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Heteronyms

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    Let's practice reading some heteronyms.
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  • I READ one book every day.
    sounds like "reed" (long e)
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  • I READ two books yesterday.
    sounds like "red" (short e)
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  • A long time ago, people listened to music on RECORDS.
    sounds like "RE-cords" (stress on the first syllable)
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  • A singer RECORDS songs in a studio.
    sounds like "re-CORDS"  (stress on the second syllable)
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  • I LIVE in Hanoi.
    sounds like "live" (short i)
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  • Look at the TV! It's happening right now. It's LIVE!
    sounds like "liive" (long i)
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  • I'm first in line. I LEAD the class.
    sounds like "leed" (long e)
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  • I need some more LEAD for my pencil.
    sounds like "led" (short e)
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  • The DOVE is one of the most beautiful birds!
    sounds like "duv" (short u sound)
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  • I DOVE into the pool.
    sounds like "doov" (long o sound)
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  • It's noisy outside. Please CLOSE the door.
    sounds like "clooz" (z sound at the end)
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  • The score was 2-1. That was a CLOSE game!
    sounds like "cloos" (s sound at the end)
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  • Be careful! Don't rip or TEAR the paper.
    sounds like "tare" (long a sound)
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  • I'm crying! A TEAR is rolling down my cheek.
    sounds like "teer" (long e sound)
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  • It's time for your speech. Please stand up and ADDRESS the class.
    sounds like "ad-DRESS" (stress on the second syllable)
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  • I want to send you something. What's your ADDRESS?
    sounds like "AD-dress" (stress on the first syllable)
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  • What a storm! There is so much rain and WIND.
    sounds like "wind" (short i)
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  • Please WIND up the cord and put the computer away.
    sounds like "wiind" (long i)
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  • You got 100% on the test! PERFECT!
    sounds like "PER-fect" (stress on the first syllable)
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  • If you keep working hard, you will PERFECT your grammar skills.
    sounds like "per-FECT" (stress on the second syllable)
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