Homophones for Elementary Learners- Odd One Out

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Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Pronunciation

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Homophones for Elementary Learners- Odd One Out

On each line below, two of the words have the same pronunciation and the other 
is pronounced differently. Circle the one word that doesn’t sound the same on 
each line. 

(If a word has a star (*),you don’t need to know what it means but its spelling 
might still help with learning the pronunciation of the other words.)

A/ eye/ I
ant/ aren’t/ aunt
are/ R/ rare*
at/ ate/ eight
axe*/ ex*/ X
B/ bay*/ be
bread/ bred*/ breed*
C/ key/ see
cent/ Kent*/ sent
cheese/ Ts/ teas
dare*/ their/ they’re
he/ hi/ high
hi/ why/ Y
hitch*/ which/ witch*
hour/ or/ our
P/ pair/ pee*
sea/ see/ she
some/ Somme*/ sum*
son/ Son* (= a kind of Cuban music, like Salsa)/ sun
there is/ there’s/ theirs*
U/ you/ your
walled*/ wood/ would
we have/ weave*/ we’ve
wear/ were/ where
white/ write/ right
you are/ your/ you’re

Check your answers on the next page.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012

Homophones for Elementary Learners- Odd One Out
Answer key

The words in bold are the ones that have different pronunciation. Some words, 
e.g. aunt and aren’t, do not have the pronunciation for all English speakers.

A/ eye/ I
ant/ aren’t/ aunt
are/ R/ rare*
at/ ate/ eight
axe*/ ex*/ X
B/ bay*/ be
bread/ bred*/ breed*
C/ key/ see
cent/ Kent*/ sent
cheese/ Ts/ teas
dare*/ their/ they’re
he/ hi/ high
hi/ why/ Y
hitch*/ which/ witch*
hour/ or/ our
P/ pair/ pee*
sea/ see/ she
some/ Somme*/ sum*
son/ Son* (= a kind of Cuban music, like Salsa)/ sun
there is/ there’s/ theirs*
U/ you/ your
walled
*/ wood/ would
we have/ weave*/ we’ve
wear/ were/ where
white/ write/ right
you are/ your/ you’re

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2012