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  • Hello, everyone. My name is Fiona.

  • Today we're going to be looking at two words. These two words.

  • They look the same and they almost sound the same,

  • but they're different.

  • Keep watching to find out what the difference is

  • and to help improve your English pronunciation and English listening skills.

  • Let's get started.

  • First I'll say the sentence quickly.

  • Really listen.

  • 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it.'

  • Now again, but slower.

  • 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it.'

  • Okay let's see the sentence.

  • 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it.'

  • What words go in these two gaps? Any ideas?

  • Well the answer is - 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it.'

  • You can see that they look the same, but they mean different things.

  • Now, let's have a look at our two words. We have 'close' and 'close'.

  • They are spelled in the same way,

  • but they have different meanings and different pronunciation.

  • It's what we call a heteronym.

  • Now what's a heteronym? Two words.

  • Same spelling. Different meaning. Different pronunciation.

  • Okay let's start with the meaning and pronunciation of our first word -

  • 'close'

  • 'close' is an adjective. It means that something is near to me.

  • I have two sentences to help show this. The first one,

  • 'You're standing too close to me.'

  • The person is too near.

  • They're taking up my room - my space. It's a physical distance.

  • You're too close to me.

  • The second sentence isn't a physical distance,

  • but an emotional one.

  • 'My mother and I are very close.'

  • My mother isn't here right now.

  • We're not physically close, we're emotionally close.

  • We have a very good relationship.

  • Okay let's practice pronunciation.

  • The word is 'close'.

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'close'

  • Now let's look at the meaning and pronunciation of our second word.

  • 'close'

  • 'close' is a verb. An action word.

  • It means to shut. The opposite is to open.

  • I have two sentences to show you this.

  • First one,

  • 'Please close the window. I'm cold.'

  • I'm asking you to shut the window.

  • Sentence number two -

  • 'I close my eyes before I sleep.'

  • 'I close my eyes before I sleep.'

  • Now let's have a look at pronunciation.

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'close'

  • Now let's have a look at our main sentence.

  • 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it.'

  • We've looked at 'close' and 'close',

  • but let's not forget 'I'm' and 'I'll'.

  • I'm close - I'm near to the door so I'll close it. I'll shut it.

  • I will do it.

  • Okay let's practice.

  • I'm gonna say it slowly to start and then we'll speed up.

  • 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it'

  • 'I'm close to the door so I'll close it'

  • Well done.

  • Great job guys.

  • You got some awesome English listening and English pronunciation practice in today.

  • If you want to leave a comment to let me know what you thought of this video,

  • leave them down below.

  • And, as always, I'm really really thankful for my student's support.

  • I'll see you in the next video.

Hello, everyone. My name is Fiona.

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