|Abstract:||English has become necessary for everyday affairs of modern world. It just happens that the spoken English has assumed a far greater role than it did ever before in the field of tourism, trade and commerce, or education. However, a great number of English learners are often misunderstood while conducting a conversation and it happens simply due to the lack of comprehending word stress. Learners of English obvioiusly need to understand about syllables and sentence stress. Stress is an important feature of English pronunciation and to become a powerful communicator of English one needs proficiency while using different stress patterns in his communication. Word stress is crucial in English pronunciation. It can be called a grammatical device in English. A part of the meanings of a word depends on stress. It serves to mark the function of words in spoken English. Word stress is an imperative part of English language learning, both in terms of comprehending spoken English and increasing oral intelligibility. However, word stress often causes problem for learners of English. It can often be a difficult area for learners of English to master successfully.
Therefore, the main objectives of this article is to enable the learners of English to recognize and be familiar with word stress; to recognize the importance of word stress in English; to identify affixes in English; to identify stress patterns and be able to stress words accurately which will help learners to understand and be understood more easily.|