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Homophones and near homophones


Remember; homophones sound the same but they are spelt differently and have different meanings. We need to hear, read or write them in a sentence to know which spelling to use.




Near homophones are words that sound similar but are spelt differently.

Depending on a person’s accent, these words can sometimes sound slightly different. Some people pronounce them the same.




Can you find the homophones and near homophones in the word search?

Practise putting each word into a sentence. Think carefully about whether it makes sense.


The bee was looking for pollen.

I like to be early for work.

The teacher told the children to be quiet.

I was quite late for school.

The brown bear lives in the woods.

He was bare from the waist up.

I only ate one biscuit.

She won the race.

My son is called Sam.

The sun shone brightly in the sky.