This video is designed for 6-12-year-old children. It introduces the concept of homophones with various examples for easy understanding of the language concepts.

What are Homophones?

Homophones are unique words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings.

For example: see and sea; both words are different in spelling and meaning, but when we pronounce them, they sound the same. These kinds of words are called homophones.

Examples of Homophones

The most common examples of homophones used in language are:

  • There – their
  • See – sea
  • Four – for
  • Hair – hare
  • Tied – tide
  • Add – ad
  • To – too
  • Be – bee
  • Whole – hole
  • By – buy
  • Affect – effect
  • Break – brake
  • Weak – week
  • Waist – waste
  • Compliment – complement

Learning homophones can be confusing, but it’s an important part of learning the English language, building vocabulary, and spelling.

Children should learn to recognize homophones as it helps them to understand the context of sentences with more than one meaning.

Watch the video to learn homophones with their meanings and suitable examples.

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Video created by: Justine McNeilly (Metro East Montessori, Granite City, Illinois)



  • Elementary
  • English
  • grammar
  • Language