Pronunciation of common technology industry words

Pronunciation of common technology industry words (Download full lesson)

This lesson is particularly useful for those studying computers sciences or working in the I.T. industry. It focuses on some of the most common words used in I.T. and concentrates on syllable stress rather than phonics. The syllable that should be stressed is underlined in each word and students should practice using them in context specific exercises.

Pronunciation of common I.T. words (syllable stress)

 

Analysis

Analysts

Analyse

Area of expertise

Code

Communicate

Communication

Coordinate

Design

Designer

Develop

Developer

Development

Effectively

Efficiency

Environment

Increase (verb)

Install

Outsourcing

Product

Project

Programmer

Programmers

Programming

Provide

Reduce

Resources

Specialist

Support

Technical

Technicians

Technology

Vendors


Practice reading these sentences aloud, focusing on the syllable stress!

 

  • The analyst analyses data and sends the analysis to his project manager.

  • Her area of expertise is writing Java code.

  • We regularly communicate with our Indian colleagues but there are many communication

  • Our manager coordinates with the design teams to make sure the designers know their tasks.

  • The software developers develop software for some major multi-nationals.

  • The development of our new product was effectively carried out.

  • Because of our friendly work environment the efficiency of our team is increasing all the time.

  • We are outsourcing one of our projects to a start-up in the software park.

  • The programmer had to call technical support for assistance.

  • The programmers and technicians provided our new products to the vendors.

  • She is a specialist in this kind of technology.

 

Exercise: ask students to write five sentences using as many as these words as possible then read them out loud, focusing on the syllable stress!

 

Practice the syllable stress on the verb and noun forms of these words. Emphasize that the words are spelled the same as verbs and nouns but have a different syllable stress.

 

 

Exercise: ask students to write out five sentences using as many as these words as possible then read them out loud, focusing on the syllable stress!

 

Role-play: Giving bad news, proposing solutions, disagreeing and agreeing.

 

Useful phrases:

I have some bad news

I have some bad news for you. We will not meet the deadline.

I hate to tell you

I hate to tell you this, but they’ve cancelled the project.

We regret to inform you

We regret to inform you that our manager has quit the team.

The best way to… is to

The best way to solve that problem is to…

It would be a good idea

It would be a good idea to rewrite the entire program.

You might need

You might need an analyst to help locate the bug.

You could try that but it might be better to…

That’s not a bad idea but it could be easier to…

You might be right. However, maybe it’s better to…

I agree that that’s the best possible solution.

You could be on to something there.

That’s a great suggestion. Let’s go with that.

 

Exercise: You need to give bad news to your colleagues overseas. Give the bad news about your project and work together to find a solution. Practice using the above phrases and as much of the vocabulary as possible, focusing on syllable stress.