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What Are Homophones?
A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms. Homophones that are spelled differently are also called heterographs. The term "homophone" may also apply to units longer or shorter than words, such as phrases, letters or groups of letters that are pronounced the same as another phrase, letter or group of letters. The word derives from the Greek homo- (ὁμο-), "same", and phōnḗ (φωνή), "voice, utterance". The opposite is heterophone: similar, but not phonetically identical words. Homophones are often used to create puns and to deceive the reader (as in crossword puzzles) or to suggest multiple meanings. The last usage is common in poetry and creative literature.
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Song Worksheet: Hallelujah by Rufus Wainright

Song Worksheet: Hallelujah by Rufus Wainright

Mirna Sol Iedro
This worksheet is great to work on minimal pairs and to practise the sounds /ɔː/ /ɑː/ /ɪ / /uː/ and /əʊ/. It also includes a short matching synonym activit ...
1 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Homophones and Homonyms

Homophones and Homonyms

•, Homophones
It is prepared by one of my students and it is really funny and enjoyable. As she presents her subject through cartoons and pictures, it becomes more understandable and easy to grasp the differenc ...
4 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Pronunciation Training

Pronunciation Training

•, Homophones
Here is a list of some short and simple words with transcriptions to check the knowledge of English pronunciation rules. Ask your students to match the word and the transcription. You can use this ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementary
Hard and Soft G

Hard and Soft G

•, Homophones
The letter g can make spelling tricky. When g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard e.g. gap. When g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft e.g. gym. Write words beginning with a hard 'g' sound under t ...
4 Elementary
Hard and Soft C

Hard and Soft C

•, Homophones
When c meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard e.g. cap. When c meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft e.g. city. Students are asked to write words beginning with a hard 'c' sound under the carrot, and w ...
4 Elementary
Phonetics; Read the Joke

Phonetics; Read the Joke

• » Homophones
This is a worksheet for practicing English phonetics. It contains a joke and the students are asked to transcribe it. Put the students into pairs and give them the instructions. The first pair who ...
3 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Song Gap-Fill)

Song Worksheet: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Song Gap-Fill)

Listening activity based on a well-known Christmas carol. The students listen to the song while they fill in the gaps with the words provided in the box. After the song has been completed and ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (

Goldilocks and the Three Bears ("Ough" Pronunciation)

•, Homophones
This is a worsheet to help students with the pronunciation of words that have "ough". They also go over some past tense verbs. The reading includes the "ough" words that they learned how to pronou ...
7 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Spelling and Homophones

Spelling and Homophones

•, , Homophones
In this worksheet students practise the alphabet by spelling words to each other. They work in pairs. While doing that they musn't look at their partner's worksheet. After finishing the task they ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
American Headway Pre-Intermediate Listening Practice

American Headway Pre-Intermediate Listening Practice

Extensive listening practice for American Headway pre-intermediate level. The file provides the link where audio tracks are available for download. For each track I wrote the related questions. Ex ...
8 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Homophones Memory Game

Homophones Memory Game

• » Homophones
This memory game is great for students who studied homophones. Cut out the cards and give each group (3-4 students) a deck of cards. This worksheet contains 44 cards, so 22 sets of homophones. If ...
2 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Homophones Worksheet II

Homophones Worksheet II

• » Homophones
This is a simple and easy worksheet for teaching or revising homophones at elementary or pre-intermediate level. There is an easy activity in which students are asked to fill in the blank spa ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Homophones Domino

Homophones Domino

• » Homophones
This domino worksheet is  just another fun way to teach pronunciation in English. They can match the word with the similar sound but different meaning and also easy to use, just print, cut an ...
3 All levels
Pronunciation Warm-Up

Pronunciation Warm-Up

•Homophones,
This worksheet is used for pronunciation warm-up, for revising minimal pairs, pronunciation drills of the sounds [v] and [w],practicing of tongue-twisters. This activity is done by the students i ...
4 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Pronunciation Activity - Homophones

Pronunciation Activity - Homophones

• » Homophones
In this activity, students will see the homophones. I adapted this from an activity in the book "English Pronunciation in Use", by Mark Hancock. It can be done with elementary to pre-intermediate ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Homophones

Homophones

• » Homophones
This powerpoint gives lots of examples of homophones through exercises. Students can learn better or try to find out homophones of the words which are a bit challenging.The powerpoint seems a bit ...
3 Intermediate
Long Vowel Maze (Soccer Vowel Maze)

Long Vowel Maze (Soccer Vowel Maze)

•, Homophones
The object of the game is to get the soccer ball through all of the boxes and into the net at the end by finding a path of long vowels. The maze is started for students so that they don't get conf ...
4 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Pronunciation of Car Makes - Phonetic Transcription

Pronunciation of Car Makes - Phonetic Transcription

You can use this worksheet as a handout just to make your ss aware that car makes are pronounced differently in English. I did it as a matching exercise: you cut it into pieces and ss task was to ...
8 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
English Vowel Sounds Chart

English Vowel Sounds Chart

•, Homophones
This is a blank chart for students to fill in with example words for each vowel sound. I find it useful for regular review of vowel sounds with my students of all different levels -- we often put ...
2 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Missing Vowels: Minimal Pairs with

Missing Vowels: Minimal Pairs with "I" and "Ee" Sounds

•, Homophones
This worksheet is for practicing "ee" and short "i" sound minimal pairs. I made it for a Spanish-speaking ESL student who has difficulty distinguishing between vowel sounds -- particularly "ee" a ...
5 All levels
The Sounds [tʃ] [ʃ]

The Sounds [tʃ] [ʃ]

Pronunciation practice with digraphs. Give worksheets to the students with the words that include letters "sh" and "ch". The task is to indicate how the letters "sh" and “ch” are prono ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Minimal Pairs Game: V/B, Th/S, R/L, S/Sh

Minimal Pairs Game: V/B, Th/S, R/L, S/Sh

• » Homophones
A simple game in which students follow the lines based on what word they hear. Focusses on the difference in pronunciation between sounds that are particularly difficult for Japanese speakers to ...
4 All levels
Reading Rules- Letter O

Reading Rules- Letter O

•, Homophones
It is a set of exercises practicing reading rules of the letter "Oo". At first the brief explanation of reading rules of the letter "Oo" is given. Then six exercises are provided. The students are ...
7 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Reading Rules- Letter U

Reading Rules- Letter U

•, Homophones
It is a set of exercises practicing reading rules of the letter "Uu". At first the brief explanation of reading rules of the letter "Uu" is given. Then six exercises are provided. The students are ...
11 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
Vowel Picture Match Game - Short U & O Sounds

Vowel Picture Match Game - Short U & O Sounds

•, Homophones
This is a set of picture cards of words using the short u and o vowel sounds. You can use these picture cards in various ways to give students practice matching pictures/words with their short vo ...
3 Complete BeginnerElementary

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About Homophones Worksheets

Homophones – They’re over there in their car.

Homophones should be given special attention once students have been introduced to a broader range of vocabulary. Usually by the time students are intermediate learners they will have learned some of these commonly confused words. As in the example above “They’re over there in their car.” it does not take advanced English lessons for students to encounter homophones. Homophones are the topic of this worksheet which turns a classic game, dominos, into an ESL teaching tool. It is just one of the 63 available worksheets on this topic and an activity that students may enjoy.

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings.

They may be spelled differently such as they’re, there, and their or spelled the same such as rose which can be a noun referring to a flower or the past tense of the verb rise. Students often struggle with homophones so it is important to give them plenty of practice especially with ones that are commonly confused even by native speakers such as your and you’re.
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