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Never be scared of writing
the wrong word again.
there/they’re/their, your/you’re, to/too, whose/who’s, its/it’s…
Do you have problems remembering which one to use?
Frustrated, annoyed, fed-up with yourself that you don’t
know which is which?
Now you can spell well even if you think you’re too old, too jaded, or
have too many nasty school experiences.
were/we’re/where, bear/bare, here/hear, whether/weather, past/passed, course/coarse,
break/brake, pour/pore/paw, pear/pair…
These are homophones = same sound, different spelling & different meaning.
There are hundreds of these words that trip up the most accomplished speller.
Homophones are tricky because the computer won’t tell you if you’ve used the wrong one.
For example: I want to buy that pear or
I want to buy that pair?
To tell you the truth, I used to get words like there, their, they’re, were, where, wear, it’s its, to, too, two wrong until I learnt all about how to remember which is which.
Now I want to teach you all the tricks & strategies on how to master these tricky words that I’ve learnt over 16 years of teaching them.
I’ve just finished working on this Masterclass and it’s taken me months of hard work to develop it and to find the best information, techniques & exercises to help you.
The course consists of over 10 Modules with exercises, games, spelling tests & videos (including guest videos, & exercises from some of the best in the business.)
I’ve also included words that are near homophones, and also the most commonly confused words such as lose/loose, advice/advise, quiet / quite…
This masterclass will help you:
learn all the ways & tricks to remember these words
become super confident that you’re using the right words
increase your vocabulary
understand the common mistakes & spot the ‘danger’ zones
write & proofread with confidence
Module 1: 10 of the the most common homophone mistakes – there/their/they’re, to, too, two, you’re your etc.
Module 2: 10 more common homophone mistakes – allowed/aloud, pause/paws/pores/pours…
Module 3: The 5 most difficult homophones – its/it’s, bear/bare, whose/who’s, passed/past…
Module 4: “business”, “academic” homophones- stationary/stationery, due/dew…
Module 5: “family” , “home” homophones – aren’t/aunt, son/sun, father/farther…
Module 6: Homographs – words that are spelt the same but have different meanings and pronunciation e.g. row/row, content/content, minute/minute…
Module 7: Confusing words (nearly homophones) e.g. lose/loose, advice/advise…
Module 8: homophones + apostrophes
Module 9: regular past
Module 10: irregular past
Module 11: silent ‘e’/magic ‘e’
And much much more.
Using memory tricks & spelling strategies to remember which word to use is important so I’ve included my Spelling Strategies video as a bonus for you.
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homo = same phone = sound
There are about 300 homophones but not all are commonly used. We use about 50 on a regular basis.
In this Masterclass we’ll look at the most common ones. Using visual clues, dictionary definitions, common phrases, idioms, memory tricks you’ll discover how to learn these words and hopefully write them automatically.
In his book, (with the homophone title) Eyes before Ease, Professor Larry Beason says:
If you write, “We need too right a letter,” the spell-checker will not detect a misspelling. In terms of writing done on a computer, such homophone errors are the most common type of misspelling, sometimes the only type you might see in a word-processed document.
One way to avoid these misspellings is to be aware of the most common homophones and proofread carefully when using them.
[And work on the ones that confuse you the most] and if in two weeks you can thoroughly remember the difference between three or four homophone errors, that would be an important victory.
Can you spot the 6 homophone mistakes?
I want to thank you fore you’re emails and lessons. Their are too many words I don’t no how to spell.
Is they’re a way to learn to spell well? I hope to here from you soon.
Thank you again.
1. Did you spot the mistakes?
2. Did you spot the correct usage? (he used to, too correctly)
“I want to thank you fore/ for you’re / your emails and lessons. Their /There are too many words I don’t no / know how to spell.
Is they’re / there a way to learn to spell well? I hope to here / hear from you soon.”
*Concentrating on the homophones you have trouble with is very important.
*There’s no need to work on words you don’t have trouble with.
And that’s why the Homophones Masterclass has a series of self-assessment tests (do one below). And also you can email me a short paragraph and I will tell you your problems. What a bargain for a tenner!!!
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I would like _________ opinion please.
You got it right – your
The correct answer is your
You should work on your and you’re
I went to _______ house for dinner.
Excellent, you got it right – their
The correct answer is their
You need to work on there, their, they’re
Did you _____ someone at the door?
Great, you’re right – hear
The correct answer is hear
Work on here /hear
Why don’t you come to the cinema _____?
