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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
The __________ in the __________ throne room was thick.

They had to __________ the __________ before the ceremony began.

He __________ when he noticed his first __________ spot.

My uncle __________ sheep and made delicious __________.

His cousin __________ him a new __________ that only cost a __________.

I don't care if you __________, you miserable __________!

I'm going to __________ my watch later. Right now, I'm busy by the __________.

Your __________ reason for being here is to cleanse your __________.

The contents of this __________ are __________.

You sound like a __________! Your voice is __________!


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98 Comments on “Advanced English Homophones – different words that sound the same!”


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mr.Alex the best teacher in the world! Thanks a lot!

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    You’re too kind! Thanks for watching and studying with EngVid!

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Thanks!

Thursday, December 7th 2017

Thanks for clicking, everyone! Let me know if you have any questions or comments. And don’t worry, I promise I’ll get a haircut before next year. Maybe.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

Very useful words to learn. Thanks Alex, I really appreciate that.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    You’re welcome! Thanks for watching.

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Thanks a lot mr. Alex! I love your videos. You’re one of the ingenious teachers on engvid. (thumb up)

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Thanks for the kind feedback, Shyngys!

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thank very much for this lesson Alex!
It´s very useful for example to watch TV!

I’m impressed myself, that I can US TV news understand more and more!
So no wonder; we have here very good teachers at “engvid.com” :-)

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    That’s awesome! I’m glad our lessons have helped you.

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Good job sir
Thank you

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    My pleasure. Thanks for watching.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Very useful, thank you Alex ! You sing well, this song reminds me when I was much younger …

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Haha. Same here. I’ll add some Janet Jackson next time to complete the nostalgia. :)

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

can not get clear video

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Hmm, I’m not sure what the problem could be. :-/ It seems to be okay for most people.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hi Alex. I got 10 correct out of 10 on the quiz. Thanks again!

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    You always kill the quizzes. Nice job!

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Alex, you are my soul reason for living!I wish you were my uncle ,thank you very much!!

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    LOL. That’s kind of amazing, but I hope you have more reasons for living than me!

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Yes, the sense of humour of Alex is insuperable.
I really like the way he teaches English and his jokes XD
Thanks for this great lesson Sir ;)

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Any time! Thanks for always coming back and leaving a comment!

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Thank you, your lesson was really helpful for me. I wish you the best

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Thanks! I’m really glad you liked it.

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Very good exercise. Thank you, teacher.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    You’re quite welcome! I’m glad you liked it.

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Hi Alex. Just a small remark. A spoiler alert after the spoiler is like musztarda po obiedzie. My respects.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Z kielbasa bym jeszcze zjiadl, nawet po obiedzie!

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Difficult and I was confused. But I got 10/10! Unbelievable :D Thank you, Alex :)

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    You’re welcome! I’m glad you liked it!

    Thursday, December 7th 2017

Very good Alex! By the way I was born and bred in Rio. And last but not the least, you are a very good singer I think, really. Bye, bye for now!

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Haha. Thanks, John. Maybe I’d be good in a karaoke bar, but definitely not on a proper stage.

    Friday, December 8th 2017

Thanks a lot, Alex.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    You’re welcome! Thanks for watching.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Its my first time here, I found same words hard, but I understand very well. I did 8 answer correct to 10 questions.
Thanks Alex.

Thursday, December 7th 2017

    Nice work! It becomes easier the more you do it.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

I am so happy that have found your website.. it is so useful..

Friday, December 8th 2017

    Welcome to EngVid, Abten! I’m glad you find it useful. Good luck with your studies. :) We have around 1,000 videos to choose from now.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

there are great words to confuse us. we have also in our language, that is a great way to memorize confusing words. thanks a lot.

Friday, December 8th 2017

    You’re welcome! I’m glad you found it useful and that you’ve increased your vocabulary with this lesson.

    Friday, December 8th 2017

It’s a very useful lesson, thanks teacher…..!!

Friday, December 8th 2017

    You’re welcome! Thanks for checking out the video!

