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Listed under:  Language  >  Language conventions  >  Word meanings  >  Homophones

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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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 ...


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 ...