Hi, guys. I want to teach you something that I think
is fucking amazing: they’re homophones. Woo-hoo. Do you know what “homophones” are? If you speak any of the Latin languages, so
Portuguese, or Italian, French, or Spanish – you probably can figure out by the name
“homo” means same; and “phones” or “phono” means sound. So, “homo” means same, and “phono” means sound. So, “homophones” are words that have the exact
same sound or the exact same pronunciation, but the spelling is different. So, in your brain it’s going to be difficult
because you’re going to say: “Oh my god, Ronnie, no, no, no, no, no. You’ve totally said this word wrong. How can you…? How can this word be the same as this word?” This is why English is so crazy, but I’m here to help you. So, the cool thing about homophones and why
I love them so much is it’s like you’re getting a special promotion with English. So, you are learning one pronunciation, but
you get two words. So, it’s two words for the price of one in
your brain, but you have to remember: Trust me when I tell you the sounds are exactly
the same. The definitions are going to be different,
but the sounds are the same. So, you get to learn one pronunciation and
two meanings. Yes! Bonus time. It’s like a super sale. Welcome to the super sale on enVid. enVid, enVid, enVid, enVid. engVid, okay? The other thing that we have a huge problem
with are these crazy things called “past participles”. Now… Oh, don’t you hate past participles? And maybe you don’t know what they are. So, “past participles” are the third thing
or the third part of a verb. So, irregular verbs usually have a simple
past and a past participle. I’ve kind of made this easy because most of
these words here… Most of these verbs here, the simple past
and the past participle – they’re the same. Oh, so cool. So, oh, you get another bonus. You’re going to learn more past participles. So, learning past participles are difficult. Why? Because there are so many of them. But if you look back on lessons on www.engvid.com,
you will see I’ve given you easy ways to remember the past participles. And this is an even easier way to actually
say them correctly because your brain and English pronunciation plays tricks on you. So, let’s start with the first one. The present tense of this verb is “win”, and
the past tense is “won”. But, hey, do you know the homophone? “Won” is exactly the same sound as the number “one”. So, we have “win”, the past participle of
“win” is “won”, and it’s pronounced like the number “one”. You are number one; not eleven. Hello, marker. Do you work? So, the past participle of “win” is the exact
same pronunciation as number “one”. So, you can say: -“I won one.” -“What? ‘I won one’? Did you repeat…?” -“No. I won one. I won one chocolate bar. I won one. I won one! Yay!” The next one is the verb “hear”, and the past
tense, we would like to say: “hear-d”, but it’s actually just “herd”. A mistake that I’ve heard a lot of people
saying is they say: “hearded”. It’s not “hearded”; it’s actually “heard”. Now, past participle: “herd”, this is how
we actually say the word. But do you know what a “herd” is? A “herd” is a group of animals. So, for example: A group of cows or a group
or horses we call a “herd”. “I heard the herd.” [Laughs] Another crazy thing about homophones
is they’re used in a lot of advertising and a lot of jokes. Now, are the jokes funny? That’s up to you. But “herd” is a group of cattle; cows or horses. The next one is the past tense of the word “teach”. So, in the present tense we say: “I teach”,
and in the past tense, if you go back, we say: “taught”. But if you look at this, it looks like: “ta-u-g-h-t”. “I tau-g-h-t you yesterday.” Hey, let’s make this easy. We’re actually just going to say it like:
“tot”. The past participle of “teach” is the pronunciation:
“tot; t-o-t”. That’s easier. Do you know what a “tot” is? A “tot” is slang or informal for a child. So, a little child, maybe two or three years
old, we call a “tot”. It might have come from “toddler”. “Toddler” is a child who’s about two or three years old. But to make it even shorter, a “tot” is a
young child. So, you’ll see this a lot in advertising for
children. So: “I taught a tot.” Oh, you see how funny these are now? No? I think they’re funny. This word. Now, this is an unusual verb; we do not use this a lot. This present tense is “breed” or the base
of the word is “breed”, and the past tense is “bred”. “Breed” means to produce animals to sell. So, let’s say that I have a boy dog and a
girl dog, and I want the boy dog and the girl dog to have puppies so I can make money and
sell the puppies. Or I have two horses, two cows. Play some nice music, get some red wine going,
and magically the animals-dunh-dunh-dunh-will produce babies. Then I will sell the babies and make money. This is terrible, what we do. Humans. So, “to breed” and the past tense: “bred”
means to produce animals and sell to people. But this pronunciation is exactly like the
thing that we eat with sandwiches. So, this word is: “breed”, “bred”, and “bread”. Do you like bread? Bread’s delicious. So, bread, as you know… Oh, that doesn’t look like bread. That’s a piece of bread. It’s something that we eat. Oh, this is a nice baguette. Delicious. So, we breed or we bred dogs. I don’t have a funny joke for “bred” and “bread”. Fail. I’m not a comedian. The next one is the verb: “send”. The past tense is “sent”, and also the past
participle is “sent”. So, all of these verbs up to here, the simple
past and the past participle are the same. Woo-hoo. So you’re learning simple past, and the past participle, and homophones. Special deluxe offer for you. But be careful when you guys say this word
because sometimes you do not say the ending strong enough, so you want to say: “sent”,
but you say: “sen”. So, I don’t know: “Did you say ‘send’ or ‘sent’?” So, please make sure you hit the end of the word. So, “sent” as a past participle is the exact
same pronunciation as this word. This looks like: “shent”, but it’s not actually
“shent”; it’s actually “scent”. “Scent” means the smell of something. This is another super bonus. Do you know another word, another homophone
for the word “scent”? So, “sent” in the past tense, “scent” meaning
smell, and there’s another one. It has to do with money. By the way, if you’d like to donate money
to www.engvid.com, please feel free. I will take your dollars and your “cents”. So, “cent” is the symbol like this and it
has to do with coins or money. We usually use in the plural; we usually say:
“25 cents”. But a long time ago we had one cent; it was
called a penny. So, we don’t use this a lot. We usually use “cents”, but bonus. So, we have: “sent”, “scent” like smell, and
then “cent” is money. Dollars are better, always. The verb: “to be”. Oh, don’t you hate this verb? Now, this is an exception to these rules because
“be” in the past, in the simple past is “was” or “were”, and in the past participle it’s “been”. Delicious. Do you like “beans”? So, this word is “been” and this word is also “bean”. “Bean” maybe you know already is a kind of food. So, we’ve got black beans, yellow beans, green beans, red beans. All the colours of the rainbow, we have beans. So, we have the past participle is “been”
and the food, the delicious food is also “bean”. Yay. Aren’t homophones fun? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Yes, they are, Ronnie. Homophones are amazingly fun. We’re almost there. This is a crazy word, too. So: “tot” and this word kind of will help
you with the same pattern. So: “catch”: “I catch something”; past tense:
“I caught something”; and also the past participle looks like “cau-g-h-t”. So, maybe before you said: “I ca-u-g-h-t-ed
the ball. Ya-!” Oh, it’s not ‘cau-h-g-t-ed’ at all. It’s simply: “cot”. So, if you look at this word: “a-u-g-h-t”
and “a-u-g-h-t”, it’s simply just “o-t” when we pronounce it. Now, my theory is that our language was made
a long time ago, this is from very old English, and I think they drank a lot of beer. So, I think that maybe they were joking with
us, and they said: “[Laughs]. Let’s make this really hard. Let’s put in a lot of extra words and extra,
extra, extra letters. [Laughs]. It’s such a good joke.” Except not for you that try to learn this
crazy language. So, maybe if you have a time machine, you
can travel back in time, make sure the people are sober when they’re writing down this language,
and maybe it’ll help you. But I don’t think you have a time machine. If you do, contact me; I’ll go on a trip. And the pronunciation of this word is: “cot”. Now, do you know what the noun of “cot” is? Do you know what a “cot” is? No. Okay. “Cot” is a foddable-… foldable bed. So, let’s say that you are going to a hotel
and you have a child and you only have two beds, you can get… you can ask the person
in the hotel for a cot. So, a “cot” is basically a foldable bed, but
it folds in like this, and I can’t do that with my hands. That’s weird. So, you can sleep on a cot. I don’t really know how comfortable they are,
but if you drink enough beer, everything’s comfortable, and you can pronounce English. Haha. The last one. Again, this is an exception to our easy simple
past and past participle rule. The verb “grow” in the simple past is “grew”,
but in the past participle is: “grown”. And this is how we would pronounce this word:
“groan”; “ahh” is the sound. “Ahh”. Now, I’m not too sure how to write “ahh”,
so let’s try. “Ahh”. Good. So, “groan” is a noise that we make when we
are doing something very difficult, like at the gym, some people: “Ahh”, groan. Sometimes we groan because we are in pain
or pleasure maybe; a little groan you might hear. So: “groan” and “grown” – these are homophones. So, let’s go through them one more time. This word is “groan”, so is this word. This word is “cot”, “caught”; “bean”, “been”. Bonus: “cent”, “scent”, “sent”. Delicious “bread”, “bred”; “tot”, “taught”;
“herd”, “heard”; “one”, “won”. I won one. I want you to win one, too. Win the lottery and donate all your money
to me. I’ll see you later.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. I just love your way that how to teach English us and speak! I can't stop to watch your videos even though things I knew it already. Thank you for everything, Ronnie!! You are the best teacher ever!

