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Friday the 03rd of May, 2019
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HOMONYMS (TIRE)

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Happy Friday, everyone!

Today is the last day of our week of homonyms. We are ending with the word TIRE.

Definition 1: To become tired. 

Example 1: When children get older, they tire of their toys. 

Example 2: I will never tire of listening to my favourite song. 

Definition 2: The rubber part of a wheel of a car, bike, or other vehicle (US English). 

Example 3: My right tire needs more air. 

NOTE: In the UK, this word for the second definition is spelled with a "Y" (TYRE). 

That is all for this week. We hope you enjoyed learning these homonyms.

Have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday for more lessons.



Thursday the 02nd of May, 2019
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HOMONYMS (MEAN)

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Welcome back, everyone! I hope you enjoyed your first day of May, especially if you had the day off. Are you ready for another homonym?

Today we are looking at the word MEAN. You probably know today's second definition of the word...but what about the first definition? 

Definition 1: Average.

Example 1: The mean price of a home in our neighbourhood has risen every year for the past five years. 

Example 2: What's the mean age of a worker in your company?

Definition 2: Not nice. 

Example 3: When I was young, I thought my mother was being mean when she wouldn't let us eat ice cream every night. 

Example 4: Why are you being so mean to the customer service representative?

There are other meanings for mean, for example... to signify.

Example 5: What does that word mean? I've never seen it before.

That's it for today's lesson. Thank you for reading and have a great day!



Tuesday the 30th of April, 2019
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HOMONYMS (FAIR)

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Welcome back, everyone!

Today we are continuing our theme of Homonyms with the word FAIR. Remember: homonyms are words that have the same spelling or pronunciation but have different meanings. 

Definition 1: Equitable (equal parts). 

Example 1: I'll cut the pie and you can choose the slice. Is that fair?

Example 2: My ticket for speeding was not that expensive, surprisingly. It was a fair fine. 

Definition 2: Beautiful (often used in older English texts). 

Example 3: What a fair lady your grandmother was! 

Definition 3: Light in colour.

Example 4: She has such fair skin; she always has to wear sunscreen. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading!

Tomorrow (May 1st) is a bank holiday in Spain, so we will see you on May 2nd for another homonym.



Monday the 29th of April, 2019
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HOMONYMS (ARMS)

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Happy Monday, everyone! Did you have a nice weekend? I hope you're feeling relaxed and ready for this week. 

This week's theme is Homonyms. Homonyms are words that have the same spelling or pronunciation but have different meanings. 

Most of the words you will see this week will be familiar. However, you might not know some of the second definitions that we give for the words' other (less-common) meanings. 

We are beginning with the word ARM(S)

Definition 1: A part of the body. 

Example 1: You have very strong arms

Definition 2: Weapons.

Example 2: In the military we received arms training. 

Tomorrow we will look at another homonym. Join us then. Thanks for reading!