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  • Hello, everyone.

  • My name is Fiona.

  • Today we're going to be looking at two words that will really help your English pronunciation

  • and listening skills.

  • They look the same, and they almost sound the same.

  • But what's the difference?

  • Keep watching to find out what it is.

  • Let's begin.

  • Are you ready?

  • I want you to really listen hard, because this one's tricky.

  • First, I'll say the sentence quickly.

  • 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • Hmm..

  • Okay, second time, but slower.

  • Really listen.

  • 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • Okay, I'll show you.

  • 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • What words go in these two blanks?

  • Well, the answer is 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • Oh No! They look like the same word.

  • Again, It's pronunciation that's really important here.

  • It changes the meaning.

  • Let me explain in more detail.

  • Let's take a closer look at our two words.

  • We have 'present' and 'present'.

  • They're spelt the same way, but the pronunciation and the meaning is different.

  • It's what we call a 'Heteronym'.

  • What is a 'Heteronym'?

  • It's where two words are spelled the same way,

  • but the meaning and the pronunciation is different.

  • Let's look at the meaning and pronunciation of our first word.

  • 'present' 'present' is a verb.

  • It means to give or reward formally or in a ceremony.

  • And I have two sentences to show you.

  • The first one,

  • 'I like to present awards to my students.'

  • I like to give my students awards.

  • The second sentence,

  • 'A celebrity will present the prizes.'

  • A celebrity will give you your prize.

  • Now repeat after me.

  • 'present' 'present'

  • Now let's have a look at our second word, 'present'.

  • 'present' is a noun.

  • It means a gift something that you give to someone.

  • And I have two sentences to show you this.

  • 'Thank you for the wonderful present.'

  • Thank you for this wonderful gift that you have given me.

  • Number two,

  • 'I didn't get a present for my birthday.'

  • I didn't get a gift for my birthday.

  • No one gave me anything.

  • Okay, let's have a look at pronunciation,

  • 'present'.

  • 'present'.

  • Okay, let's look at our main sentence one more time.

  • 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • Let's 'present', let's give, the 'present', the gift, to him.

  • Okay, repeat after me.

  • We'll go slowly first, and then like a native speaker.

  • 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • And faster now.

  • 'Let's present the present to him.'

  • Well done.

  • Great job, guys.

  • You got some awesome listening and pronunciation practicing today.

  • If you want to leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this video,

  • leave them down below.

  • And as always, I'm really, really thankful for my student support.

  • I'll see you in the next video.

Hello, everyone.

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Present vs Present | Learn English Heteronyms | Meaning and Pronunciation

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