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A Better Way to Say it: Very Scary ► Creepy

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Nicky

February 20 2018

Today on ‘A Better Way to Say it’, let's look at very scary and creepy.




As seen in the image above, a better way to say “very scary”, is to say “creepy”. Let’s take a look at some examples below. Click play on the video and remember to turn your sound ON.




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How to pronounce the word 'angle'

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Nicky

February 02 2018

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English pronunciation video for ‘angle’.

Learning English can be difficult! Especially when it comes to the pronunciation of certain words. This week we take a closer look at the pronunciation of 'angle'.

Watch this video to learn how to pronounce the word ‘angle'. Can you make a sentence using this word? Log into the Eigooo phone application for more information on how to use this word in a sentence and to practice with your Eigooo teacher! Learning English is easy and fun with Eigooo!  


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How to pronounce the word 'apparatus'

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Nicky

January 25 2018

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English pronunciation video for ‘apparatus’.

Learning English can be difficult! Especially when it comes to the pronunciation of certain words. This week we take a closer look at the pronunciation of 'apparatus'.

Watch this video to learn how to pronounce the word ‘apparatus'. Can you make a sentence using this word? Log into the Eigooo phone application for more information on how to use this word in a sentence and to practice with your Eigooo teacher! Learning English is easy and fun with Eigooo!  


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How to pronounce the word 'sequential'

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Nicky

January 19 2018

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English pronunciation video for ‘sequential’.

Learning English can be difficult! Especially when it comes to the pronunciation of certain words. This week we take a closer look at the pronunciation of 'sequential'.

Watch this video to learn how to pronounce the word ‘sequential'. Can you make a sentence using this word? Log into the Eigooo phone application for more information on how to use this word in a sentence and to practice with your Eigooo teacher! Learning English is easy and fun with Eigooo!  


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The difference between Homophones and Homonyms

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Nicky

January 18 2018

Learning English






Homophones are words which are pronounced in the same way, but differ in spelling and meaning, whereas…

                 …. Homonyms are words which spelled and pronounced in a (mostly) identical way, but differ in meaning.


Here are a few examples of homophones:


  • Knew and new

  • Aloud and allowed

  • Pear and pair

  • Scene and seen

  • Suite and sweet

  • Wonder and wander

  • Meat and meet

  • Dear and deer


“We’re almost there! Keep reading!”

Here are some examples of homonyms:

Note: Since they have identical spelling, I will use them in sentences for you to see the difference.


  • She has a wart on her knuckle.

  • She should knuckle down and work harder.


  • I embarked on a long trip.

  • Be careful not to trip on that step.


  • That dog has a very loud bark!

  • The bark of the tree was dark and brittle.


  • It’s rude to peer through someone's window without them knowing.

  • Peer pressure is a real concern in school.


  • Mark plays cricket at school.

  • The cricket outside my window is making a big noise!


  • The object is currently lying on the kitchen table.

  • I object to your disrespectful behaviour! (*Note the pronunciation is different in these two cases.)


  • She loved her birthday present.

  • The school will present one lucky student with the academic trophy.

  • Try to live in the present moment so that you can make the most of life.

  • His mother was not present at the swimming gala.


Summary:


  • Homophones are spelled different but pronounced the same and have different meanings.

  • Homonyms are spelled the same way but differ in meaning and may have different pronunciation, but usually, they are pronounced the same way.


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