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Distinguish Between Common Homophones 1

In this worksheet, students practise distinguising between common homophones by considering their meaning in a sentence.

'Distinguish Between Common Homophones 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. The different meanings often have different spellings.

 

Where, were and wear are homophones (although people in some parts of the UK may pronounce them slightly differently.

Where are you going?

We were in London yesterday.

I want to wear my new dress to the party.

 

There, their and they're (short for 'they are') are also homophones.

My house is over there.

Their dog is called Freddie.

They're coming to our house tomorrow.

 

It can be helpful to remember that the words where and there have 'here' inside them.

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Can I ________ my new trainers to the match?

where

were

wear

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Lisa and Mickey said that ________ mum is having a baby.

there

their

they're

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Please can you tell me ________ the cinema is?

where

were

wear

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

I can see your ball over ________.

there

their

they're

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

We ________ very tired after the party.

where

were

wear

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

I don't think ________ back from town yet.

there

their

they're

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

I think I know ________ to find it.

where

were

wear

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Please make sure you ________ your wellies for the trip.

where

were

wear

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Is that Uncle Jim over ________?

there

their

they're

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

We ________ going but we changed our minds.

where

were

wear

  • Question 1

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Can I ________ my new trainers to the match?

CORRECT ANSWER
wear
EDDIE SAYS
Let's do this! A good way to remember when to use 'wear' for when showing that something is being worn, is to think that this word has 'ear' in it and we wear our ears on our head!
  • Question 2

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Lisa and Mickey said that ________ mum is having a baby.

CORRECT ANSWER
their
EDDIE SAYS
Again the trick here is to remember that 'their' has an 'I' in it. 'I' reminds us of a person which shows belonging. We use 'their' to show when something belongs to someone.
  • Question 3

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Please can you tell me ________ the cinema is?

CORRECT ANSWER
where
EDDIE SAYS
You can do this! 'Where' shows the location of something. A good way to remember when to use this is 'where' has the word 'here' in it. We use the word here to also show the whereabouts of something or someone.
  • Question 4

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

I can see your ball over ________.

CORRECT ANSWER
there
EDDIE SAYS
Again here 'there' also has the word 'here' in it. In this example 'there' shows us where something is located.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

We ________ very tired after the party.

CORRECT ANSWER
were
EDDIE SAYS
'Were' is the past tense of the verb 'to be'. In the present tense we could say 'we are'. If 'we are' will fit into the sentence and still make sense, then using 'were' is correct.
  • Question 6

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

I don't think ________ back from town yet.

CORRECT ANSWER
they're
EDDIE SAYS
Looking good! 'They're' is short for 'they are'. If you can use 'they are' in the sentence without changing the meaning you have used the correct option.
  • Question 7

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

I think I know ________ to find it.

CORRECT ANSWER
where
EDDIE SAYS
Remember 'where' is used to show the location of something or someone. Tell yourself 'where' has 'here' in it. They both are used to show the position of places, people and objects. Keep up the great work.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Please make sure you ________ your wellies for the trip.

CORRECT ANSWER
wear
EDDIE SAYS
Did you remember? 'Wear' has 'ear' in it and we wear our ears on our head. We use this 'wear' to show what someone is wearing. Nearly there!
  • Question 9

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

Is that Uncle Jim over ________?

CORRECT ANSWER
there
EDDIE SAYS
Are you getting the hang of this? You need to show the location of someone. 'There' has 'here' in it. Try to remember that we use 'there' to show where something or someone is.
  • Question 10

Choose the correct homophone to complete the sentence.

 

(Look at the examples in the introduction if you are not sure which word to use.)

 

We ________ going but we changed our minds.

CORRECT ANSWER
were
EDDIE SAYS
High five! I hope you have got the hang of this now. Remember 'were' is used to show what someone was going to do. In the present tense we would use 'we are'.
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