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Know Your Homophones: Choosing Correctly

In this worksheet, students practise choosing the correct homophone to complete a sentence.

'Know Your Homophones: Choosing Correctly' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning. Many homophones are spelt differently, too.

 

for example:

My grandad has grey hair.

We saw a hare in the middle of the field.

In this activity, you can practise choosing the correct homophone to complete a sentence. You may need a dictionary to help you if you are not sure which is the right one.

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

An icy wind __________ across the land.

 

blue

blew

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Karly was the only one in the class who __________ the answer.

new

knew

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

My mum bought me a new __________ of shoes today.

shoes

pair

pear

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

When my dog is happy he wags his __________.

dog

tail

tale

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

We went to Brighton and paddled in the __________.

sea

see

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Do you __________ where my book is?

book

no

know

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Have you __________ from your friend in Canada recently?

herd

heard

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

I tied a firm __________ in the rope to secure the boat.

boat

knot

not

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Two and two make __________.

 

for

four

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

My brother was greedy and ate a __________ bar of chocolate in one go.

chocolate

hole

whole

  • Question 1

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

An icy wind __________ across the land.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
blew
EDDIE SAYS
'An icy wind blew across the land.' The other option was for the colour blue.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Karly was the only one in the class who __________ the answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
knew
EDDIE SAYS
How are you getting on so far? 'New' was the other option, like if we have a new pair of shoes or a new coat!
  • Question 3

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

My mum bought me a new __________ of shoes today.

shoes

CORRECT ANSWER
pair
EDDIE SAYS
The other option 'pear' is a fruit! 'She ate a whole banana and a pear.'
  • Question 4

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

When my dog is happy he wags his __________.

dog

CORRECT ANSWER
tail
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? The other option 'tale' is another word for a story. 'Cinderella is definitely my favourite fairy tale.'
  • Question 5

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

We went to Brighton and paddled in the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
sea
EDDIE SAYS
The other option 'see' is for when you look and see something using your eyes. 'Look, I can see a yellow bucket on the sand!'
  • Question 6

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Do you __________ where my book is?

book

CORRECT ANSWER
know
EDDIE SAYS
The other option 'no' is often used when answering a question. It is the opposite of 'yes'.
  • Question 7

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Have you __________ from your friend in Canada recently?

CORRECT ANSWER
heard
EDDIE SAYS
The other option 'herd' can be used to describe a group of animals. For example: a herd of cows.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

I tied a firm __________ in the rope to secure the boat.

boat

CORRECT ANSWER
knot
EDDIE SAYS
Can you think of a sentence that uses both options? 'The knot has not been tied correctly!'
  • Question 9

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Two and two make __________.

 

CORRECT ANSWER
four
EDDIE SAYS
The other option is 'for'. 'I have picked this flower for you.'
  • Question 10

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

My brother was greedy and ate a __________ bar of chocolate in one go.

chocolate

CORRECT ANSWER
whole
EDDIE SAYS
The other option is 'hole.' 'The brown mouse scurried through the hole in the wood.'
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