Repeat this phrase out loud:
A witch, which lived in a fort, fought with her maid who had made her a really bad cup of coffee.
That sounded kind of repetitive didn’t it?
The reason for that is because I just used 3 homophones in the same phrase. A homophone is when two words are spelled differently but have the same pronunciation. I’m sure you have had troubles with these kinds of words before, even native speakers frequently have problems with homophones.
For example, how often have you seen people getting confused with these three words:
there – their – they’re
Today, thanks to our good friends from Kaplan International, we are happy to present you with another hilarious infographic which demonstrates some homophones that have a funnier double meaning. Look through them all first to test your knowledge, then check the vocabulary list below to see if you understood correctly.
mussels – a small shellfish with a soft body inside a hard black or green shell, often cooked and eaten as food;
night – the period between sunset and sunrise, especially the hours of darkness;
knight – in the past, a European soldier who wore a suit of armour and rode a horse.
current – happening or existing now;
currant – a small round fruit that may be red, black, or white;
bald – with little or no hair on your head
bawled – to cry loudly
hare – an animal similar to a rabbit
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