Did you know that there are special words called “homophones”? It has nothing to do with phones, if that’s what you thought. Homophones (омонимы) are words which have absolutely the same pronunciation but different meanings. For example, if you write that you’re so board, people will misunderstand you, because you’re not a board made of wood from a tree, you’re bored, you’re not interested.
Can you find another example in the picture? I’ll give you a hint – it also has something to do with trees…
There are also words which have almost the same pronunciation, but still sound a bit different. For example, if you say “I want buy this” – it’s incorrect, because you meant “I won’t buy this”. One sound can make a great difference.
So as not to make fools of ourselves and do everything right, let’s find out a little more about…
Meet and meat
They are homophones. Произносятся они одинаково. Here is the transcription: [mi:t]
Meet – встречать, знакомиться. This is an irregular verb: Meet-met-met
Here are some phrases with “meet”:
Meat has a different meaning. Переводится как мясо.
Here are some phrases about meat:
Which kind of chicken meat do you prefer?
Fill in the gaps:
1. I need to ___ my colleagues soon. We planned this ___________ yesterday.
2. Chicken isn’t ______ meat.
3. Is it difficult for you to make both ends __________?
4. My friend loves raisins and I hate them. Well, one man’s _______ is another man’s ____________.