Vocabulary 3

Published: 20.03.2013

Pronunciation and Spelling

English is a peculiar language when it comes to spelling and pronunciation. Many words have the exact same pronunciation, but a different spelling and meaning. Such words are called homophones and come in pairs or even groups.
The words listed below all belong to a pair of homophones. Make a sentence with the missing word of the pair.


  1. Nose
  2. Through
  3. Miner
  4. Piece
  5. Steak
  6. Rain
  7. Higher
  8. Sauce
  9. Sweet
  10. Male
  11. Blue
  12. Cue
  13. Flower
  14. Idle
  15. Stare
  16. Board
  17. Guest
  18. War
  19. One
  20. Fair
Suggested Key
  1. He always knows best.
  2. He threw it all away.
  3. This is just a minor problem.
  4. We should work for peace in the world.
  5. There is much at stake here.
  6. The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was the Golden Age.
  7. We can always hire a car.
  8. I have it from a reliable source.
  9. At the hotel we had a large suite.
  10. The letter came in the mail this morning. 
  11. The wind blew away the dead leaves. 
  12. Be patient and line up in a queue.
  13. We need flour to bake bread.
  14. Do you have an idol?
  15. There is a stair leading to the first floor.
  16. I think I'm bored to death.
  17. I never would have guessed.
  18. She wore the same dress yesterday.
  19. Chelsea won by 2 to 1.
  20. You have to pay a fare on the bus.