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Distinguish Between Common Homophones 2

In this worksheet, students practise distinguishing between a range of commonly occurring homophones.

'Distinguish Between Common Homophones 2' 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.

 

Sometimes there are clues to help us choose the correct homophone.

Roast Beef

Is this meat or meet?

It can be helpful to remember that people eat meat, and meat has the word eat in it.

 

A woman trying to hear

Is this here or hear?

People hear with their ears, and hear has the word ear in it.

 

Three young ladies looking at a book

Is this girl reading aloud or allowed to her friends?

The word aloud has loud in it.

 

Unfortunately there is not always a clue in the spelling and we just have to learn the different words or use a dictionary.

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

I am going to ________ my friend in town on Saturday.

meet

meat

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Come ________ now!

hear

here

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

I'm not ________ to stay up after nine o'clock.

allowed

aloud

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

I was really ________ while I was waiting for the dentist.

bored

board

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

A ________ ran through the woods at the side of the road.

dear

deer

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

Please may I have another ________ of cake?

peace

piece

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

________ your name at the top of the paper.

Write

Right

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

If you ________ the chocolate bar in half you can share it.

brake

break

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

We need eggs, fat and ________ for the cake.

flour

flower

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

I was taught that it is rude to ________ at people.

stair

stare

  • Question 1

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

I am going to ________ my friend in town on Saturday.

CORRECT ANSWER
meet
EDDIE SAYS
Looking good! A good way to remember this one is that people eat 'meat' and it has the word 'eat' in it.
  • Question 2

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

Come ________ now!

CORRECT ANSWER
here
EDDIE SAYS
Again in this example look how how the words are spelt. 'Hear' has the word 'ear' in it. We use our ears to listen and hear things. Keep going!
  • Question 3

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

I'm not ________ to stay up after nine o'clock.

CORRECT ANSWER
allowed
EDDIE SAYS
This could be a tricky one. Remember you could use a dictionary to check the meaning of the words. 'Aloud' is something that we can hear, it is not silent. 'Allowed' means to let someone have or do something.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

I was really ________ while I was waiting for the dentist.

CORRECT ANSWER
bored
EDDIE SAYS
Excellent effort! 'Bored' is the correct homophone to use.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

A ________ ran through the woods at the side of the road.

CORRECT ANSWER
deer
EDDIE SAYS
You've got this! 'Deer' is the correct homophone to use. Option 1 we use when we are writing letters.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

Please may I have another ________ of cake?

CORRECT ANSWER
piece
EDDIE SAYS
Super effort! 'Peace' s when there is a state of calm. The correct option is 'piece'.
  • Question 7

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

________ your name at the top of the paper.

CORRECT ANSWER
Write
EDDIE SAYS
Did you get it correct? 'Right' can mean when something is good or correct. 'Write' would be the correct word to use in this example. Remember a dictionary is really useful to find out the meanings of words.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

If you ________ the chocolate bar in half you can share it.

CORRECT ANSWER
break
EDDIE SAYS
You getting the hang of this now? Keep checking the meaning of any you are unsure of. Keep up the great work.
  • Question 9

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

We need eggs, fat and ________ for the cake.

CORRECT ANSWER
flour
EDDIE SAYS
Both these sound the same but remember they have different meanings. Sometimes we can tell which one is correct just by looking at it. Which one looks right in the sentence? You can double check using a dictionary.
  • Question 10

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(You may need a dictionary to help you.)

 

I was taught that it is rude to ________ at people.

CORRECT ANSWER
stare
EDDIE SAYS
High five! 'Stare' means to look at something for a long time. Great effort well done!
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