Homonyms Exercise (pages 26-27)

The derived homonyms are shown in red.

1.  park          /pɑ:k/                      

2.  book         /bʊk

3.  bank         /bæŋk/

4.  train          /treɪn/

5.  fly             /flaɪ/ 

6.  ring           /rɪŋ/    

7.  right          /raɪt/

8.  arms         /ɑ:mz/

9.  make up   /ˈmeɪk ʌp/ 

10. run           /rʌn/    

11. hard         /hɑ:d/

12. tip            /tɪp/        

Homographs Exercise (page 28)

2. The farm used to produce /prəˈdju:s/  produce /ˈprɒdju:s/ . 

3.  The dump was so full that it had to refuse  /rɪˈfju:z/ more refuse  /ˈrefju:s/.

4.  She could lead /li:d/ if she could get the lead   /led/   out.     

5.  The soldier decided to desert /dɪˈzɜ:t/ in the  desert   /ˈdezət/ .

6.  Since there’s no time like the present  /ˈprezṇt/, it was time to present   /ˈpri:zent/  

     the present  /ˈprezṇt/ .

7.  I did not object /əbˈʤekt/  to the object  /ˈɒbʤekt/  .


8.  To help with planting, the farmer taught her sow  /saʊ/  to sow  /səʊ/ .

9.  The insurance was invalid   /ˈɪnvælɪd/ for the  invalid  /ˈɪnvəli:d/ .

10.  There was a row /raʊ/  in the boat about how  to row  /rəʊ/ .


11.  They were too close /kləʊs/  to the door to close /kləʊz/ it.

12. Upon seeing the tear /teə/   in the painting, I  shed a tear  /tɪə/.

13.  The wind  /wɪnd/  was too strong to wind  /waɪnd/   the sail.

Homographs: Word-class Pairs  (page 29)

 1. (a)  His business interests conflict with his public duty.  


(b) This latest crisis may lead to armed conflict.


2. (a) The President has an armed escort


(b) The receptionist will escort visitors to the meeting room. 


3. (a) I cannot permit such behaviour. 


(b)  Have you got a permit?    


4. (a) I'm going to protest!


    (b) There will be a storm of protest.  


5. (a) The rebels in the hills will never surrender.


    (b) Every child rebels against authority at some stage.    


Homograph: Word-class Pairs Exercise (page 30)

  1.   (a) to decline to do something  refuse /rɪˈfju:z/   (verb)

         (b) rubbish  refuse    /ˈrefju:z/               (noun)

  2.   (a) get smaller contract   /kənˈtrækt/     (verb)

        (b) a legal agreement  contract   /ˈkɒntrækt/    (noun)

  3   (a) what is contained in something   content  /ˈkɒntent/      (noun)

        (b) happy, satisfied  content    /kənˈtent/     (adjective)

  4.   (a) a short passage from a longer text  extract /ˈekstrækt/   (noun)

        (b) to pull out  extract  /ɪkˈstrækt/ or /ekˈstrækt/    (verb)

  5.   (a) tiny minute /maɪˈnju:t/     (adjective)

         (b) sixty seconds minute /ˈmɪnɪt/   (noun)

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