Here are this week's vocabulary trouble spots. This mini blog is for our students and, of course, for all those who are visiting...
Polish or polish – both words look the same BUT the pronunciation is the key!
- Polish (adjective) /ˈpəʊlɪʃ/ describes anything that comes from Poland.
- to polish (verb) /ˈpɒlɪʃ / - to make something smooth or shiny by rubbing it. This is also a noun, for example: the polish on this table is beautiful.
Wear and tear (noun) /weə(r)/ and /teə(r)
From our maintenance course. This describes the general damage to an object due to using it.
For example: the table is in good condition but with some wear and tear.
Cat litter (noun) /ˈlɪtə(r)/ When you have a cat living in your flat, you probably need a cat tray. Cat litter is the absorbent substance you need for the cat tray.