Learn how to pronounce the words QUARTS & QUARTZ with this American English Homophone Pronunciation Lesson. These words are homophones and are pronounced exactly the same way.


QUARTS: unit of liquid measure

QUARTZ: a hard mineral or rock crystal


These words are pronounced exactly the same way!

/kwɔrts/ or kworts.


The washed the quartz with two quarts of water.

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Hello everyone it’s Jennifer from Tarle Speech with your 2 for Tuesday homophone lesson.

Homophones are words that are pronounced exactly the same way. So these words are pronounced the same way but they have different meanings and different spellings.

So our words today are quarts which is a unit of liquid measure and quartz which is a hard mineral a rock crystal.

So to say these words correctly we’re going to start with that k sound. To do this tip of your tongue is low back of your tongue is pulled high up.

Next move to a pucker for that w.

And then we’re going to pull the lips back to say the or sound. You want to end that sound with the tip of the tongue very low in the mouth and the back of the tongue pulled high up. Yes, if you’ve been watching my videos you know you can also flip the tongue back for that er sound in that or.

Then you’re going to touch the tip of the tongue to the back of the top front teeth for the t. And then pull it down while you switch to letting the air continue out for that s.

Yes this is an s sound even though we do spell that word with a z.

Let’s put that all together
quartz quartz quartz

And now for a sentence: I washed the quartz with two quarts of water.

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