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Pronúncia: palavras que causam confusão Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Pronúncia

Há várias palavras em inglês que são da mesma familia mas que têm pronúncias diferentes e isso muitas vezes acaba atrapalhando a nossa pronúncia.

A teacher Melanie, mais uma vez, traz seus ótimos vídeos e você pode acompanhar a lista de palavras usadas no vídeo abaixo.

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student [estudante] – study [estudar]
The young student begins school at 9 am.
A student must study hard to do well in school.

create [criar] – creature [criatura]
She creates beautiful works of art with everyday objects.
The zoo is full of strange and interesting creatures.

treat [tratar] – threat [ameaça]
It was a real treat to eat chocolate cake on my birthday.
He received death threats after his address and phone number were published in the newspaper.

please [agradar, por favor] – pleasant [agradável]
Please be pleasant to our new neighbors.

dream [sonhar] = dreamed – dreamt
I had a dream last night! I dreamt I could fly!

say – says
I say ‘apartment’, but my friend is from England so he says ‘flat’.

politics [a política] – political [político – adj.] – politician [um político]
She was unhappy with the way her town was being run, so she got involved in local politics.
She became a dedicated political activist.
As a politician, she made a difference in her town.

photograph [fotografia, foto], photography [fotografia] – photograph [fotografia]
Their wedding photographs turned out great!
He studied photography at university.
She’s a very talented photographer.

economy [economia] – economic [econômico]
The Canadian economy has remained strong.
The recent economic crisis affected people around the world.

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


  1. magda:

    Good lesson.