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Revise Homophones 1

In this worksheet, students revise differentiating between the spelling and meaning of different homophones.

'Revise Homophones 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Homophones are words which sound the same, but have different meanings. They often have different spellings too.

 

An example would be:

been ("I have been to the market.") bean ("I ate a green bean.")

 

Why does it matter?

Although homophones sound the same, the way you spell them shows what you really mean. If you use the wrong one in your writing, your reader could get confused and misunderstand you.

 

How can I improve?

Most people can learn the difference between homophones with a little practice on worksheets like this one. Also, reading more may help you to recognise the words in the right context.

 

Answer the following questions to improve your skill at using homophones correctly. You may need to use a dictionary to help you.

Finish this sentence with the correct word. 

 

The shark came up behind me and took a chunk out of my ____________.

bored

board

Choose the correct word to complete this sentence.

 

__________ suddenly, the driver swerved.

Braking

Breaking

Choose the correct word to finish this sentence.

 

The boat was moored down at the __________.

key

quay

Match these homophones with their meanings.

Column A

Column B

their
a place
they're
a type of fruit
pair
they are
pear
belonging to them
sight
to see something
site
two of something

This policeman has used an incorrect homophone in the following sentence. Identify the misspelt word and write the correct word in the box below.

 

It was three o' clock in the afternoon when I arrived at the scene where the victim had dyed.

The traffic warden has used an incorrect homophone in the following sentence. Identify the misspelt word and write the correct word in the box below.

 

I told the gentleman that he had been find fifty pounds.

Match up these homophones with their definitions. 

Column A

Column B

hey
part of your foot
hay
a greeting
heel
how heavy something is
heal
animal food
wait
to get better
weight
to hang around

Choose the correct homophone from the options below:

 

"_________ my jumper?" Mum shouted down the stairs.

 

Remember to use a capital letter! 

Wares

Where's

Wears

Choose the correct homophone from the options below:

 

"______ far too cheeky!"

 

Remember to use a capital letter! 

Your

You're

Choose the correct homophone from the options below:

 

"You've _________ me late, now!"

maid

made

  • Question 1

Finish this sentence with the correct word. 

 

The shark came up behind me and took a chunk out of my ____________.

CORRECT ANSWER
board
EDDIE SAYS
'Board' is used for boards like floorboards or surfboards, or when we saying we are 'boarding the aeroplane' etc 'Bored' means tired or fed up!
  • Question 2

Choose the correct word to complete this sentence.

 

__________ suddenly, the driver swerved.

CORRECT ANSWER
Braking
EDDIE SAYS
'Braking' means to put the brakes on. 'Breaking' means breaking an object e.g. an egg or a cup
  • Question 3

Choose the correct word to finish this sentence.

 

The boat was moored down at the __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
quay
EDDIE SAYS
You open a door with a 'key'. A 'quay' is where boats are kept.
  • Question 4

Match these homophones with their meanings.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

their
belonging to them
they're
they are
pair
two of something
pear
a type of fruit
sight
to see something
site
a place
EDDIE SAYS
Examples: I am going to their house. They're very friendly. I need to find a pair of socks. I ate a pear and a banana. I have excellent sight in both of my eyes. I can't wait to get to the campsite.
  • Question 5

This policeman has used an incorrect homophone in the following sentence. Identify the misspelt word and write the correct word in the box below.

 

It was three o' clock in the afternoon when I arrived at the scene where the victim had dyed.

CORRECT ANSWER
died
EDDIE SAYS
'Dyed' means that you have coloured something. 'Died' means that you are dead.
  • Question 6

The traffic warden has used an incorrect homophone in the following sentence. Identify the misspelt word and write the correct word in the box below.

 

I told the gentleman that he had been find fifty pounds.

CORRECT ANSWER
fined
EDDIE SAYS
You 'find' something after it has been lost. You pay money when you are 'fined'.
  • Question 7

Match up these homophones with their definitions. 

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

hey
a greeting
hay
animal food
heel
part of your foot
heal
to get better
wait
to hang around
weight
how heavy something is
EDDIE SAYS
Examples: Hey, how are you? I need to give the horse some hay to eat. The heel of my foot is really sore. I hope the cut heals soon. I can't wait much longer. I need to find out the weight of the sand.
  • Question 8

Choose the correct homophone from the options below:

 

"_________ my jumper?" Mum shouted down the stairs.

 

Remember to use a capital letter! 

CORRECT ANSWER
Where's
EDDIE SAYS
'Where's' is the right answer as it means 'Where is'. 'Wears' means to put on and 'wares' is something that is for sale.
  • Question 9

Choose the correct homophone from the options below:

 

"______ far too cheeky!"

 

Remember to use a capital letter! 

CORRECT ANSWER
You're
EDDIE SAYS
'You're' is the right answer as it is short for you are.
'Your' is for something that belongs to you, for example: 'your coat'.
  • Question 10

Choose the correct homophone from the options below:

 

"You've _________ me late, now!"

CORRECT ANSWER
made
EDDIE SAYS
A 'maid' cleans for you. 'Made' is the past tense of the verb 'to make'.
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