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  • Hello, everyone.

  • My name is Fiona.

  • Today, we're going to be looking at these two words.

  • And knowing the difference is really going to help your English pronunciation and language skills.

  • Keep watching to find out what it is.

  • Let's begin.

  • First, I'm going to say the sentence really quickly.

  • So you have to listen carefully.

  • Are you ready?

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • Oh-ho, that one's tough, I know.

  • So I'll slow down.

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • Did you get it?

  • Okay, I'll show you the sentence.

  • Here we go.

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • What two words go in these blanks?

  • Well, the answer is,

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • They look like the same word. I know, I know.

  • But there are two different words, I promise.

  • Okay, Let's have a look at our two words a little bit closer.

  • We have 'dove' and 'dove'.

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

  • It's a Heteronym.

  • What's a Heteronym?

  • Well, it's where we have two words that are spelled the same,

  • but have different meanings and different pronunciations.

  • Let's look at the meaning and pronunciation of our two words.

  • First is 'dove'.

  • 'dove' is a noun.

  • It's a small white bird, similar to a pigeon.

  • You might see many in the sky.

  • And I have two sentences to show you this in use.

  • 'I saw a dove fly in the sky.'

  • I saw a dove, a small bird, fly in the sky.

  • And sentence number two.

  • 'The poor dove flew into the window.'

  • Oh dear.

  • The small bird, white bird, flew into the window.

  • Okay, let's practice pronunciation.

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'dove'

  • 'dove'

  • Okay, let's look at our second word.

  • 'dove' 'dove' is a verb.

  • It's past tense, so already happened of 'dive'.

  • 'dive' means to suddenly and steeply go down into something.

  • Could be the air.

  • Sometimes, it's water.

  • Okay, let's have a look at two sentences to show this.

  • Number one.

  • 'The airplane dove to avoid hitting the other airplane.'

  • The airplane went down suddenly in the air to avoid hitting another airplane.

  • And sentence number two,

  • 'She dove into the swimming pool.'

  • She jumped steeply into the swimming pool.

  • She went down into the water.

  • Okay, let's look at pronunciation.

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'dove' 'dove'

  • Now, let's look at our main sentence again.

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • 'The dove, the small white bird, dove, went down steeply, into the lake.'

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • Okay, let's practice pronunciation together.

  • First, we'll go slow.

  • Are you ready?

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • Now faster like a native speaker.

  • 'The dove dove into the lake.'

  • Well done.

  • Great job, guys.

  • You got some awesome listening and pronunciation practice in 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 students' support.

  • I'll see you in the next video!

Hello, everyone.

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Dove vs Dove | Heteronym | Improve Your English Vocabulary and Pronunciation

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    Summer posted on 2020/10/08
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