PRACTICE / PRACTISE


PRACTISE_PRACTICEPRACTICE and PRACTISE have a slightly different spelling but the same pronunciation. So what’s the difference, you might ask? Take a look at these two sentences:

  1. One of my students needs more speaking PRACTICE
  2. One of my students needs to PRACTISE their speaking more

In the first sentence, PRACTICE (with an ICE) is a noun; in the second, PRACTISE (with an ISE) is a verb.

There are similar pairs of words, such as LICENCE / LICENSE (same pronunciation) and ADVICE / ADVISE (careful, the pronunciation is different!)

Listen to the difference:

 

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