Working with homographs also known as heterographs can be challenging, because they are the same. Homographs, also known as (a.k.a) heterophones are words with the same spelling, but with a different meaning and perhaps different pronunciations. Pronunciation can be tricky, so, I'd like to offer you some practice. See, if you know these words and the correct pronunciation. Then, use it in a sentence to win the game. You gather points as you advance for things like carpooling, or working from home. If you finish with a high score you've won. That's all there is to it. You can't lose! That's life and that's the new game that I hope every English language learner will be playing one day, called Work-opoly. The answers to the questions, you will find in my comments below.
Thanks for taking some time to quiz yourself and test your English. Did you pronounce the words out loud for their syllable and sound stress? Well, good! I hope these business English homographs/heterophones stay in your head. Here are the answers to the game: 1. We will CONduct a survey. 2. I'm not happy with you conDUCT. 1. We've made a lot of PROgress. 2. The meeting is in proGRESS. 1. We will PREsent the award. 2. My lawyer was preSENT.
1. I am conTENT in my job. 2. The glasses CONtent is unclear. 1. I obJECT to that, strong. 2. This is a valuable OBject. 1. We signed the CONtract. 2. The cord will conTRACT when not in use. 1. We should reFUSE. 2. We couldn't reuse the REFuse. How did you do? Congratulations! Post your score, below or on Facebook. And, come back and check out our next language post or browse through the older posts and have a laugh, and practice, practice, practice!
ANNABELLE B-BAUMANN, Communication Coach
"Annabelle I've learned alot from you .....with your friendly art and your diversified lessons... it is never boring!!!" -Doris, BASF
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