Compare: a desert – a dessert – to desertSaturday, July 11, 2020 by Eva Easton4 CommentsSyllable StressThe rhythm of English is based on stress patterns.In this video, we practice syllable stress in:a desert … a dessert, to desertNow it’s your turn.Here’s your audio quiz.Fill in the correct word.1. A region that gets very little rain is called a _______.desertdessertto desertdeserted2. Why did her friends _______ her when she needed their help?a deserta dessertdesertdeserted3. When they eat out in a restaurant, they always order _______.a deserta dessertto desertdeserted4. The Sahara is the 3rd largest _______in the world.desertdessertto desertdeserted5. The _______ fox has big ears, which help to keep the animal cool.desertdessertto desertdeserted6. We went to the meeting, but there was no one in the room. The room was _______.a deserta dessertdessertsdeserted7. The criminal thought he wouldn't get caught, but in the end, he got his just _______.desertdesertsdessertdesserts8. When he needed help, his friends didn't help him. They _______ him.desertdessertdessertsdeserted9. The soldier went AWOL (absent without official leave). He _______ his post.desertdessertthe desertdeserted10. My favorite _______ is vanilla ice cream.desertdesertsdessertdeserted11. Camels live in _______.the desertthe dessertto desertdeserted12. After the parade, everyone went home and the streets were _______ .desertdessertdessertsdeserted Time is Up!Tell your friends. Share this lesson.