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  • A,B,C, one, two, three, I'm here to teach you something that I think is really fun,

  • really cool: homophones. Now, maybe you have seen my other lessons on homophones. If you

  • haven't, please go take a look. For me, homophones are very exciting because they do one really

  • cool thing: homophones have the same sound, so for example, "homo" means same, and "phone"

  • or "phoneme" means sound. So, it is one word or one letter, but it will have another word

  • that has different spelling and a different meaning. So, it's like you're learning two

  • pronunciation words - one pronunciation word - but you get two words for vocabulary. It's

  • like a bonus sale - buy one word, get one free! Oh yeah, buyer beware!

  • As you can see, I've written some letters of the alphabet, A, B, C, D, okay? So, A,

  • the first letter of the alphabet, has the exact same pronunciation, because they're

  • homophones, as the expression "eh". Now, "eh" can mean a question, like "Eh?". It can also

  • be an expression to check if the person is listening to you, or, like, a tag question.

  • In Canada, we're famous for saying "eh" at the end of every sentence. So, I could say,

  • "It's cold, eh?". "Good day, eh?" So, it can be used as a question or it can be used just

  • as an interjection.

  • The next one, the letter B, we have bzzz, the insect that makes honey, so B, bee, and

  • be. You guys know the verb "to be"? Oh, it has the exact same letter pronunciation as

  • the letter B, so you might see some very strange text messages coming to you. I'm going to

  • explain that later, but these will really help you if you get texts, strange texts from

  • your friends.

  • C, we have the ability to look (see) and we also have the beautiful ocean called the letter

  • C (sea).

  • G, is an expression like "Gee!". It can mean something that you're happy - Gee wiz! Or

  • Gee! It's an expression of happiness.

  • I - oh, I, eye, so this can really, really be funny. We can play with homophones and

  • we can make games of them where an I is an eye.

  • O - the letter O, it can be an expression like "Oh!" and look at this one. Maybe you

  • think "What, that's not a homophone.". We have "Owe". Oh-ee! It's not actually Oh-ee,

  • the pronunciation of this word is "O", and it means you need to pay someone money. So,

  • you can see sometimes, I.O.U. "I owe you" means you means you need to give someone money

  • or they need to give you money.

  • We have the letter P, we have the green vegetable, a very small little guy is a pea, maybe they're

  • brown, and we also have the urine or the liquid that comes out of us, it's called pee as well.

  • "I have to go pee!" Oh.

  • This is more of a British word, but we sometime use it in Canada and America, but it's predominantly

  • British. Q - Queue, this means a line, so in North America we say, "I had to stand in

  • line." In British English, they say "I had to stand in the queue.", it's like the letter.

  • R - Arr! This is what I was telling you about before with the text messages. So, maybe you

  • get a text message that says, "R U here", and you think "What does that mean?" Well,

  • R is actually the verb "to be" (are) and U actually means yourself (you).

  • We have the letter T (tea), a delicious hot beverage, and we also have tee. Do you play

  • golf? A tee is, basically, a little wooden peg that you would put your golf ball on.

  • You're not drinking it, don't drink it, you might die.

  • As I told you before, you have U (you). So, this is a very, very common thing we do in

  • text messages. We're lazy to write "YOU", so we just put a big U and it has the exact

  • same pronunciation.

  • Y (why)? Cool. Y U? Why you? Why asks the question "why?". So now, you can just substitute

  • the letter Y for the question.

  • Unfortunately, we don't have homophone or a cool letter for what, or who, or when, sorry

  • about that. Not all of the letters in English have a homophone, but the ones that do are

  • really fun and you can play a lot of games with them. Do you know any crazy homophones?

  • I will see you later, watch this: C U - this 8 can sound like "ate". C U L8R. I'm Ronnie,

  • A, B, C, one, two, three.

A,B,C, one, two, three, I'm here to teach you something that I think is really fun,

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Learn English vocabulary with the alphabet: I is for “eye”, T is for “tea”...

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