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…
Sea and see
Это омонимы. Произносятся они одинаково: [si:]
Sea – это море, морской.
o The sea is stormy tonight.
o I love the sea, it is so peaceful.
Here are some expressions with sea:
• Seaview – вид на море. I booked a room with a sea view in the hotel.
• Be at sea (about something) – потерян ,растерян. I'm at sea about mathematics.
• At sea – на море. The ship is at sea now.
• At sea level – на уровне моря. There are some cities at and below sea level.
This restaurant is below sea level.
See is an irregular verb – видеть. See-saw-seen.
o I see Jane every day.
o Did you see her new hairstyle?
Check out these expressions and idioms with “see”:
• I’m glad to see you – я рад(а) вас видеть. Oh, hi, Jeffrey! I’m glad to see you.
• Long time no see. – Долго не виделись. Rick, how have you been? Long time no see!
• See you (soon)– (скоро) увидимся. Bye, see ya!
• See you around – увидимся где-то тут. Well, Jane, we both work here, so I'll see you around.
• See if I care = I don’t care what you do. Go ahead! Jump! See if I care!
Fill in the gaps!
In this picture you can ______ the _________.
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