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Homonyms Practice Paper 3

In this practice exercise, students will identify a word with multiple meanings using clues in brackets, under timed conditions. This will develop students' vocabulary and comprehension skills.

'Homonyms Practice Paper 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Exam-Style Questions: Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Exam-Style Questions: Multiple Meanings

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

The following activity is a practice exercise to help you to measure your success under timed conditions.

 

If you are unsure of an answer, move on to the next question. You should come back to questions you found difficult at the end if you have time. 

 

Look at the example below.

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Observe, Watch)

(Study, Questionnaire)

 

a) Review

b) Examine

c) Survey

d) Inspect

e) Tally

 

The answer must be 'survey', as this means to watch something and is also a word for a study used to find out people's opinions.

 

Now it's time to begin this practice exercise. Good luck!

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Topic, Theme)

(Undergo, Put though)

Issue

Subject

Feature

Content

Cause

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(Fruit, Nourishment)

(Create, Make)

Fresh

Goods

Crops

Produce

Process

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Convict, Punish)

(Communication, Words)

Conversation

Sentence

Judgement

Condemn

Sanction

Choose the homonym that fits the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Shrink, Decrease)

(Agreement, Rules)

Reduce

Shorten

Charter

Deal

Contract

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(Ignore, Miss)

(View, Face)

Bypass

Disregard

Omit

Overlook

Outlook

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(New, Original)

(Writing, Book)

Fresh

Novel

Tale

Creation

Fiction

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Item, Article)

(Disagree, Protest)

Piece

Noun

Argument

Disallow

Object

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Praise, Cheer)

(Weather, Precipitation)

Rain

Snow

Hail

Sleet

Clap

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(To the point, Rude)

(Worn, Unsharpened)

Hostile

Short

Frank

Blunt

Direct

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(Thoughtless, Unplanned)

(Spots, Redness)

Hasty

Rash

Impulsive

Marks

Blemishes

  • Question 1

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Topic, Theme)

(Undergo, Put though)

CORRECT ANSWER
Subject
EDDIE SAYS
The subject of what we talk about or write about is the topic or theme. To subject someone to something, be subjected to something means to have to experience something which is likely to be unwanted or unpleasant.
  • Question 2

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(Fruit, Nourishment)

(Create, Make)

CORRECT ANSWER
Produce
EDDIE SAYS
Produce is a word used to describe fresh food, such as fruits and vegetables. It is also a verb meaning to make something.
  • Question 3

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Convict, Punish)

(Communication, Words)

CORRECT ANSWER
Sentence
EDDIE SAYS
In terms of a crime, if someone is sentenced, it means they have been found guilty and refers to the length or type of punishment they are to receive. A sentence is also what we call a set of words that we say or write together to convey meaning.
  • Question 4

Choose the homonym that fits the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Shrink, Decrease)

(Agreement, Rules)

CORRECT ANSWER
Contract
EDDIE SAYS
If something is described as contracting, it's getting smaller. A contract is something that a person signs or agrees to, for example, if they have a new job, to say they are committed to doing what is asked of them by the employer.
  • Question 5

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(Ignore, Miss)

(View, Face)

CORRECT ANSWER
Overlook
EDDIE SAYS
To overlook something can mean to ignore something or miss a detail. In other contexts, it can also mean to literally look over something or have a view over something.
  • Question 6

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(New, Original)

(Writing, Book)

CORRECT ANSWER
Novel
EDDIE SAYS
To describe an idea or event as a novel means that it is a new idea that hasn't been thought of before. A novel is also a word for a fictional story that is long enough to be made into a book.
  • Question 7

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Item, Article)

(Disagree, Protest)

CORRECT ANSWER
Object
EDDIE SAYS
Objects are all around us. They are items that we can see and touch. There is also a verb definition which basically means to say no to something.
  • Question 8

Choose the homonym that fits with the meaning of both sets of words in the brackets below. 

 

(Praise, Cheer)

(Weather, Precipitation)

CORRECT ANSWER
Hail
EDDIE SAYS
To hail someone means to applaud or praise someone. For example, if there was a new king, people might cry out, "All hail the new king!" Hail is also a type of weather that falls as small balls of frozen water.
  • Question 9

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(To the point, Rude)

(Worn, Unsharpened)

CORRECT ANSWER
Blunt
EDDIE SAYS
A blunt person says what they think without worrying too much about another person's feelings. A blunt object, such a pencil, is one that is not sharp and may have been worn down.
  • Question 10

Select the word below that matches the meanings of both sets of words in the brackets. 

 

(Thoughtless, Unplanned)

(Spots, Redness)

CORRECT ANSWER
Rash
EDDIE SAYS
To make a rash decision means you make a hurried decision without thinking of the consequences. To get a rash means you have developed a skin condition which is red and itchy. Well done, you have successfully developed your exam practice paper skills! How did you find working against the clock?
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