Do you know what a homophone is? Probably not unless you’ve studied linguistics because it’s kind of a technical word. But you might be able to guess what it means.
Homomeansthe same. For example, in homosexual: a person who is sexually attracted to the same sex.
And phone is to do with soundor voice as in mobile phone (hello) or megaphone (hello).
So homophone … same sound.
Homophone or homophone: a word that is pronounced like another word but has a different spelling or meaning.
This video is by Rachel’s English. She has some videos on YouTube teaching American English pronunciation … and I really like her style. And she has transcripts available on her site too which is very useful.
Here are some of the homophones that she talks about:
Today I wanted to tell you about a video that Acadia University has made which is introducing their EAP program.
EAP stands for English for Academic Purposes. So, if you’re not a native English speaker but you want to go and study at a university in Canada, for example, then you can go to the university and study EAP until your English is at a good enough level to go and do regular courses … and then you can go and do those regular courses and get a degree. So if you’re thinking of studying at a University in Canada and you want to find out more about it – then follow the link in the description and go and check out this video.
Kia ora in Stick News today a man in New Zealand failed at his attempt to steal a wallet after he slipped and knocked himself out.
A 28-year-old man tried to steal a wallet from a person who was working out at a gym in an aquatic centre in New Zealand.
As he was making his escape, he slipped on some wet stairs and knocked himself out. When he came round, police asked him some questions. Police said he was given first aid by staff at the site but couldn't tell officers how the wallet came to be in his bag.
And that was Stick News for Thursday 5th of March. Kia ora.
Um, I heard about the Japanese powder. I’m a really keen snowboarder and I worked in France last winter and I heard that the Japanese powder was amazing so I decided to come to Japan. 日本のパウダースノーを聞いたことがあったんです。 私はスノーボードが大好きで去年の冬はフランスで働きましたが、その時に日本のパウダーはヤバイって聞いたので来ました。
How does the snow here compare to the snow in Scotland? スコットランドと比べてニセコの雪はどうですか？
There’s a lot more of it here, a lot more of it and it’s much lighter and consistent. We get snow in Scotland but snow will come one day and then the next day it’ll be rain and it disappears. So the snow here is great. ニセコの方が全然多く降るし、軽くてコンスタントに積もります。 スコットランドでも雪は降るけど、次の日には雨が降ってすぐに無くなってしまう。 なのでニセコの雪はすごいんです。
How about compared to France? では、フランスと比べると？
It’s much lighter here, the consistency of the snow. But, um, yeah, it’s quite different – there’s a lot more of it here. But, um, I find the temperature here changes here quite a lot compared to, to France. Whereas France it can snow and then it can not snow for a few weeks now snow for a couple of weeks, but there’s still a really good level of snow. But, yeah, it definitely snows less in France. フランスと比べてもニセコの方が全然軽く、コンスタントですが、だいぶ違いますね。 ニセコの方が積雪が多いです。 ただニセコにいて分かりましたが、ここはフランスと比べると気温の変化が多いです。 フランスの場合は数週間降り続けて、数週間降らないって感じだけど、良い感じのレベルの雪です。 でもフランスの雪の方が少ないのは確かです。