Do you get confused by similar English words?
Some English words can sound or look the same but have different meanings.
But don't worry, I'm going to help you with some of them.
Here are 6 pairs of words that are typically a problem for students:
Lose (verb - opposite of win) Say it like LOOZ
I hope England don't lose this match!
Loose (adjective - opposite of tight)
My watch is too big. It is very loose on my wrist.
Meat (noun - food from animals)
My favourite meat is chicken
I am going to meet Michael tomorrow for coffee
Do you like that red car over there?
Read (verb - past tense)
I have read all of the Harry Potter books.
Advise (verb - to give formal help or information to somebody) Make the S into a Z sound
I advise you to stop smoking. It's not good for your health!
Advice (noun - the information) The C is an S sound.
My advice from the doctor is to stop smoking.
Ate (verb - past tense of EAT)
I ate all of the cakes yesterday.
Eight (The number 8)
Give me eight more cakes!
Flour (noun - white powder used to make bread or cakes)
I need to buy some flour to bake these cakes with.
That flower smells nice! Is it a rose?
Can you think of any more words that sound the same? Or do you have any words that you have a problem with?