Wednesday, September 2

Homophones and Other Confusing Words

The topic for this week's Pre-Intermediate level English activity is homophones.

Homophones are:
  • words that sound the same but are spelt differently
  • words with a different meaning to another word with the same sound


I came to England by plane. (noun)

I don't like spicy food. I prefer plain cooking. (adjective)

Try these online activities to test your knowledge of homophones and other commonly confused words:

Homophones - Pre-Intermediate ESOL Gap-Fill Quiz

Commonly Confused Words - Pre-Intermediate ESL Spelling Quiz

Useful Links:

BBC Skillswise - Confusing Words

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