Homophones: Kim’s Flour Power

Homophones are words with different meanings and spellings, but with the same pronunciation (in British English). Look out for the homophones in bold in the text and then check out the glossary to understand the difference between the homophones.

The American socialite, Kim Kardashian is probably used to receiving plenty of flowers and expensive wine. However, she probably wasn’t expecting to whine about the type of flower she got recently. She was on the red carpet in Hollywood launching her new perfume when she was unexpectedly attacked with flour! An unidentified woman threw the cooking ingredient right on Kim’s head, and although she wasn’t hurt, her ego was certainly left sore. As a lot of the press were there, photographers and TV cameras saw and captured the incident. The woman who committed the white-powdered assault managed to get through security but she didn’t manage to escape, as she was caught running down the road. The day of the incident last week had all started so well for Kim, as she arrived wearing a smart black blazer, leather trousers and a new blue blouse. After being flour-bombed, she was quickly rushed into the hotel where the event was taking place. She got dressed and came back out to the press and made a joke of the situation, but everyone knew she was humiliated and tried to laugh it off so that she didn’t look weak. Kim Kardashian is only famous for being a reality-star, where TV cameras followed her super-rich family (totalling eight members) and their daily lives – including what they wore and ate. Paris Hilton and Kim reign as the queens of reality TV and you would think that they would be rivals and at war with each other. However, rather surprisingly, they are good friends and come rain, wind or shine, both are normally seen out partying or at an opening for something. (Interestingly, in English to describe someone like this who goes to every opening party, you say, “He/She would go to the opening of an envelope”). There’s no official reason why she was targeted by the protestor, although according to reports it is because she wears fur, mainly around her waist. She responded by saying that if protestors are trying to promote non-violence towards animals, then why are they being violent towards humans. Very poetic and I am sure people will now listen to her wise words when she’s next out drinking booze. As well as less boos, people won’t waste food but attack her with love!


You say these sets of words with exactly the same pronunciation

plant/white powder used for baking
alcoholic drink/to complain
past of throw/go one side to another
past of see/when something hurts
not strong/7 days from Monday to Sunday
not old/past of know
dominate or have power in something/water from the sky
past of wear/fight
number/past of eat
part of body between legs and body/to do something with value
alcohol/sound of displeasure from people

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