182 - Three spelling/pronunciation changes that completely change the word

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There are many English words that have similar spellings and pronunciations, and it’s common for English learners to use the wrong one. Today I’m going to teach you three examples of how small differences can change the meaning of the word completely. We're going to practice these:

  • college / collage / colleague
  • message / massage
  • course / curse

Pay close attention to make sure you’re saying and writing these words correctly!

Lesson text: https://www.espressoenglish.net/three-spelling-pronunciation-changes-that-completely-change-the-word/

As you can see, a small pronunciation mistake can result in a big change in meaning. This is why it’s important to have good pronunciation in English. Remember that excellent pronunciation isn’t something you can get overnight – it takes lots of practice and training. You can get some of that training in my Pronunciation and Shadowing Courses, which have lots of opportunities to listen and repeat. When you’re confident that your pronunciation is good, you can speak English without fear. I hope to see you inside one of my courses!

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