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Listed under:  Language  >  Language conventions  >  Word meanings  >  Homophones
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BBC Skillswise: words to watch out for - homophones

This is a word game in which students recognise common homophones and pair them by turning over counters to reveal them one by one. There are three levels to the game. In level one, students match six pairs of homophones; in level two, they match eight and in level three, ten. Each word is read aloud and accompanied by ...

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BBC Spellits

This is a set of three graded spelling games presented as mysteries for students to solve. Each game has the choice of an interactive online version or a printable version. Students learn simple spelling guidelines, then complete example exercises to reveal a set of clues that will be used later to solve a puzzle. Students ...

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BBC Spellits: catch that horse

This is a spelling game presented as a mystery about an escaped horse. The game can be played as an interactive online version or a printable version. Students learn simple spelling guidelines, then complete example exercises to reveal a set of clues they will use later to solve a puzzle. Students can hear the guidelines, ...

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BBC Starship English: word jumbler

This word game deals with homophones, vowel phonemes and syllabification. Students are given a sentence with a part missing and must choose the correct answer from the examples supplied. They can print the words they have been working on at the end of the game. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the ...

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Homophones 'principle' and 'principal'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two homophones - 'principle' and 'principal'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button links to onscreen and printable ...

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Homophones with the diphthong digraph 'ai'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten words that assists students to use sentence context to distinguish between homophones that contain the diphthong digraph 'ai', such as 'male' and 'mail'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the ...

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Different meanings for the same word

<span style="line-height: 1.4;">You've heard people speaking English with different accents, but have you noticed that the differences in accent come down to the way words are pronounced? Listen to this interview with linguist David Crystal and find out about accents and why the same word can mean something different or ...

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Hear this! Here come the homophones!

Discover the amazing powers of Transylvanian mind-reader Professor Gaston von Bucket, as he shows how he can read other people's minds. The interviewer writes a word and the professor uses his mind-reading powers to write the same word - or does he? Are the words exactly the same?

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BBC Skillswise: words to watch out for

This is a multilayered resource about words that are tricky to spell. It includes a video set in the workplace about homophones; three factsheets and four worksheets that cover homophones, words with double letters, silent letters and endings that sound like 'shun', and words that look the same; as well as three interactive ...

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BBC Skillswise: words that sound the same - worksheet

This is a single-screen worksheet about the homophones hear-here, knew-new, piece-peace, allowed-aloud and weak-week. It contains a table with missing sections to be completed when printed. For the first of each pair of homophones the table gives a clue to the meaning; for the second it uses the word in a sentence. Students ...

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Homophones 'who's' and 'whose'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of two words that will assist students to use sentence context to distinguish between the homophones 'who's' and 'whose'. Both words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...

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Words in the 'great' family

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of five words from the 'great' word family. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use in a sentence. The 'Flash Cards' button links to onscreen ...

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Homophones 'pore', 'poor' and 'pour'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of three words that assists students to use sentence context to distinguish between the homophones 'pore', 'poor' and 'pour'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by ...

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Words ending in '-own'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of ten one- and two-syllable words ending in the long vowel diphthong '-ow' as said in the word 'own'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use ...

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Homophones containing the 'own' sound

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of four pairs of homophones containing the long vowel diphthong '-ow' sound as said in the word 'own'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, and hear its use ...

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Distinguishing between words containing 'peace' and 'piece'

This is an interactive spelling and vocabulary list of seven words containing the long 'e' vowel sound preceded by 'p' and followed by 'c', and spelt either 'piece' or 'peace'. All the words are supported by learning activities. Mouseover allows the user to hear and see each word in the list and its spelling letter by letter, ...

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Tricks with words in the Magic Bag

Investigate common phonemes, silent letters, homophones and words associated with time, such as 'before' and 'after'.