress. (One word cannot have two stresses.
2) We can only stress vowels, not consonants.
But wait, there’s more…