What do you notice about these words; ‘no’ and ‘know’ - ‘by’ and ‘buy’? Their pronunciation is the same, but the spelling is different. Words like these are called ‘homophones’. These activities help you to learn and practise 24 of them.


Task 1 - learn new words

Task 2 - put the sentences in order

Task 3 - fill in the gaps


All the homophones from the exercises are below, with examples. Copy them into your notebook and learn them. Write any new homophones that you learn, with examples.

1.     ‘wear’ and ‘where’

  • I never wear a suit.
  • Where do you live?

2.     ‘there’ and ‘their’

  • There was a new student in class today.
  • My parents live in Manchester. Their house is very nice.

3.     ‘one’ and ‘won’

  • They won the game 2 – 0.
  • I’ve got some chocolates, do you want one?

4.     ‘buy’ and ‘by’

  • I went to the shop to buy some bread.
  • I go to college by bus.

5.     ‘flour’ and ‘flower’

  • You need flour to make bread.
  • I saw a beautiful flower in the park.

6.     ‘son’ and ‘sun’

  • My friend’s son is five years old.
  • I love hot weather, I love the sun!

7.     ‘witch’ and ‘which’

  • I saw a frightening film with a witch in it.
  • Which type of music do you like?

8.     ’meet’ and ‘meat’

  • I meet some interesting people in my job.
  • I don’t eat meat, I’m a vegetarian.

9.     ‘right’ and ‘write’

  • Well done! That’s the right answer!
  • I never write letters.

10.  ‘sea’ and ‘see’

  • I love swimming in the sea.
  • I usually see my best friend at the weekend.

11.  ‘know’ and ‘no’

  • Do you know the answer?
  • There’s no tea! I’ll go to the shop.

12.  ‘hear’ and ‘here’

  • Can you hear music?
  • Come here please.
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Very interesting lesson!..especially for beginners like me.
Thank you British Council :)