Focus on the pronunciation of stage
English definition of “stage”
/steɪdʒ/ n [C] (PART)
› a part of an activity, or a period of development: The software is in the early stages of development. At that stage of my life, I was married but didn’t have any children. in stages › If you do something in stages, you divide the activity into parts and complete each part separately: We’re repairing the house in stages – first the roof and chimney, then the windows.