77 FREE Homophones Worksheets

FREE 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 77 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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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: Sam Smith, Fire on Fire

Song Worksheet: Sam Smith, Fire on Fire

Tatiana Rivadeneira
  This short worksheet is for elementary and pre-intermediate students to help them recognize the present and past simple tenses. It includes words that might sound alike or can be confusi ...
1 Views 1,107 ElemPre-Int
Swan Song by Dua Lipa

Swan Song by Dua Lipa

BusyTeacher Contributor
  Students listen to the video of Swan Song by Dua Lipa, work on their listening skills and examine the importance of speaking their minds. This worksheet includes a variety of activities ...
1 Views 3,669 ElemPre-Int
Power Point Song – My Girl By Temptations

Power Point Song – My Girl By Temptations

  Using songs is an effective way to teach student English. The short worksheet is to help students develop listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar rules. It contains three defined ...
1 Views 2,644 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  This worksheet has nine pages with more than 40 exercises on confusing words, such as homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, and nouns vs. verbs, etc. It is suitable for different levels of s ...
1 Views 5,329 IntAdv
Power Point Song – More Than Words By Extreme

Power Point Song – More Than Words By Extreme

  There are multiple way of practicing English by using songs – from listening comprehension to grammar rules. Students listen to the song and complete the three defined activities t ...
1 Views 2,388 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  Containing nine pages and more than 40 exercises, this resource helps students practice confusing words including homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, and nouns vs. verbs. It is suitable fo ...
1 Views 5,056 Pre-IntInt
Song – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Song – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

  Use the song ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ by BJ Thomas to teach students listening comprehension and grammar rules. There are three defined activities to practice homo ...
1 Views 2,788 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

kristine44
  This is worksheet has 10 pages with 40 exercises to practise confusing words, such as homophones, verbs vs. adjectives and nouns vs. It’s suitable for different levels. The words ...
1 Views 4,182 Pre-IntInt
Confusing Words

Confusing Words

  This worksheet consists of ten pages with more than 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc...) to practise on confusing words.  In alphabetica ...
1 Views 4,843 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing words – Part 9

Confusing words – Part 9

  This worksheet to practise confusing words has 40 exercises. For different levels, it includes homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, all in alphabetical order, with contents ...
1 Views 3,769 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words Practice - Part 5

Confusing Words Practice - Part 5

kristine44
This is worksheet is to practice on confusing words. There are 8 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…) total, but you can break them up into shorte ...
1 Views 18,239 Pre-IntInt
Confusing words - part 7

Confusing words - part 7

This is worksheet no. seven to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc... Different levels. In alphabetical order, with content ...
1 Views 12,385 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing words - part 5

Confusing words - part 5

kristine44
This is worksheet no. five to practise on confusing words. 8 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, with c ...
1 Views 8,793 Pre-IntInt
Homonyms Crossword

Homonyms Crossword

Ruth Pardiñas
•, Homophones
An activity that allows upper-intermediate and advanced learners to revise some general vocabulary. The clues are definitions of the words needed to complete the crossword, all of which have homo ...
1 Views 9,077 Adv
Confusing Words - Part 6

Confusing Words - Part 6

kristine44
This is worksheet number six to practise on confusing words. 10 pages, 40 exercises (homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, nouns vs. verbs, etc.…). Different levels. In alphabetical order, wit ...
1 Views 23,610 Pre-IntInt
Confusing Words - Part 4

Confusing Words - Part 4

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns etc... 10 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY. A few ...
1 Views 25,457 Pre-IntIntAdv
Confusing Words - Part 3 Worksheet

Confusing Words - Part 3 Worksheet

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, homonyms, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns etc... 9 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KE ...
1 Views 24,074 ElemPre-Int
Pronouns and Homophones Worksheet

Pronouns and Homophones Worksheet

El-Sayed Ramadan
Homophones are words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings. Some examples of homophone pairs include read/reed, write/right, and their/there. Some pronouns and pronoun/verb ...
1 Views 35,202 Pre-IntInt
Confusing Words - Parts 2

Confusing Words - Parts 2

kristine44
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice on confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns, etc. 10 pages, in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY. Some exa ...
1 Views 37,964 ElemPre-Int
Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Homophones Game - Cards with Pairs

Ruth Pardiñas
•, Homophones
This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones, and it can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using ...
2 Views 31,069 All
Confusing Words - Part 1

Confusing Words - Part 1

kristine44
•, , Homophones
This worksheet contains 40 exercises to practice confusing words. Homophones, verbs vs. adjectives, verbs vs. nouns etc... 8 pages in alphabetical order, with contents and answer KEY. Some example ...
2 Views 52,021 ElemPre-Int
Homophone Pairs Game

Homophone Pairs Game

•, , Homophones
This worksheet contains 28 pairs of homophones. It can be used to focus on the pronunciation of some everyday vocabulary. All the words may be cut out and then put back together in pairs using dif ...
7 Views 37,546 All
The Sound [Au] as in 'How'

The Sound [Au] as in 'How'

• » Homophones
Use this worksheet to help your students with the pronunciation of diphthongs, especially the one found in "how". Use the first part for reading and repeating words in isolation or in pairs. Use t ...
7 Views 24,745 All
Minimal Pairs Bingo

Minimal Pairs Bingo

Lisa Mann
• » Homophones
This is a bingo game to give students practice in differentiating between the short e and short i sounds (as in desk and disk). It can be modified to practice any sounds you are working on. Ss fil ...
4 Views 33,746 BegElemPre-Int
All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

All English Phonetic Symbols (Flashcards in PDF)

Elena
•Homophones,
The worksheet contains 46 symbols of the English phonetics - consonants, vowels and stress symbol. The sounds are given with the examples of words. The flashcards can be easily printable and used ...
5 Views 66,838 BegElemPre-Int

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