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Explore Homonyms

In this worksheet, students practise identifying words that sound the same and are spelt the same, but that have different meanings.

'Explore Homonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:  Spell in New Ways

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Homonyms are words that are spelt the same but have different meanings.

for example:

CRANE CRANE


 

There are many other words like this, but we don't usually get confused between them because we can tell which one is which from the context of the sentence (the meaning of the rest of the sentence).

The crane flew down to its nest.

This sentence must be referring to the bird and not the lifting equipment!

 

Some homonyms are spelt the same but pronounced differently.

for example:

BOW BOW

 

In this worksheet you will need to choose homonyms to complete sentences. You may find a dictionary helpful for spellings.

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Give me a __________ when you want me to come and collect you.

Her fiance bought her a diamond engagement __________.

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Remember to look at your __________ and check what time you need to come home.

I am going to __________ my favourite television programme tonight.

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Remember to __________ at your granny as she leaves!

The surfer rode a huge __________ to the shore.

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Josh gave the door a __________ and it finally came open.

The huge ocean liner was pulled out of the harbour by a little __________.

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

All dogs must be on a __________ in this park.

Joe was in the __________ as the runners came round the final bend.

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

We sat on the river __________ and dangled our feet into the water.

I must go to the __________ and get some money out.

For the last four questions the homonym is spelt the same but pronounced differently in the two sentences. This makes it trickier!

 

Millie is going to __________ lots of seeds this spring so she can grow her own vegetables.

The __________ was feeding her piglets in the barn.

Remember - the homonym is pronounced differently in the two sentences!

 

Josh forgot to __________ up the grandfather clock so it stopped working.

The __________ blew the roof off our shed last night.

Remember - the homonym is pronounced differently in the two sentences!

 

Jake and Andrew had a huge __________ about whose fault it was that they lost the match.

I am going to __________ my boat across to the other side of the lake.

Remember - the homonym is pronounced differently in the two sentences!

 

Please __________ off the slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to school.

A large __________ rolled down Jessie's cheek as she thought of her dead hamster.

  • Question 1

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Give me a __________ when you want me to come and collect you.

Her fiance bought her a diamond engagement __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
ring
  • Question 2

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Remember to look at your __________ and check what time you need to come home.

I am going to __________ my favourite television programme tonight.

CORRECT ANSWER
watch
  • Question 3

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Remember to __________ at your granny as she leaves!

The surfer rode a huge __________ to the shore.

CORRECT ANSWER
wave
  • Question 4

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

Josh gave the door a __________ and it finally came open.

The huge ocean liner was pulled out of the harbour by a little __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
tug
  • Question 5

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

All dogs must be on a __________ in this park.

Joe was in the __________ as the runners came round the final bend.

CORRECT ANSWER
lead
  • Question 6

Read the following sentences and choose a homonym that will complete both of them.

 

We sat on the river __________ and dangled our feet into the water.

I must go to the __________ and get some money out.

CORRECT ANSWER
bank
  • Question 7

For the last four questions the homonym is spelt the same but pronounced differently in the two sentences. This makes it trickier!

 

Millie is going to __________ lots of seeds this spring so she can grow her own vegetables.

The __________ was feeding her piglets in the barn.

CORRECT ANSWER
sow
  • Question 8

Remember - the homonym is pronounced differently in the two sentences!

 

Josh forgot to __________ up the grandfather clock so it stopped working.

The __________ blew the roof off our shed last night.

CORRECT ANSWER
wind
  • Question 9

Remember - the homonym is pronounced differently in the two sentences!

 

Jake and Andrew had a huge __________ about whose fault it was that they lost the match.

I am going to __________ my boat across to the other side of the lake.

CORRECT ANSWER
row
  • Question 10

Remember - the homonym is pronounced differently in the two sentences!

 

Please __________ off the slip at the bottom of the letter and return it to school.

A large __________ rolled down Jessie's cheek as she thought of her dead hamster.

CORRECT ANSWER
tear
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