Focus on the pronunciation of except
English definition of “except”
/ɪkˈsept/ prep, conjunction
› not including; but not: It’s cool and quiet everywhere except (for) the kitchen. Everyone is here except Peter. › Except also means with this difference or in this case only: The twins look exactly alike except (that) one is slightly taller. The deserted town is silent, except when wind rustles the weeds or bangs a door.