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HOMOPHONES

"Two words are homophones
if they are pronounced the same way
but differ in meaning or spelling or both (e.g. bare and bear)."

(Webster's Online Dictionary)


 

(Updated on 23/02/2012)


 

 


Vocabulary
- Listening -
Interactive exercises
- Exercises to print -
Interactive games
- Cartoons - Stories - Videos

 


Related pages :

Homonyms + Listening Comprehension

 

 

Vocabulary :

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  • Puns and Other Word Play (BBC)
    Homographic Puns / Homophonic Puns / Double-Sound Puns / Ambigrams / Palindromes /
    Tom Swifty Puns / Spoonerisms / Oxymorons / Anagrams / Pangrams / Chiasmus /
    Tongue Twisters / Portmanteau Words / Redefinition Wordplay / Extended Puns /
    The Art of Humourous Puns / The Punishment of it All

Listening :

  • 'Homophones' game - with sound (BBC) :
    "Can you match the words that sound the same, but are spelt differently and have different meanings? Eg: pair,and pear."

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Homophones dominoes (activitice)
    "What you have to do is to find pairs of words ( homophones ) thanks to the definitions , pictures ...
    For example , the first two homophones in the first series are : S U N / S O N"

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

INTERACTIVE games :

  • 'Homophones' game - with sound (BBC) :
    "Can you match the words that sound the same, but are spelt differently and have different meanings? Eg: pair,and pear."

 

Cartoons :

 

  • Bird flew...

 

Stories :

  • Dead good !

    A duel was fought between Alexander Shott and John S. Nott.
    Nott was shot and Shott was not. In this case, it is better to be Shott than Nott. It may be that the shot Shott shot, shot Nott, or, as accidents with firearms are frequent, it may be possible that the shot Shott shot, shot Shott himself !
    We think, however, that the shot Shott shot, shot not Shott, but Nott.
    Anyway, it is hard to tell who was shot and who was not…



 

Videos :