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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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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 47 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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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 ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper 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 ...
1 Intermediate Upper 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 ...
1 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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 ...
1 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 ...
2 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 ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-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 ...
8 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-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 ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Reading Rules. Letters I and Y

Reading Rules. Letters I and Y

• » Homophones
It is a set of exercises practicing reading rules of the letters "Ii" and "Yy". At first the brief explanation of reading rules of the letters "Ii" and "Yy" is given. Then six exercises are provid ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Minimal Pairs - Vowels

Minimal Pairs - Vowels

• » Homophones
Minimal pairs. Pronunciation. Pictures of minimal pairs focused on some vowels and consonants: heat - hat, hill - heel, ship - sheep, heap - hip, pen - pin, eel - ill, cat - cut, toy - tie, hat - ...
4 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Reading Rules 'Ee'

Reading Rules 'Ee'

• » Homophones
It is a set of exercises practicing reading rules of the letter "Ee". At first the brief explanation of reading rules of the letter "Ee" is given. Then six exercises are provided. The students are ...
10 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Shape Your Sounds 4

Shape Your Sounds 4

•, Homophones
Through this sheet ss practise the vowels in first. It is a great way of making children aware of sounds and it is also good for them to keep a track of the different sounds in their notebooks. It ...
3 Complete Beginner Elementary
Song Worksheet: Dancing Queen

Song Worksheet: Dancing Queen

Good for elementary students. Listen and choose the correct option and listen and complete the blanks with the right word. You can also work with pronunciation. You could also have your students w ...
2 Elementary
Phonic Sounds

Phonic Sounds

This is a tutorial  worksheet related to the english sound /p/, /b/, /t/, /d/. The tutorial will help the students to understand  each phonic sound with examples. The pictures used in th ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Homophones

Homophones

• » Homophones
Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings and therefore are easily confused. To understand these types of words, here is a workshee ...
8 All levels
Wonder or Wander

Wonder or Wander

• » Homophones
Two of the many confusing words. With this work sheet you can teach your students how to use these two words. And they are not pronounced the same. There is an exercise the students can do and and ...
7 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Homophones Memory Game

Homophones Memory Game

• » Homophones
Well, this is a very simple worksheet: first, print it and cut the squares. In class, have students work in pairs or groups. Each pair/group gets one stack of cards and they should shuffle the car ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Phonology - the Alphabet and Cardinal Numbers

Phonology - the Alphabet and Cardinal Numbers

•, , Homophones
The table shows  phonology of the alphabet  and cardinal numbers.I hope you find it useful. Present your students with the correct pronunciation of ABCs and cardinal numbers.  ...
16 Complete Beginner Elementary
Rhymes

Rhymes

• » Homophones
Divide your students in small groups. Each team is given a word and they have to say the maximum of words which rhyme. The winner is the team with more points at the end of the game. You can adapt ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Homographs

Homographs

• » Homophones
This is another worksheet on words easily confused. Homographs are pairs of words with the same spelling, but their pronunciations and meanings differ. Have your students choose the correct words ...
12 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Homophones Worksheet

Homophones Worksheet

• » Homophones
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising homophones. Recommended for elementary students whoa re asked to complete the sentences by chosen the correct word. The answer key is included.
10 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Homophones Worksheet

Homophones Worksheet

•, Homophones
This is a worksheet for the students to pronounce a word and find another one that has the same pronunciation. The Ss are provided with clue spaces for them to guess the word. They need to have a ...
9 Pre-Intermediate
Valentine' Day Homophones

Valentine' Day Homophones

This w/sheet is to use with the topic of homophones (words that sound the same but with different meanings) It is tied in with Valentine's day and the idea of sending poems. The SS read the w/shee ...
12 Complete Beginner Elementary
Homophones

Homophones

This worksheet contains four different exercises on two pages. Most of them can be done in pairs. The lesson plan, including the lead-in and follow-up activity, is on page three (it is only my sug ...
46 Pre-Intermediate

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