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Vocab- Homonyms and Homophones
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson, the students will learn what homonyms and homophones are and how to observe the difference and avoid misleading and misunderstanding. After the vocab, it will be follow by a activity to provide them practice with the language.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of homonyms and homophones words in the context of word play

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy and fluency speaking practice in a homonyms and homophones words in the context of word play conversations


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- T present a joke- what the Egg said to the fork? - SS should try to guess the answer, after 1 min trying T shows the slide with the Answer- I am going to beat you (beat means win and stir fast)

Testing existent knowledge- (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

- Ss are showed a slide with the words Right, fine, mean, park, fun, glasses and asked to individually work on their own to find out the meaning. (they will have 2 min) - SS are going to listen a audio(30 sec) and ask write down the words they listened. -SS will be send in to group to check their answers ( 3 min) -SS when get back will have the AK.

Teaching (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

- T will present a slide divided in 2 homonyms and homophones and elicit from SS what they mean. - SS will get the explanation of what is homonyms and homophones made by their peers. - T will elicit and concept check both and give examples to help them if necessary. - Ss will do exercises 5(homonyms) and 7(homophones) in this stage.

Testing if they understood (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

- T give them exercise 4 to be completed in 3 min, in to groups (homonyms) - Ss will get the answers with the audio (1min10s) - T give them exercise 6 to be completed in 3 min, in to groups - SS get the feedback in the main room.

Speaking and Applying Practice (Freer Practice) (10-13 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- SS will be divided in 2 groups, they will have 5 min to come up with at least one joke using homonyms( more the merrier); and discuss a possible/fictional or a real situation if use the wrong word (homophones) (preferably in English). - Ss back from the groups should tell the joke and the situation to the class, If they do not came up with anything T will ask for examples in their L1.

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