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…
Walk and work
Это не омонимы, произносятся они по-разному. Однако в британском английском звучат они очень похоже.
You can watch this video and learn even more about the American pronunciation of these two words.
And if you want to learn more about the difference in British pronunciation, here you go - www.youtube.com
Разобрались с произношением.
Теперь что же это такое?
To work – работать. Work – работа.
To walk – ходить. A walk – прогулка.
Here are some phrases and expressions with “walk”:
Вот фразы, которые полезно знать со словом “work”:
Did you know that there’s a National Walk to Work Day in Australia?
And these ladies want to ______________ at the office, so they ________ while they ___________.
They don’t want their husbands to _______________ on them because they’re not slim, and they
believe that things will ___________.
Fill in the gaps with expressions and words from this rubric =)
Thanks for reading, take the time to walk to work today and feel this beautiful spring weather =)