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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 71 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.
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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Using the Correct Homophone 1

Using the Correct Homophone 1

, Homophones
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Students are asked to read the sentences and choose the correct homophone to complete each sentence. There are s ...
Views 3,490 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Homophones

Homophones

Martha
» Homophones
This worksheet will help you review the most common homophones. It could be good for a G3 or G4 student. It includes a word search, matching activity, and two questions that will help you reinfoce ...
Views 2,977 Elementary
English Consonant Sounds

English Consonant Sounds

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Cut the mobile phone. Have your students stand up and ask other students for their mobile numbers. They have to use English consonant sounds to say their mobile numbers. 
Views 3,252 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons (Non-violence Day)

Song Worksheet: Demons by Imagine Dragons (Non-violence Day)

María del Mar Rioboó
This worksheet works with pronunciation and vocabulary about non-violence. It also has some general comprehension questions. Students first listen to the song, then group the words with the s ...
Views 10,607 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo

Song Worksheet: We Are the Champions by Queen Bingo

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The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student chose 3 words in ...
Views 14,447 All levels
Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)

Song Worksheet: I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 (Bingo)

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The teacher will ask students to read the words, and then, choose 9 to put into the bingo card. While listening to the song, check if it was chosen the right ones. If the student choses 3 words in ...
Views 8,534 All levels
Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

Song Worksheet: No Good in Goodbye by the Script

graziella.vannorden
This popular song has a lot of rhyme words like many other songs, but on top of that is has clever lyrics that play with similar sounds so it is very useful to practice phonetic speech and maybe p ...
Views 6,039 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Pronunciation Game - Matching Homophones

Pronunciation Game - Matching Homophones

Miriam
, Homophones
Entertaining game with matching words with different spelling but same sound. Can be used as a game or a pronunciation lesson. Plus you can create a vocabulary lesson with the new words in the lis ...
Views 20,224 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
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 ...
Views 7,437 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 ...
Views 17,517 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 ...
Views 17,308 Complete BeginnerElementary
Hard and Soft G

Hard and Soft G

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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 ...
Views 9,252 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 ...
Views 7,081 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 ...
Views 9,261 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 ...
Views 12,834 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate

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