English words with very different meanings can often sound very similar. Differences in pronunciation can be very subtle!
Try these words, for example – ‘wedding’, ‘weeding’, ‘wading’ and ‘waiting’* (see below for definitions!).
Say them out loud – how do they differ? What do they mean?
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*Wedding – a ceremony in which two people get married; *Weeding – the process of removing weeds from a garden; *Wading – walking through water or another soft substance; *Waiting – the action of staying where one is until something happens