May 30

Free British accent training: homophones (part 2)

This lesson is the second part of my British English accent training and pronunciation reading of English homophones. Please see the list and other free resources below.




Homophones, also known as sound-alike words, are words that are pronounced identically although they have different spellings and meanings. These words are a very common source of confusion when writing. Common examples of sets of homophones include: to, too, and two; they’re and their; bee and be; sun and son; which and witch; and plain and plane. VocabularySpellingCity is a particularly useful tool for learning to correctly use and spell the soundalike words.


7th Grade Homophones: shear, sheer, sink, synch, air, heir, scene, seen, sign, sine, flair, flare, bite, byte, nay, neigh, he’d, heed

8th Grade Homophones: thyme, time, praise, prays, preys, rain, reign, rein, heard, herd, wail, whale, pause, paws, pores, pours, site, sight, cite

9th Grade Homophones: throes, throws, rote, wrote, whine, wine, leak, leek, elude, allude, aid, aide, mall, maul, muscle, mussel, advice, advise, karat, carrot, discreet, discrete, slay, sleigh, altar, alter

10th Grade Homophones: faint, feint, satire, satyr, marshal, martial, baron, barren, beach, beech, medal, meddle, storey, story, berth, birth, moose, mousse, muscle, mussel

11th Grade Homophones: braise, brays, palette, pallet, naval, navel, boarder, border, gorilla, guerilla, canvas, canvass, cereal, serial, principal, principle, coarse, course

12th Grade Homophones: whether, weather, complement, compliment, council, counsel, desert, dessert, knead, need, currant, current, accept, except, leased, least, accede, exceed

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