Monday, June 4, 2007

Confusing Words


1. House describes a particular type of building.
2. Home is the place where you live and feel that you belong to.

Compare the following:

- 'Most people in Britain live in semi-detached houses.
- We’re going to buy our daughter a doll’s house for her birthday.
- 'The Houses of Parliament in London are visited by 50,000 people each year.'
- 'I’ve enjoyed living abroad for the last six years, but it’s time for me to go back home now!'
- 'We were at home in bed when our car was stolen from outside the house.'
- 'These children need a good home and we are in a position to give them one.'

Note also the differences in meaning and use between 'house-proud', 'housework' and 'homework', 'homesick' and 'homeless'.

Study the following:

- 'I did my housework (i.e. cleaning the house) this morning and my homework (work given to me by my school to do at home) this afternoon.'
- 'People say that I’m house-proud because I spend so much time cleaning the house so that others will admire it.'
- 'She said that she was missing her home and family so much. She sounded really homesick.'
- 'I am homeless. I have no home to go to.


Anonymous said...

Ur posting very useful.
Can you upload the song " Child " ( Original version )
thank you very much :)
Have a nice day

Trang said...
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hoctrobecon said...

This entry reminds me of a saying, "Money can buy a house, but it cannot buy a home." It is very meaningful.

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

Yeah. No place is like home.

nguyenhonganhtesol said...

You like "Child" in English or Philippino?

baby said...

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