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  • Hey everyone! Jennifer from Tarle  speech with your Two for Tuesday!

  • These are homophones. These words have  different spellings different meanings  

  • but they are pronounced exactly the  same way. And today is a two for two  

  • Tuesday with a bonus word  thrown in so stay tuned .

  • All right so our words today are bin and been.

  • So a bin is a storage container and  been is the past participle of to be.

  • I am teaching the American version of been which  is pronounced exactly the same way as the word  

  • bin. So to say these two words correctly we're  going to start with a b put your lips together  

  • and open them up and the air puffs out. Next  we're going to move to that short i. You can  

  • see my mouth is not tensed. My lips are relaxed  and in doing that my mouth is just slightly open.

  • My tongue is high in my mouth. It's behind the top  front teeth and it's just relaxed and it is flat.

  • If you confuse this vowel with the long  

  • e all you need to do is smile for  that e in e and then relax your lips.

  • You can see when I relax my lips  my tongue just pops down a tiny bit  

  • and then I'm able to say that short i and with  the end n sound nnn. To do this you touch the  

  • tip of your tongue to the back of your top  front teeth air moves out of your nose.

  • So again these two words pronounce the  same in American English bin and been.

  • Now here's your bonus word - bean. And a bean  is a small food and we would say b eeee n

  • with that long e.

  • So we say bin differently than bean.

  • And yes this word gets a little bit confusing  for our uh American English learners because  

  • we have the two vowels together which  typically we pronounce as a long vowel.

  • But in this case we do the shortinstead. So again we have bin been and bean  

  • bin been been bean bean bean.

  • And now for your sentence: I've  been to the bin to buy some beans.

  • Give it a try people are going to notice  the difference! If you found this helpful  

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Hey everyone! Jennifer from Tarle  speech with your Two for Tuesday!

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How to Pronounce BIN & BEEN - American English Homophones Pronunciation Lesson

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    Summer posted on 2021/08/10
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