Homonyms - Detect Word Meaning Through
Ring - Wring
Homonyms are groups of two or three words that have the same
pronunciation but different spellings and meanings. There are
many homonyms in English and you can only understand the
meaning of the word by listening to the context of the
Our homonyms for this week are:
a. ring: (noun) a circular band
worn on the finger, (verb) to make a sound or tone
b. wring: to twist or squeeze
something to make it dry
Listen as I say each sentence and choose the correct word
from the pair of homonyms above. Remember that homonyms sound
the same so you can only understand the meaning of the word
from the context of the sentence.
Click Play to listen now:
- My alarm clock will ring at 6:30 am.
- Please wring out the towel in the sink.
- Laurie has a beautiful gold wedding ring.
(Answers: a, b, a)
Featured Learning Resource:
This is an easy to use resource developed by
Chi-Fen Emily Chen,
Ph.D. at the National Kaohsiung First
University of Science and Technology in
The Consonants section has a well organized
table of English consonants with sample words
and sound files. There is also a consonant
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