  2. Ronnie, Nice to meet. I am Brazilian, but I have been living in Toronto since last January. Do you live in Toronto too? I guess I saw you riding a bike on Sunday. I love your videos.. You are an amazing teacher. Silvia

  3. Just another homophone for been – bean – bin (like recycle bin), although have a faster i: sound.

  4. I had a problem with a homophone once. One day, chatting to my hubby who is an English native speaker I wrote that I used to work close to a "fare" and started to describe how it was. He asked what I meant by "fare", and I insisted: a fare!. Well, obviously I was talking about a fair (market), but somehow my brain tricked me and I wrote the homophone instead. I don't know if that kind of thing is common to non-native speakers.

  5. Your way of teaching and your face's expressions make lessons funny, you are one of the best teacher that i have watched on youtube in addition to i have to admit that you have unique method of teaching

  6. Hello marker…🤣🤣🤣🤣she is vry funnyyyy…it make me laugh😂😂😂😂😂

  7. اللي بده اعمل ترجمة للفيديوهات يعملي لايك ويتشرك بقناتي شجعوني 👌👌👌

  8. First time , I’m just found out about your English classes., I love it 😍 and gracias from Hermosillo Sonora Mexico 🇲🇽

  9. I recently found this channel and I'm in love with yout teaching style! I started studying English at the beginning of this year with the ambition to become a teacher and you're such an inspiring person!

  10. 'can u plz check this sentence are correct or not1.its has been 4 year to us eating here in this restraunt,2.i dont want to eat by the hand of the person who make non-vegetarian food

  11. hi Ronnie, can i get you as my Teacher in English Online? I really need your help. hope you can.

  12. Are you doing British English Usually or American English:)?and I guess their grammar are totally different :((( Thank you 🙂

  13. I love u soooo much your super active and iam never bored listing to you i feel so alive😊😊😉 iam all mooost like you when i teach but u are especial💙💙

  14. Amazing channel with an amazing teacher, thank you Ronnie for your valuable content, you've inspired me a lot and you have given me a good push to start my YouTube channel and help my students with my English lessons… Good luck