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Same, but sooo Different. Episode 2

This podcast is about homophones.

Homophones are words that sound the same, but are actually different words with different meanings and different spelling.

 

If you want to know more, listen to the first episode of this series.

 

Voiced by Sophia Pelivanova

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The same, but so different. Episode 2

Hello, folks! How are you today? Did anything interesting happen to you?

Today I want to tell you some more about homophones. Do you remember what they are? We talked about this last time.

Homophones are words that sound the same, but are actually different words with different meanings and different spelling.

Wait a second… Wait! How do we spell “wait”?

That's right. W-A-I-T. Is it a noun or a verb? Good job! It's a verb. To wait.

Do you like to wait for the bus? I don't.

How else can we spell “weight”? Good. W-E-I-G-H-T. What is it? Is it a verb? No, it's a noun. Weight is the mass of an object.

What is your weight?
What is the weight of your pet?

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I have a dog. Its weight is ten kilograms. What is “its”? How do we spell it? That's right, I-T-S. It is the possessive pronoun of “it”. My cat's. Its. My cat's tail is long. Its tail is long.

How else can we spell it's? We can spell it like this: I-T-apostrophe-S. This is actually two words, IT IS. It is hot. It's hot.

Is it hot or cold right now?

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I like driving a car on the road, and several times I rode a bicycle to work. Did you hear any homophones here? I did. Road, rode.

Which word means “street”? How do we spell “road” in this case? That's right. R-O-A-D.

What road you live on?

What is the homophone of “road”? How do we spell it? That's right. R-O-D-E. What is this? Is it a verb? Yes, it is the past tense form of the irregular verb “to ride”.

When was the last time you rode a bicycle?

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I want to tell you about one more pair of homophones.

When a man loves a woman, he can call her “my dear”, or “sweetheart”, or “honey”. How do we spell “dear”? Yay! D-E-A-R.

Do you call people “my dear”?

And the homophone of this word is an animal with big horns which lives in the woods. These animals are also Santa Claus's friends. Right, deer! Let's spell them. D-E-E-R.

Do you like deer? Have you ever seen them and fed them in the zoo?

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And now let's add a little bit of magic to our discussion.

What can we call a woman who can do magic? Yes, a witch! How do we spell it? W-I-T-C-H.

Would you like to be a witch?
Can you do magic tricks? Улыбаюсь

How else can we spell “which”? Right! W-H-I-C-H. It is a relative pronoun. I have a cat which is called Lucky.

Do you like dogs which are black? 

 

So now you know five more pairs of homophones.

Good for you! Keep listening to our series!