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Practise Spelling Complex Homophones

In this worksheet, students will learn how to spell some homophones (morning/mourning, draft/draught).

'Practise Spelling Complex Homophones ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Homophone Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we're going to to be looking at common homophones and how to spell them.


Homophones are words that sound the same but mean different things and are spelt differently.


For example: bear and bare.  


Read those two words out loud - did you notice that they sound exactly the same?  

They have completely different meanings though - let's look at each of them in a sentence:


The bear was prowling through the forest.


Brown bear walking on all fours


On hot days I like to take off my socks and have bare feet.


bare feet


In this activity, we are going to practise spelling two pairs of homophones:


morning and mourning

draft and draught


Let's look at these in a sentence so we can understand their different meanings:


I eat breakfast in the morning.


girl eating breakfast

The morning is the part of a day before midday.


The girl was in mourning when her hamster died.


sad girl

Mourning is an expression of sadness after someone dies.


The author finished the first draft of her novel.

woman reading

A draft is an early, uncompleted version of something, often a piece of writing.


There is a draught in this room - I feel cold!


woman with a cold

A draught is a current of cold air in a room - it is usually unwelcome!


Let's practise spelling these words!

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