Focus on the pronunciation of preparation
English definition of “preparation”
/ˌprep·əˈreɪ·ʃən/ n [C/U]
› the state of being ready for something that will happen, or an action taken to become ready: [U] The teacher said my preparation for the exam was inadequate. [C] By the next morning our preparations for the storm were complete. [U] A platform had been set up in preparation for the ceremony.