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Business English pronunciation lesson 3

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hh6zzlFImaU

 

In this video I practise some pronunciation and introduce the Myers Briggs personality profiling tool.

 

Notes

Homonyms

Homophones

Homographs

multiple meaning words

Words that sound alike

Same spelling,
different pronunciation,
different meanings

 the spruce tree…
to spruce up…
 addition for math
edition of a book
 desert = abandon
desert = area of land
 suit yourself…
wore a suit
 I want to go
I like it too
One plus one is two
 bass = fish
bass = instrument
 weigh on the scale
scale the wall…
 capitol building
state capital
 close = nearby
close = to shut
 the price is fair
go to the fair…
 pick a flower
bake with flour
 bow = to bend down
bow = ribbon

 

Scale                SKAY-all

Flower             FLOW-ur

Desert              (dry) DEH-zurt           (tasty) du-ZURT

Abandon         uh-BAN-dun

Close               clohsss (near)               cloze (the door)

You need to get close to the door to close it.

Bass                 bahss (fish)                  base (instrument)

Bow                bow (down)                 b-oh (ribbon)

Wind               win-d (weather)           w-eye-nd (clockwork)

Wind: I need to wind the alarm clock so I can fly my kite in the early morning gusty wind.

Record                        ri-KORD (a programme)         (world) REH-kord

Record: Please record the program when they try to beat the world record for nerdiness.

Excuse             eck-SKYOUZ (me)      eck-SKYOUSS (for homework)

Excuse: Please excuse this poor excuse for art.

Beer                 beeer

Bear                 b-eh-r

G                     jee

J                       jay

 

Special             SPEH-shool

Especially        uh-SPEH-shu-lee

Speciality        speh-shee-AH-lu-tee

Specialisation  speh-shu-lie-ZAY-shun

Preference       PREH-fu-runss

Preferences      PREH-fu-run-siz

Primarily          PRY-meh-ru-lee

World              wuhld

Extraversion    ECK-stru-vur-shun

Introversion     IN-tru-vur-shun

Denoted          du-NO-tid

Thing               thing

Things             thingz

Intuition          in-choo-IH-shun

Analytic          ah-nah-LIH-tik

Detached         du-TACHD

Conscientious  kon-shee-EN-shuss

Independent    in-du-PEN-dunt


The four Myers Briggs preferences in more detail
Where, primarily, do you prefer to direct your energy?
If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with people, things, situations, or “the outer world”, then your preference is for Extroversion.
If you prefer to direct your energy to deal with ideas, information, explanations or beliefs, or “the inner world”, then your preference is for Introversion.
How do you prefer to process information?
If you prefer to deal with facts, what you know, to have clarity, or to describe what you see, then your preference is for Sensing.
If you prefer to deal with ideas, look into the unknown, to generate new possibilities or to anticipate what isn’t obvious, then your preference is for Intuition.
How do you prefer to make decisions?
If you prefer to decide on the basis of objective logic, using an analytic and detached approach, then your preference is for Thinking.
If you prefer to decide using values and/or personal beliefs, on the basis of what you believe is important or what you or others care about, then your preference is for Feeling.
How do you prefer to organise your life?
If you prefer your life to be planned, stable and organised then your preference is for Judging (not to be confused with ‘Judgmental’, which is quite different).
If you prefer to go with the flow, to maintain flexibility and respond to things as they arise, then your preference is for Perception.

 

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