English Homophones Exercises

english homophones exercises

Today, we’re going to dive into an intriguing aspect of the English language: homophones. These are words that sound the same but have different meanings and often different spellings.

It’s essential to recognize and understand these words to prevent confusion in both spoken and written English. Our exercises below will challenge you, helping you master the distinctions between these tricky words.

Remember, practice makes perfect, and the more you familiarize yourself with these terms, the more natural they’ll become in your day-to-day communication.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – English Homophones


a) flour / I / bought / some

I bought some flour.


b) beach / to / went / the / we / beautiful


c) are / a / pair / these / shoes / of


d) hear / can't / the / music / I


e) their / they / are / parents / with


f) night / you / last / did / see / them / ?


g) blue / is / her / dress


h) know / to / get / want / I / you / to


i) sail / to / they / want / sea / the


j) for / I'm / hour / waiting / an


k) peace / world / the / needs / more


l) too / to / the / I / want / go / zoo / to


2) Fix Grammatical Errors – Homophones Exercises


a) I’m board.

I’m bored.


b) It's rainning cats on dogs out their.


c) I need an brake.


d) The flower are very prety.


e) Their are much books on the shelf.


f) Your mine best friend.


g) I love the piace on the ocean.


h) We need of bare on mind the consequences.


i) The car need an new break.


j) The maill should here soon.


k) Their is an hare at the gardenn.


l) Can you here the music?


3) Practice your Vocabulary Completing the Sentences


a) I’m so xxred, I could eat a xxarx.

I’m so bored, I could eat a board.


b) The pxx is mightier than the swxxx.


c) I need to wxxxe right now. Give me a xxx!


d) The xxa is so blue, it's a beautiful sxxxx to sxx.


e) I want to xxxx a bike nnar the rixxx.


f) She tied her hxxx with a xxrx.


4) English Homophones Test. Write the Obvious Questions to the Answers


a) I’m waiting for the mail. (What…)

What are you waiting for?


b) I saw the bear in the forest. ( What...)


c) Their house is over there. ( Where...)


d) The knight will fight for the right. ( Who...)


e) She's going to sell the cell phone. ( What...)


f) I need to write with my right hand. ( Which...)


g) The hare ran into the hair salon. ( Where...)


h) Their parents are over there. ( Where...)


i) I need a break from the brakes. ( What...)


j) The flower is in the flour. ( What...)


k) She needs some peace and quiet. ( What...)


l) The plane flew over the plain. ( What...)


Well done on completing these activities! Understanding homophones and using them correctly is a crucial step in becoming proficient in English. I’m proud of the effort you’ve put into today’s session.

Continue practicing, and remember that making mistakes is a part of the learning process. It’s through these mistakes that we truly understand and grow.

Keep revisiting these exercises, and soon, these commonly confused words will be second nature to you. Looking forward to our next lesson!


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