Learn how to pronounce the words PASTE & PACED with this American English Pronunciation Lesson.
Paste means to insert or to coat with glue to fasten.
Paced means to walk back and forth typically with worry.
These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way: P-long A-S-T or /peɪst/.
When I couldn’t copy and paste, I paced around my office worried that my computer was broken.
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Hi everyone this is Jennifer with Tarle speech with your two for Tuesday. This homophone lesson is about two words with different spellings and different meanings but these words are pronounced exactly the same way.
Our words today are paste which means to insert or to coat with glue to fasten and paste which means to walk back and forth typically with worry.
So to say these words correctly we’re going to think about four sounds. We’re going to start with that p sound – super easy just open your mouth and let the air puff out.
Next move to that long a – and to do that you’re going to open your mouth wide tongue is going to be low in the front pulled up in the back and then it’s going to move a little bit in your mouth too high and flat behind your top front teeth.
Then we are going to say the s sound. Your tongue will still be high and flat and the air is going to move out of your mouth.
And then we’re going to end with that t t by touching the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth. So for these last two sounds, SsssT SSSST
The tip of my tongue is about here and then I pull it up to touch the teeth.
Let’s put it all together!
And now for a sentence:
When I couldn’t copy and paste I paced around my office worried that my computer was broken.
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