Pronouncing verbs and nouns (Easy)
Vocabulary points to take away:
a decrease (noun): amount by which something becomes smaller in size or number
The rise in tuition fees has led to a DEcrease in the number of students applying to our
to decrease (verb): make the amount or number of something smaller
We hope that by introducing trams, we can deCREASE the level of pollution in the city
an increase (noun): amount by which something becomes bigger in size or number
There has been a big INcrease in the number of young unemployed people in many
European countries in the last few years
increase (verb): make the amount or number of something bigger
After putting the rice in the water, inCREASE the temperature until the water starts to boil.
an invite (noun): invitation, written or spoken, to go somewhere
I’m sorry I can’t come for a drink with you tomorrow night, but thanks for the INvite
invite (verb): ask someone to go somewhere
How many people did you inVITE for dinner? We’ve only got six chairs!
a present (noun): something you give to someone on a special occasion like a birthday or
My best PREsent was my new mobile. I couldn’t believe it when I unwrapped it!
present (verb): show, give or introduce
The Queen is going to preSENT the medals to the winners.
a record (noun): the best ever done, often in sport; music or song you can buy on a CD
The Guinness Book of Records has some fascinating REcords, like how far a dog can ride a
record (verb): store sounds, music or information so they can be used later
A good way to practise speaking English is to reCORD your voice on your phone and listen
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