Spelling Term 1 Week 5

 Activity One:

Use a dictionary to help you explain the two meanings of the following homophones and homographs

  1. roll and role
  2. vice and vice
  3. won and one
  4. council and counsel
  5. lie and lie
  6. tear and tear.

Roll: to move along a surface by  turning over and over.

Role: a part or character played by an actor or actress.

Vice: a bad habit. “My vice is chocolate. It’s not good for me but I really like it”

Vice: a fault. A minor vice in his handwriting 

Won: past tense for win. I won the race!

One: the first and lowest whole number.

Council: an assembly of people made for giving advice.

Counsel: advice.

Lie: a false statement.

Lie: to recline.

Tear: liquid that flows from the eye as a result of emotion.

Tear: to rip.

Activity Two:

Use a dictionary to assist you to formulate the meaning of 5 list words.

Roll: to move along a surface by  turning over and over.

Tear: (tee-ar)  liquid that flows from the eye as a result of emotion.

Council: an assembly of people made for giving advice, particularly on government issues.

One: the first and lowest whole number.

A single unit or individual.

Role: a part or character played by an actor or actress, in a play or performance.

Activity Three:

Please complete the following passage with the correct homophones.

The Mayor (mare, Mayor) of our local  council (council, counsel) has approved a project to build a road (road, rode)through a local park. My mother wrote  to (too, to) our local member to say the   rights (rights, writes, rites) of children had been denied. As a  tax  (tacks, tax)payer she felt she  had to have her say as did many other people who also  sent ( sent, scent, cent) their objections through the  mail ( male, mail). The  road (rode, road) has been  allowed (allowed, aloud) to go ahead anyway. The council (council, counsel) won(won, one).