Pronunciation of English homophones – Part 1
5 Homophones to Check.
English Pronunciation of Homophones – Part 1.
Many of our students ask us about homophones.
Homophones are words that are spelled differently but are pronounced the same way.
There are LOTS of them in English.
I am surprised at how many students I find trying to pronounce two words differently when they should actually be pronouncing them the same way because they are homophones.
Audio Lesson: Homographs Part 1
So – here’s some ‘quick fix’ exercises for 5 common homophones.
Listen and repeat. Pay attention to the vowels and syllable stress in the multi-syllable words.
1] how to pronounce missed / mist:
‘missed’ and ‘mist’ are pronounced the same.
2] how to pronounce berry / bury:
‘berry’ and ‘bury’ are pronounced the same.
3] how to pronounce cell / sell:
‘cell’ and ‘sell’ are pronounced the same.
4] how to pronounce weather / whether:
‘weather’ and ‘whether’ are pronounced the same.
5] how to pronounce one / won – careful with this one!
I often hear these mispronounced. Practice them with me now, both ‘won’ and ‘one’ are pronounced as /wʌn/ – ‘I won one!’
See our next post for 5 more important English homophones that you should check.
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