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Hello, everyone.
My name is Fiona.
Today we're going to be looking at these two words.
[Content vs Content] They look the same and sound the same – almost.
And knowing the difference is really going to help your English pronunciation and listening skills.
What is the difference?
Keep watching to find out.
Let's begin.
Okay.
First time I'm going to say the sentence really quickly
so listen well.
'My boss was content with the content.'
Let's go one more time but slower.
'My boss was content with the content.'
Okay, let's have a look at the sentence.
'My boss was content with the content.'
What two words go in these two gaps?
Well the answer is, 'My boss was content with the content.'
They look like the same word.
I know.
Oh no but they're two different words.
And let me tell you why.
Let's have a look at our two words: content and content
They're spelled the same way, but the pronunciation, and the meaning is different.
It's a heteronym.
What is a heteronym?
Well it's where you have two words that are spelled the same way
but the pronunciations and the meanings are different.
Let's look at our two words in more detail.
Both the meaning and the pronunciation.
First is 'content'.
'content' is an adjective.
It means to be happy or satisfied with something.
I have two sentences for you.
“I'm content with my peaceful life.'
I'm happy with my peaceful life.
I'm satisfied.
I don't need anything else.
Sentence number two.
'She is content to stay home Friday night.'
She's okay with staying home Friday night.
She's happy with that.
She doesn't need anything else.
Okay, let's practice pronunciation.
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content
Let's look at word number two.
'content'
'content' is a noun.
It means information that is put on the internet or other medium.
I have two sentences for you.
'Youtubers always have to make new content.'
Youtubers have to make new information to put on the internet.
And sentence number two.
'My video content uses English.'
The videos that I make uses English.
Okay, let's practice pronunciation.
Ready?
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content
Now let's go back to our main sentence.
'My boss was content with the content.'
My boss was content.
He was happy.
He was satisfied with the content.
With the information that I gave him.
'My boss was content with the content.'
Now let's practice pronunciation.
We're going to go slowly first and then speed up.
Repeat after me.
'My boss was content with the content.'
Now like a native speaker.
Ready?
'My boss was content with the content.'
Good job.
Great job today, guys.
You did really well.
And we got some awesome practice in pronunciation and listening.
If you want to leave a comment, leave one down below.
I read all of them.
And I'm always super thankful for my students' support.
I'll see you in the next video.
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Content vs Content | Heteronym | Improve Your English Vocabulary and Pronunciation

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Summer published on August 13, 2020
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