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The eight most confusing words in English

Following are some of the most commonly mispronounced words in English. Listen to each word while you are reading on our blog. This exercise will improve your spoken English.

For each example try to guess which option is correct: A or B? Share your comments and thoughts with us so that we can provide better recordings for you. If you need personal coaching for your English, we recommend AFFINA, a business language school.  Their website is www.affina.com.tr

      

dessertA. I love Baklava, it’s a delicious dessert.
desertB. I love Baklava, it’s a delicious desert.
 
exceptA. I except your apology.
acceptB. I accept your apology.
 
thereA. Do you know that girl over there?
theirB. Do you know that girl over their?
 
principleA. The principle was very angry with the student.
principalB. The principal was very angry with the student.
 
adviceA. I advice you not to talk back to the teacher
adviseB. I advise you not to talk back to the teacher
 
effectA. The effect of the drought in Africa is terrible.
affectB. The affect of the drought in Africa is terrible.
 
personalA. Please fill in your personal details on the application form.
personnelB. Please fill in your personnel details on the application form.
 
assureA. I assure you that all will be OK.
ensureB. I ensure you that all will be OK.