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Homophones

Homophones Homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling. Common homophones list The following list of 50 homophone pairs contains only the most common homophones, using relatively well-known words. air heir eye I bare bear be bee brake break buy by cell sell cent scent cereal serial …

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Minimal pairs lists

Minimal pairs lists A minimal pair is a pair of words which differ only in one sound. They are a great way to help students become more aware of their difficulties with pronunciation. For example, students often struggle with the pairs “sheet” and “seat”, or “cat” and “cut”. They can really improve their pronunciation by …

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How to pronounce –ed?

    How to pronounce –ed? The past simple tense and past participle of all regular verbs end in -ed. For example: work, worked, worked Many adjectives are made from the past participle and so end in -ed. For example: I like painted furniture. The question is, how do we pronounce the -ed? The answer …

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How to pronounce the?

  How to pronounce the? Normally, we pronounce the with a short sound [ðə] But when the comes before a vowel sound, we pronounce it as [ði]. vowel sound write say a the apple [ði] apple e the egg [ði] egg i the ice-cream [ði] ice-cream o the orange [ði] orange u the ugly fruit …

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When to say a or an?

  When to say a or an? The indefinite article is a or an. But how do we know when to say a and when to say an? The rule is really very simple. It depends on the sound at the start of the following word. It does not depend on the way we write …

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Tongue twisters

Tongue twisters   A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer! A proper copper coffee pot. Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran. Long legged ladies last longer. Mixed biscuits, mixed biscuits. Pink lorry, yellow lorry. Red leather, yellow leather, red leather, yellow leather. She sells sea-shells on the …

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Exclamation words/ Indulatszavak

Oh my

Exclamation words   Spelling Pronunciation Usage Hungarian Example ah! /ɑ:/ emotions,understanding ó! Ah, that’s nice!Ah, I see! aha! /ɑ:ˈhɑ:/ suddenly noticing   sg aha! Aha! That’s where I left it. boo! /bu:/ scaring hu! Boo!Clear off! gosh! /gɔʃ/ surprise jaj! Gosh! Is that the   time? hey! /heɪ/ getting attention hé! Hey! What are you doing …

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Double consonants/Mássalhangzók duplázása

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Some words double their final consonant when an ending such as –ing, -ed, -er, -able, etc. is added, usually in order to show that the vowel that comes before is short. Fill the gaps in these sentences with the words on the left, doubling the final consonant where necessary.   fat                   The baby is …

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Punctuation/Írásjelek

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.   A full stop shows the end of a sentence, and is also often used after initials and      abbreviations: The Mini was designed by A.C.  Issigonis.   ,   A comma shows a short pause that separates parts of a sentence:  • Only buses, taxis  and bicycles can be used in this street. • The new  road was supposed …

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Task on pronunciation/Kiejtési gyakorlat

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Here are four vowel sounds that have different spellings. Write each word under the vowel sound that it contains, or that the underlined part of the word contains.              /ə/               /ɪ/              /ʌ/            /ᴈ꞉/                         bird                    money biscuit               mountain …

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