5 Funny Homophones for English Learners – Infographic

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5 Funny Homophones

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same way, but have completely different meanings. Do you know what I mean? No? Don’t worry; here are some fun examples of homophones!

1. Bore – a dull, repetitious, or uninteresting person, activity, or state
E.g. My French teacher is such a bore. He never does anything fun in our class and I find them really boring.

Boar – (also wild boar) a wild pig from which domestic pigs are descended.
E.g. There was a boar at the farm and he smelt terrible!

2. Rapper – A rapper is a musician like Eminem, or Fifty Cent. They write lyrics and songs with rhyming words.
E.g. Jay-Z is my favourite rapper – his lyrics are so colourful!

Wrapper – A wrapper is used to protect something from getting damaged. You can wrap something up if you want to protect it, or if you want to keep it secret from someone.
E.g. John wrapped up the Christmas present before I saw it, so I don’t know what he got me.
E.g. I dropped my ice-cream on the floor but I can still eat it because it was in its wrapper and the dirt did not get on the ice-cream.

3. Swot – a person who studies very hard/ swot up – study intensively, as before an exam.
E.g. Juan is such a swot – we went out to play football last night but he stayed at home so he could revise for his exam today.

SWAT – (“Special Weapons And Tactics”) is a name for law enforcement units which use military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations.
E.g. The news reporter was being held hostage at the embassy but the SWAT team came and rescued him. He’s a lucky man!

4. Tiers –  series of rows or levels placed one above the other.
E.g. Maria’s wedding cake was amazing! It had 5 tiers and big flowers all over it.

Tears – When you are upset, or feel pain, tears of water may come from your eyes.
E.g. Juan was so upset because his parents forgot to pick him up from school. When they found him he was crying in the playground – his face was red and wet.

5. Tune – a song or a melody.
E.g. My favourite tune is the song that Rihanna wrote with Coldplay – it’s beautiful.

Toon – An abreviation for the word ‘cartoon’
E.g. My favourite toon character is Buzz Light-Year. He is so handsome and funny, even though he isn’t real.

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