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Homophones 1
She read the red book. The words 'read' and 'red' sound the same.

Homophones 1

This quiz helps children in KS1 learn the different spellings for homophones, or words that sound the same. It looks at the words children, within this key stage, would write frequently in their English and Literacy lessons.

There are a few words in the English language that sound the same when you speak them, but they have different meanings and are spelt differently. Words like this are called homophones.

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1.
'I _ a bouquet of _' Which two words can fill the gaps?
one and flours
one and flowers
won and flours
won and flowers
'I won a bouquet of flowers.' The number one is different to 'won', which means you've won something. We put flowers in a vase and flour in a cake!
2.
"I can _ him _' Which two words can fill the gaps?
here and groan
here and grown
hear and groan
hear and grown
'I can hear him groan.' 'Hear' has the word 'ear' in it, which means it's to do with sound. 'Groan' is to moan whereas, 'grown' means you have got bigger or taller.
3.
What's the difference between 'too' and 'two'?
'Two' is a number and 'too' means also or something is too much.
'Too' is a number and 'two' means also or something is too much.
'Two' is a number and 'too' means to go somewhere.
'Too' is a number and 'two' means to go somewhere.
'Two' is a number, 'too' means also or too much of something and the word 'to' is used as a place and is a preposition.
4.
'Don't _ at the _' Which two words can fill the gaps?
stair and hair
stair and hare
stare and hair
stare and hare
'Don't stare at the hare.' A hare is an animal but it does have hair all over its body. To stare at somebody is to look at them, whereas the other 'stair' is what we walk up.
5.
'Did you _ the _ _?' Which three words can fill the gaps?
wait, whole, knight
wait, whole, night
wait, hole, night
weight, whole, night
You are patient if you wait whilst I find out your weight (how much you weigh). You can fall in a hole but if you want a whole lot more then you need to wait the night and not find a knight!
6.
'Please write this down.' Which word sounds the same as 'write' but means something else?
right
left
white
one
Write and right are both said with the 'r' sound. White is said with the 'wh' sound.
7.
'_ would like a _ of cake.' Which two words can fill the gaps?
I and piece
I and peace
eye and piece
eye and peace
'I would like a piece of cake.' The word 'I' means me and I do have eyes. You may like peace and quiet but you might also want a piece of cake!
8.
'My _ is _' Which two words can fill the gaps?
son and male
son and mail
sun and male
sun and mail
'My son is male.' A son is a child, whereas the sun is in the sky. 'Mail' is something we post but 'male' is how we describe boys and men.
9.
What's the difference between 'their' and 'there'?
'Their' is a place and 'there' means something belongs to them.
'Their' is a place and 'there' is two words together to say 'they are'.
'There' is a place and 'their' means something belongs to them.
'Their' means 'they are' and 'there' means something belongs to them.
'There' is a place - that's why the word 'here' is within it. 'Their' means something belongs to them. Thirdly, we have they're, which is 'they are'.
10.
'I didn't _ the _' Which two words can fill the gaps?
sea and dear
see and dear
sea and deer
see and deer
'I didn't see the deer.' One 'see' is visual, the other is like seashore. A deer is an animal and the other 'dear' is what you would call someone you liked.
Author:  Finola Waller

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