Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Teaching (Homophones)

Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings!

Let’s take a look at these two sentences:

  1. Ella loved chocolate mousse.
  2. There are lots of wild moose in Canada.

In this example, ‘mousse’ and ‘moose’ sound the same, but they have different spellings and drastically different meanings!

Ella doesn’t love to eat chocolate moose (the animal), but the dessert.

Similarly, there are not many wild puddings called ‘mousse’ in Canada!

Let’s try another one:

  1. She mowed the lawn on Tuesday.
  2. He put his TV in sleep mode.

The meaning derived from M-O-W-E-D is very different from M-O-D-E, so the key here is to be careful with our spellings and not mix them up!