    Friday, December 8th 2017

Thanks for you explanation, it is very useful

Friday, December 8th 2017

    You’re very welcome, Magda! Thanks a lot for studying with EngVid.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thanks dear teacher, i was really looking for like this video.
i’m trying to increase my vocabulary!

Friday, December 8th 2017

    That’s always a good thing! I’m glad this video was able to help you.

    Friday, December 8th 2017

I have 10/10, thank Alex and by the way you had sung very well, hope see more your video lesson, it’s very useful

Friday, December 8th 2017

    Haha. Thanks! I might make a singing video in the future.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

I got 09/10. Excellent quiz . Alex can you elaborate more about the meaning of the word synch?

Saturday, December 9th 2017

    Sure. The full form is “synchronize,” which means to cause/make something work at the same time. In the summer olympics, one of the events is called “synchronized swimming.” Several swimmers do a performance where everyone is doing the exact same thing at the same time. They are “in synch” with one another. You can also sync your phone with your car if you have Bluetooth, for example.

    I hope this helps!

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

      Ah! I see, i got it . ☺ Thanks alex.

      Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thank you Alex!

Saturday, December 9th 2017

    You’re welcome! Thanks for checking out the video, JJJR. :)

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hi Alex!

Then, the third part of this content about homophones.

Great explanation. You make it easy and fun, so I need to say thank you for help us with English lessons.

Saturday, December 9th 2017

    Any time, Isaias. Thanks for studying with EngVid, and I hope you’re improving your language skills day by day.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thanks very much! Amazing video! I understood everything beside your last phrase, “ I hate/ have …”. Could you tell me what you said? My perfectionism doesn’t afford me to sleep quietly.

Sunday, December 10th 2017

    “I hate Disney.” :)

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Thank you Alex for this great lesson, thanks to you I am more comfortable with this materiel. I got 10 out of 10. The quiz makes me learn a new verb “cleanse”. I suppose there is a different meaning between “clean” and “cleanse”. I’ll very happy if you explain the meaning of these two words. I am looking forward to watching your new videos. Best regards. Marie-Claude

Sunday, December 10th 2017

    Salut Marie-Claude. :)

    “Cleanse” is a verb while “clean” can be a verb or an adjective. Here’s a quick copy/paste from a google search…

    “The verbs clean and cleanse both mean “to make (something or someone) clean.” Cleanse usually refers to making the body or part of the body clean. (Cleansing the skin. “This herb is believed to cleanse the body of toxins.”)”

    You can also be dramatic and talk about cleansing your soul or your spirit.

    I hope this helps!

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hey Alex. I got 10 out of 10. Nice Lesson. By the way, I like your examples with movies (I love the Lord of the rings). I can tell you have a good taste in music too (Radiohead, Metallica, Pearl Jam) You also mentioned my beloved city “Bogota” (I am from Bogota). When you said “ammonia” you were trying to say “pneumonia” right? Thanks for your the lesson :) :)

Sunday, December 10th 2017

    You got it. I might have mispronounced it. :) Thanks for the feedback! I don’t listen to as much Radiohead, Metallica, or Pearl Jam these days, but they were important bands in my life at one point. These days, I’m more into epic instrumental stuff. Check out “2 Steps from Hell” on YouTube to get an idea of what I mean.

    Wednesday, December 13th 2017

thanks Alex. i got 10 out of 10,i wanna ask u :
what about rich , reach , wretch ,retch

Monday, December 11th 2017

    Hi Yasser. “Rich” and “reach” are pronounced differently. “Rich” has a short “I” sound that is also in words like him, it, difficult, and this. On the other hand, “reach” has a long “E” sound, the same as words like see or be. (Reeeeeeech)

    Wretch and retch are covered in the video and have the same pronunciation.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hi Alex,

Thanks for a great lesson. I have a doubt about sink and Sync. Is the verb “think” also a homophone?

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

    Hi Fatima, “think” is not a homophone of “sink” and “synch” because it has a different first sound.

