Embarrassing English Errors Ep10: Eat & It

In today’s episode, Embarrassing English Errors Ep10: Eat & It, you’ll learn how to pronounce the difference between the words “Eat” and “It”.

Embarrassing English Errors Ep10 – Eat & It

G’day guys. Welcome to this episode of Embarrassing English Errors.

In this episode I’m going to go over the two words “it” and “eat”. So, “it” is obviously a pronoun, “I want it”, “I can see it”, “I want to have it”. And “eat” is a verb. “To eat”, “I want to eat something”, “I need to eat”. Obviously, if you confuse these two things, so instead of saying “I want it” you accidentally said “I want eat”, it’s going to make it sound like you want to eat as opposed to you want something that you’re talking about. “I want it”, “I want eat”.

Um… so other words in English that sound like “it” or have that “ih” at the start of them:








And other words in English that have that same “ee” sound at the start of them like “eat”:











So, let’s just do these sounds back to back. The two vowel sounds 10 times.

Ee – Ih x 10

And now let’s do the words “eat” and “it” back to back 10 times.

Eat – It x 10

So, that’s it for today’s episode guys. I hope you liked it and I hope it’s helping. I hope it’s helping nail your pronunciation in English, especially these very very close sounds that are often hard to pronounce between one another, ‘cause I know what it’s like in different languages doing that. Anyway guys, that’s today’s episode. I hope it’s helped and I hope it’s making pronunciation a lot easier by following these different episodes and practicing them. I definitely recommend listening multiple times in order to keep practicing these sounds until it just becomes subconscious. It becomes natural. You don’t have to think about it. You just do it. So, just remember that if you have any other words or any other sounds in English that you are finding really difficult to pronounce differently then feel free to send me a message on Facebook or on the website. Send me a comment. Get in touch with me and I’ll do an episode on whatever it is you’re having trouble with as soon as I can. So, until next time guys, have a good one!


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