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Homophones Game

Homophones Game

Students try to guess the correct homophone by listening to the description of two words. An ESL vocabulary activity using homophones.

Level:  Intermediate

Grammar:  Homonyms

Time:  20 minutes

Preparation

  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for each group, and cut as indicated.

Procedure

1

Explain the usage of homophones. Homophones are words that have the same pronunciation but a different spelling and a different meaning.


For example:

Big star (sun)

Male child (son)

2

Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.

3

Give one set of conversation cards to each group, and ask the students to put the cards in a pile face down.

4

Ask the students to take turns taking a card from the pile, reading out the two clues, and waiting for a member of the group to guess the correct homophones.

5

The first student in the group to correctly answer can take the card.

6

Continue until there are not any cards remaining.

7

The winner in each group is the student with the most cards.

Printable Worksheets

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Conversation Cards
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Michael

Michael said:

My students loved it…could use more of these.
Shawn

Shawn said:

Glad to hear your students like the activity. We'll work on getting more up in the future.
Michael

Michael said:

Still waiting for more sheets for this activity

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