    Tuesday, December 12th 2017

Hi Hossein,

A cover letter is usually something you write when you’re applying for a job. You simply express your interest (“I am writing to express my interest in joining X University’s PhD program in X subject”) and then list three or four personal qualities that make you a good fit for that job/program. This is paragraph one. In paragraph two, just write about your achievements and give specific examples of research you’ve done and/or are interested. These examples should give proof of the qualities you mentioned in paragraph one. Then finish everything in the third paragraph by restating your interest in a different way and why you’re a good candidate for that job/program. I’m not sure how long your school expects the cover letter to be.

I’ve never written a motivation letter. I had to write a Personal Statement for my masters degree, but that was basically a long cover letter, so I’m not sure if it’s basically the same thing.

Is your potential program asking for all three letters, or just one?

Tuesday, December 12th 2017

    Thanks for your replying, No, it depends on the universities, e.g., some of them need “Personal Statement” with “Cover letter”, some others want “Personal Statement” with “Motivation letter”, and finally some others demand just one of them. Anyway, I want to know all of them and the difference between them.
    As you remember my previous comment, I asked you “Could you introduce me the standard template of them?” But you did not answer it, So I remind you again.

    Thursday, December 14th 2017

hi alex.
is it common to say “eat my heat off”
i mean is it a weird idiom or common one?
thank you in advance

Friday, December 15th 2017

    Hi Merad, I’ve never heard of this idiom. The closest thing that kind of sounds like it is “bite someone’s head off.”

    If you tell him he made a mistake, he’s going to bite your head off!

    Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Dang it!
I Missed one! Well…the only I can do is keep studying.

Tuesday, December 19th 2017

    That’s okay. 9/10 is still great. “The only thing I can do is keep studying.” You have the right attitude!

    Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Thank you teacher Alex for the nice and cool explnation about homophones.Not bad i got 9 out of 10.Im just little bit confused in sink and synch.

Tuesday, December 19th 2017

    It’s a tough one, but I’m sure you’ll get it the more you see the words in other contexts!

    Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Hi Alex!
How do you distinguish sounds of these words?:
sow sowed sown; sew sewed sewn; saw sawed sawn; see saw seen.
Thank you for lessons. I suppose, there is another Disney, a bad guy who makes you suffer ;).

Tuesday, December 19th 2017

Thanks a lot, Alex

Wednesday, December 20th 2017

    My pleasure! Thanks for studying with me, Rozenn!

    Wednesday, December 27th 2017

very interestant your cours thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, December 21st 2017

    “Your course is very interesting! Thanks a lot!” :)

    You’re welcome! Thanks for studying with me.

    Wednesday, December 27th 2017

“Keynes had an idea that throwing money at recessions through aggressive deficit spending would resuscitate flatlined economics.”

In this sentence, ‘throwing’ is participal or gerund and how do i convert it into clause.Can you esplain its sentence structure.

Monday, December 25th 2017

10/10, thanks Alex.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

    Nice job! Thanks for studying with me and with EngVid, Pashel!

    Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Hi Alex, thank you very much, you’re great

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Greetings, Alex you are a great teacher. You have turned into a funnier person while making your videos. That is nice.

Wednesday, December 27th 2017

It is the first lesson I heard it
you are very amazing

Sunday, December 31st 2017

Alex, No6, you could also add “HOSE”. my 2cents.

Monday, January 1st 2018

Really interesting class thanks

Sunday, January 7th 2018

Great job Alex!!! Thank you very much. You are the best. :)

Monday, January 8th 2018

could you explain what is the difference between iHAVE AND I AM HAVING?

Sunday, February 11th 2018

Amazing work Alex thank you

Monday, February 12th 2018

All I wanna say is thank you for all these materials! I’ve learned a lot through this! Keep making theses excellents class!

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

You are Great!

Tuesday, February 13th 2018

Thank you Mr.Alex! They really help me learn more.

Tuesday, March 6th 2018

Homophones series is an amazing and creative one, thanks a lot Alex

Friday, April 13th 2018

I got 10\10 amazing all the best for you my dear teacher

Friday, April 13th 2018

Thanks Alex!

Sunday, April 29th 2018

Thank you sir

Monday, May 14th 2018

You’re the best👍🏻

Thursday, July 19th 2018
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