3.en.6 confusable words

Check the pronunciation of these two words that can be easily confused.

breath

/brɛθ/

–noun

1. the air inhaled and exhaled in respiration.
2. respiration, esp. as necessary to life.
3. life; vitality.4.
the ability to breathe easily and normally: She stopped to regain her breath.
5. time to breathe; pause or respite: Give him a little breath.
6.

a single inhalation or respiration: He took a deep breath.
7. the brief time required for a single respiration;

a moment or instant: They gave it to her and
took it away all in a breath.
8.

a light current of air.
Look at this video and listen to the swimmer explanation on how to hold your breath.

Now have a look at the verb
/brið/ 
verb, breathed/briðd/  breath·ing.
–verb (used without object)

to take air, oxygen, etc., into the lungs and expel it; inhaleand exhale; respire.
–verb (used with object)

to inhale and exhale in respiration.
as you can hear in the background of this you tube video

Or maybe breathe as you can hear in the old Pink Floyd song.
Breath in the air
It is easier to learn new words if we associate them with our own experiences, with musicwith images or with things that are relevant to us.
Did you find the videos helpful to memorise the words and their pronunciation?

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