With teacher Georgiana since 2011.

#260 Homophones in English – There, their, they’re


In today’s lesson, we’re going to explore the fascinating world of homophones. These are words that sound the same but have different meanings, and sometimes can be tricky for English learners.

Don’t worry, though! By the end of this episode, you’ll have a solid understanding of homophones and be able to use them confidently in your everyday conversations.

Before you start listening, make sure to get the transcript on my website:

It’s free!

So, let’s dive in!

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and may be spelled differently. They can often cause confusion, as they sound identical, but their meanings can vary. Let’s explore some common examples of homophones to help clarify their usage.

Example 1: “Two,” “Too,” and “To”

Although they sound exactly alike, they have different meanings and uses.

Two” refers to the number 2, such as “I have two cats.”

Too” means also or in addition, for example, “I want to go too.”

To” is a preposition used to express direction, purpose, or recipient, as in “I’m going to the park.”

Example 2: “There,” “Their,” “They’re”

Let’s break them down:

There” is used to indicate a location or a point being discussed, like “The keys are over there.”

Their” is a possessive pronoun that shows ownership, such as “They brought their books.”

They’re” is a contraction of “they are,” as in “They’re going to the movies.”

Example 3: “Write” and “Right”

Our final example focuses on two words that sound identical but have distinct meanings:

Write” means to put words on paper or create text, like “Please write your name.”

Right” can refer to correctness, direction, or the opposite of left, such as

“The answer is right” or “Turn right at the intersection.”



  • Audio MP3 (right-click to save the audio)
  • FULL-TEXT PDF (right-click to save the TEXT)

Recommended Material:


 your English pronunciation! Whether you’re a beginner or looking to perfect your accent, this course is designed to help you speak clearly and confidently.




With Georgiana’s method  I have started speaking English from minute one and this is exactly what I needed. With the traditional method you will practice grammar, grammar and grammar, but with Georgiana’s method you will practice listening and speaking and in my opinion this is the most important thing when you are learning a new language. Ricardo

“Thanks to Georgiana, I have lost my fear of speaking English. I have eliminated my frustration and started to enjoy this language.” Miriam

“I did not study English when I was a child. I contacted Georgiana at a time when I felt blocked. She has helped me to lose my fear of speaking English.” Ana