Paying attention to the sounds.

energetic gentle noisy warm-hearted thankful gleeful cautious humble calm hard-working strange rude unhelpful worried glad talkative bright witty happy polite shy kind quiet sad affable stable practical charming tidy cruel unfriendly mean glum generous cheeky lazy vain superstitious easy-going powerful curious sociable charitable


__ ______sociable ______ _____________ noisy_________

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Activity 12. Use your dictionary to find the silent letters in the words.

Circle the silent letter in each word.

honest comb palm gnome knee salmon psyche pneumonia autumn island knob fasten

Activity 13. Rhyming pairs. Re-arrange the following 30 words so

That you have 15 rhyming pairs.

1. love

2. prove

3. farm

4. spite

5. charm

6. wove

7. fate

8. grow

9. blue

10. chain

11. bough

12. through

13. now

14. weight

15. plot

16. move

17. rough

18. done

19. form

20. cove

21. warm

22. dove

23. height

24. new

25. true

26. run

27. muff

28. lot

29. plane

30. know

Activity 14. Fill in the gaps and read the rhymes.

Activity 15. Read the words in bold, find the difference between them,

Translate the sentences.

Perfect your perfect English!

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm was used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4. We must polish the Polish furniture.

5. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.

6. Since there is no time like the present, I think it's time to present the present.

7. A sea-bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

8. As he made his bow, his bow tie fell off.

9. I did not object to the object.

10. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.

11. There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.

12. They weren't close enough to close the door.

13. The buck does funny things when does are present.

14. A seamstress and a sewer fell into a sewer.

15. To help with the planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.

16. The wind was too strong for them to wind the sail.

17. After a number of injections my jaw got number.

18. On seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.

19. They had to subject the subject to series of tests.

20. He moped when someone stole his moped.

Activity 16. Read homophones and their explanation.

A. air what we breathe beachthe sea shore

heirone entitled to a dead beech a tree

person’s property

allowed permitted boy a male child

aloud loud enough to buoy a floating marker for ships

be heard

brake a device to checkcerealwheat, barley and

speed oats are all cereals

break to cause something serial a story or film

to come into pieces appearing in parts

check to stop; a squared coarse rough


cheque an order to a bank to course a track; an onward

pay money movement

currant a dried grapefoul filthy; wicked; vile

current a flow of water, air fowl a bird

B. Choose the correct word from thepair above to complete each sentence.

1. cereal serial Cornflakes are his favourite _____.

2. currant current These _____ buns are delicious.

3. foul fowl Fulham were awarded a free-kick for a ____ on their goalkeeper.

4. air heir Prince Charles is _____ to the throne.

5. brake break New blocks had to be fitted to the front ____ of the bicycle.