Focus on the pronunciation of emphasis
English definition of “emphasis”
/ˈem·fə·səs/ n [C/U] (plural emphases /ˈem·fəˌsiz/)
› special attention given to something because it is important or because you want it to be noticed, or an example of this: [U] She paused for emphasis. [U] In schools, the emphasis on programming has declined in recent years.