Hello everyone. I’m your host ELITE and my mission
is to help you speak English fast and fluently.
Today, I would like to share with you,
3 commonly confusing words in the English language.
All three of them are pronounced the same and
the spelling differences don’t always help
people from mixing them up. Words in English that
sound the same, but have different meanings and
spellings are called homophones.
There are many homophones in the English language,
but today I am going to focus on these three
(There, They’re, Their) don’t get confused!
I know they can cause a lot of problems if you
don’t understand them. I will try to cover some
other common homophones in the near future.
let’s listen to the first one “There” basically
means at that place or the opposite of here.
For example: I left the keys over there.
The second one is “They’re” which is a
contraction for “they are”.
For example: They’re going to get some coffee.
Good news, in English using contractions is
optional, so feel free to just say “they are”
instead of “they’re”.
And the last one is “Their” means that
something belongs to them.
For example: They left their car at the airport.
Now, I will tell a small part of the story
followed by a pause, this pause is time for
you to answer out loud.
Are you ready?
let’s listen to the first part of this story.
Last winter, my family decided to have a
week-long family reunion, so I suggested
that they all leave their cold weather
behind and come to Puerto Rico.
listen to this question:
-Is Puerto Rico cold?
No, it was winter in his family’s city not
Listen to the rest!
I told everyone that they’re all welcome
to stay at my home, but my parents decided
to stay at a hotel. When my parents arrived,
I picked them up at the airport and put their
luggage in the trunk. Then, I brought them to
Listen to the question!
-Did his parents decide to stay at his house?
No, they decided to stay at a hotel. That’s why
he picked them up and brought them there.
I hope you didn’t get confused. You probably need
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