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Data Science

Data science is used to help businesses make better decisions. Watch Hedieh Ranjbartabar talk about Data Science and introduce some key vocabulary.

In this video, Hedieh introduced the topic of data science.

Now we are going to have a look at the pronunciation of some of the key vocabulary from the video.

During the course, we will show you the stressed syllable and the word form of key words.

Stressed Syllable
The stressed (or emphasised) syllable is the part of the word that you say a bit louder or longer. It is shown below each word like this:

the word 'analyse' showing the stressed syllable

Word Form
The word form describes what kind of word it is. For example, a noun or a verb. During the course, you will see these abbreviations for different word forms.

  • (n.) = noun
  • (v.) = verb
  • (adj.) = adjective
  • (adv.) = adverb


Listen to this key vocabulary from the video and practise the pronunciation.

analyse (v.)
/A – na – lyse/
format (n.)
/FOR – mat/
customer feedback (n.)
/CUS – to – mer/ /FEED – back/
insight (n.)
/IN – sight/
data science (n.)
/DA – ta/ /SCI – ence/
social media (n.)
/SO – cial/ /ME – di – a/
data scientist (n.)
/DA – ta/ /SCI – en – tist/
structured data (n.)
/STRUC – tured/ /DA – ta/
data (n.)
/DA – ta/
unstructured data (n.)
/un – STRUC – tured/ /DA – ta/


Which vocabulary from the video was new for you?

Did you find it difficult to hear or say the correct stressed syllable in any of the words?

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