You got it right – too
The correct answer is too (which means also/as well – “Why don’t you come as well/ also?“)
Try working on to, too, two
I need to ______ some milk from the supermarket.
Great, you got it right – buy
The correct answer is buy
work on the by/buy/bye
What games did you like playing when you ______ a child?
Excellent, you’re right – were
The correct word is were
Work on where, we’re, wear, were
I had _______ days off because of the flu.
You’re right – four
The correct word is four
You should work on for, four, fore
I really want _____ have a walk in the country this weekend.
Excellent, you got it – to
The correct word is to
Work on to, too, two
Please put this _____ it’ll be safe.
You’re correct – where
The correct word is where
work on where, were, we’re wear
The pressure was ____ much so the valve blew.
Excellent, you’re right – too
The correct word is too
You should work on to, too, two
How many weeks are _______ left till the Christmas holidays?
Great, you got it – there
The correct word is there
Work on there, their, they’re
Let’s have a short break and have some of _____ cake.
Brill! You got it – your
The correct word is your
Work on your and you’re
I really need to ________ if I have that job or not.
Great! You got it right – know
The correct word is – know
Work on no and know
I’m sorry but ______ too late, we’re closing.
Brill! You got it right – you’re = you are
The correct word is you’re = you are
Work on your and you’re
We _____ dinner in a noisy cafe
You got it right – ate
The correct word is ate
Work on eight and ate
This is such a noisy place I can’t _____ myself think
Yes, you got it right – hear
The correct word is hear – I can’t hear myself think
Work on here and hear
I want to ______ really well but I need to improve my spelling.
Yes, you’re correct – write
The correct word is write
Work on write, right, rite, wright
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(Thanks to the Oxford Dictionary Online)
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Which means simple?
Great – you’re correct – plain
The correct answer is plain.
memory trick – plain and simple
plane = aircraft = airplane
Which one means expected?
Brill! You’re right – due
The correct word is due
But dew = condensed vapour, tiny droplets of water outside especially in the morning – memory trick – dew = water
Which is part of our stomach?
Excellent! You’re right – navel
The correct word is navel
memory trick – navel on your belly
The other naval is nautical – He’s a naval officer in the navy.
Can you think of a memory trick?
Which one means connections?
You’re correct – links
The correct one is links
lynx is an animal (and body deodorant for men! Lynx)
Which one is a herb?
Brill! You’re right – thyme
The correct word is thyme
Which one means a vegetable?
Yes! You’re right – beet
The correct word is beet
Which one means to permit / permitted / it’s OK to do something?
Excellent! You got the right one – allowed
The correct word is allowed
aloud means audible, out loud not in a whisper.
Which one is money – £10?
Great you got it – tenner
The correct word is tenner = ten pounds = a tenner
tenor is a singer
Which one is an underground fighter?
Excellent you have it – guerrilla
The correct word is guerrilla
gorilla is an ape / animal
Which one means pursued?
Excellent! You’re right – chased
The correct word is chased
to chase – chased (past tense)
chaste means pure
People from every walk of life, regardless of their educational level and background, make mistakes when spelling words such as “principle” and “principal”, “desert” and “dessert”, “stationery” and “stationary”, as well as dozens of other everyday, same-sounding words, i.e. homophones.
The most common mistake is with there, their, they’re
there = place. Use a word within a word memory trick – here there where
their = possession. My car, their car. their – i I/my – my – his – her – our – their.
or word within a word – their heir to their heirlooms
they’re is a contraction of they are so when reading your work back say they’re as ‘they are’ and you’ll soon see if it fits.
hear or here? Can you see the word within a word you can use?
hear with your ear
here = place – here there where
stationery or stationary? e or a
Stationery = envelopes, pens, paper etc.
Stationary = at the station.
piece or peace? Use the word within a word trick, can you see it?
A piece of pie
peace and love
I use memory tricks all the time. Even if you know how to spell these words you still need to be able to proofread your emails and spot the mistakes. (Sometimes these homophone mistakes are straightforward typos when your brain types the first homophone automatically so that’s why you need to always proofread.
So go on and do yourself a favour and start to really learn these awkward, tricky but great words.
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Learning to spell well has made a huge difference to my life, job prospects and my writing. I cringe at the mistakes I used to make. Spelling can be learned in a few simple lessons if you work at it.
Like anything in life if you want it and work at it you’ll get it.
Dreaming about improving your spelling & writing won’t improve it, but joining this course will.
Don’t think you can’t spell well because you can – yes, you really can.
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