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If you love movies and awards, then you must love the Oscars. Learn how to pronounce this word as I prepare my guesses for what movies will win what.
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I’m attempting to fill out my Oscar ballot.
Guessing who will win what, in what category for our Oscar party tonight. Have you done yours yet?
No, I haven’t.
I’m finding it hard because I’ve not seen many of these movies. I saw The Artist, with you, we had a blast. But other than that, I saw Midnight in Paris and Tree of Life. Those are the only ones I’ve seen for Best Picture. I didn’t see War Horse, but I did see the play on Broadway. I don’t think that counts. What have you seen out of the Best Movie nominations, do you know?
Um, I’ve seen The Artist, with you, obviously, and, the Des—is the Descendants on there? Um, I think that’s all I’ve seen, I’ve seen actually.
Yes, I’m completely—
We’ve got to start going to more movies!
We have a lot to do.
We have a lot to do.The word ‘Oscars’. The first syllable written with the letter O, but pronounced with the ‘ah’ as in ‘father’ sound. Then, there’s the SK consonant cluster. The second syllable has the schwa-R sound. And it’s plural here: the S is pronounced as a Z because the final sound in ‘Oscar’ is rr, a voiced sound.Typical New York. There’s always a siren somewhere.So the first syllable, stressed, will be longer, higher in pitch, and the second syllable, unstressed, will be shorter and lower in pitch. Long-short, long-short. Oscars, Oscars.
Are you going to watch the Oscars? Who do you think is going to win Best Picture? Put a comment.
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That’s it, have fun tonight watching the Oscars!