15 MINIMAL PAIRS. Do you know the right pronunciation?
you know there's something wrong with English spelling over the centuries the
pronunciation of English words has changed but we have an updated our
spelling. Have you ever wondered why for example KNOW and KNIGHT or written like
that well it's because that's how they used to be pronounced K-NAU and
K-NICHT now in my humble opinion we should modernize English spelling and
make everything phonetic okay but unfortunately there is nothing that I
can do instead I can just try it and explain the pronunciation as best I can
and make it as interesting as possible and that's why today we have a little
game for you we've got 15 pairs of English words and all you need to do is
to say whether they are pronounced the same or differently okay
Hello and welcome to LetThemTalk the channel that goes deeper into everything
about the English language so are you ready here are the first pair of words
all you need to do is to shout out same or different same or different are you ready
Different. WERE - Where were you yesterday?
we're here where were you yesterday we're here today
and the answer is same AREN'T why aren't you at school?
because I was visiting my aunt
same FLOWER a rose is a lovely flower FLOUR -we make bread with flour
different BEAR that's the animal and BEER I'd
like a glass of beer next one same or different?
tomorrow? I'm going to SEW my jeans I'm going to sew on my button okay so next one
different HERE we are! my HAIR is going grey
same. yes it's a very common mistake but they
pronounced exactly the same don't try to pronounce the W just pronounce HOLE
okay HOLE I've got a hole in my pocket and I worked the WHOLE day. Same or different?
different SUIT I wear a suit to work
beans in the stew Mr. Bean okay and BIN put all the rubbish in the bin next one
different HEEL at the end of your shoe
you have a heel okay and we climbed the HILL.
same yes that's right I'LL. I'll see you tomorrow and AISLE if you don't know
word AISLE it's the passage between seating in in a train or an aeroplane
reminds me of an old joke about a paranoid man who went to the check-in
desk at the airport and they said to him would you like a window seat or aisle (I'll...)?
and the paranoid man says OR YOU'LL WHAT! okay so it's pronounced AISLE
same. I'm feeling rather WEAK today and I've been feeling like this for a WEEK
okay notice the vowel change BEACH we're going to spend the summer on the beach
BITCH is a female dog or a very rude term for a woman okay
different. SHIP type of boat a
the plural of sheep, by the way, is also SHEEP one sheep two sheep
so next one same or different?
same waste you tie the belt around your
WAIST to tighten your trousers WASTE don't waste your food. Okay so there you
are how did you do? if you got more than ten that's pretty good if you've got
more than fourteen fourteen or fifteen that's fantastic
well done anyway let us know in the comments how you did and thank you for
watching stay mellow and I'll see you next time