Homophones in English Language


Lesson Plan of Homophones in English Language

Grade V

Students` Learning Outcomes

  • Locate, identify, and differentiate between homophones, and use some simple pairs of words including homophones or homonyms.

Information for Teachers

  • Homo means same and phones are sounds.

Homophones in English Language

  • Homophones are the words with the same sounds but different meanings and spellings, as; E.g. tail/tale. They are commonly known as pair of words.
  • Homonyms (also called homophones) are words that sound like one another but have different meanings. Some homonyms are spelled same, like bark (the sound made by dog) and bark (upper parts of the stem of tree).
  • Some homonyms are spelled differently, like one (The number) and won.


Writing board, chalk/marker, duster, textbook


  • Write the following sentence on the writing board and make an announcement “Speaking aloud is not allowed in the library.”
  • Ask them what is odd about the statement (possible answer would be as; ‘same sounding words: aloud/allowed).
  • Ask a student to write it on the writing board.
  • Tell them that there are many words in English that sound the same but have different spelling.
  • Introduce homophones and homonyms to the students.
  • Give and ask a few more examples.


Activity 1

  • Show the pictures, given at the end of the lesson, to the students and ask them to tell what they can see in the pictures.
  • Write the students` responses on the writing board in pairs, as; hair/hare.
  • Once this activity is finished, ask the students to come up with some more homophones.

Activity 2

  • Write the following exercise on the writing board and ask the students to copy it in their notebooks.
  • Ask them to read the sentence and mark the correct option.
  1.          He was going ____________ foot. ( bare, bear)
  2.           I have booked a second class ________. (berth, birth
  3.           My aunt has two daughters and a _________. (son, sun)
  4.           He issued a ____________ for Rs.1000. (cheque, check)
  5.           Let`s _____________ candies from the canteen. (by, buy)
  6.           There is ____________ in the country now. (peace, piece)
  7.           Don`t __________________ a glass while drinking water. (brake, break)

  • Ask the students to make sentences of the following pairs of words (homophones / homonyms).
  • Ask them to try to use them in parallel sentences so that the meaning is clarified.

       Assad’s son is standing there.

      They boys are reading their lesson.


          – Waste / waist

           -Flour / flower

           -Weak / week

           -Yolk / yoke

  • Monitor and help the students and give your input wherein it is required.

Sum up / Conclusion

  • Ask the students “What are homophones and homonyms?”
  • Ask the students to give you a few examples.
  • Find the exercise related to the topic in the textbook.
  • Students must do this exercise in the notebooks or on the textbooks.


  • Once the students have made the sentence, ask them to exchange and check each other`s work and give feedback.
  • Ask the students to correct their wrong sentences and write them again.

Follow up

  • Ask the students to find out five homophones from their English textbook and use them in their own sentences.
  • Ask students to read and translate these sentences: as;

                -Nice to meet you.

                -Did you buy meat today?

  • Continue to remind the students spellings of homophones.



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