air heir (воздух/проветрить наследник): fresh air; the heir to the throne

band band (отряд/группа завязка): a rock band; a rubber band

bank bank (насыпь/берег банк): the bank of the river; the bank of England

bare bear bear (голый нести/родить медведь): with bare hands; bear in mind; а polar bear

bark bark (лай/лаять кора): the dog barked at me; the bark of a tree

bat bat bat (летучая мышь бита моргнуть): blind as a bat; a baseball bat; not to bat an eyelid

be bee (быть пчела): to be or not to be; to be as busy as a bee

beat beet (бить свекла): to beat the drums; beets and carrots

brake break (тормоз перерыв/ломать): car brakes; let’s have a break; don’t break it

buy by bye (покупать около/у пока!): to buy a car; to sit by the window; bye-bye

cell sell (ячейка продавать): a prison cell; my cell phone; to buy and sell

cent scent (цент запах): 100 cents in a dollar; a faint scent of roses

coarse course (грубый курс): coarse fabric; a course of lectures

complement compliment (дополнение комплимент): verb complement; give a compliment

creak creek (скрип/скрипеть ручей): the floor creaks; a narrow creek

cue cue queue (намек/подсказка кий очередь): give a cue; billiard cue; stand in a queue

desert dessert (покидать десерт): to desert the village; apple pie for dessert

die dye (умереть краситель/окрашивать): he died two years ago; she dyed her hair red

earn urn (зарабатывать урна): to earn money; to earn respect; cremation urn

flea flee (блоха спасаться бегством): a flea market; to flee the country

flour flower (мука цветок): two cups of flour; a bunch of flowers

hair hare (волосы заяц): dark hair; he ran like a hare

hoarse horse (хриплый лошадь): a hoarse voice; to ride a horse

hole whole (дыра целый): a small hole in my dress; the whole world

I eye (я глаз): I can see it clearly; my left eye itches

lie lie lye (ложь/лгать лежать щелок): to tell a lie; to lie on the floor; a lye solution

main mane (главный грива): the main reason; a horse’s mane

maize maze (маис/кукуруза лабиринт): maize oil; a maze of streets

mall maul (пешеходная аллея кувалда/калечить): shopping mall; to be badly mauled

mean mean mean (значить посредственный/низкий средняя величина): what do you mean? it was mean of him to say it; mean speed

meat meet (мясо встретить): meat and potatoes; to meet with friends

none nun (ни один монахиня): none of them; she is a nun

pair pare pear (пара очищать от кожуры груша): a pair of gloves; to pare an apple; apples and pears

peace piece (мир/покой кусок): peace and quiet; a piece of bread

right rite write (правильный/правый/право обряд писать): that’s right; my right hand; civil rights; funeral rites; write a letter

sail sale (парус/плыть распродажа): to sail on a ship; I bought it on sale

sea see (море видеть): have you ever seen the sea at sunrise?

sew so sow (шить так сеять): to sew a dress; be so kind; to sow the seeds

some sum (некоторый сумма): I need some money; a large sum of money

son sun (сын солнце): he is my son; the sun is shining today

sound sound (звук здоровый): the sounds of music; a sound mind in a sound body

stalk stalk (стебель выслеживать/подкрадываться): corn stalk; to stalk a deer

tail tale (хвост рассказ): a bird with a long tail; a long and interesting tale

waist waste (талия излишняя трата): a slender waist; a waste of time

wait weight (ждать вес): to wait for an hour; her weight is 100 pounds

weak week (слабый неделя): weak eyes; next week

weather whether (погода ли): nice weather; ask her whether she wants to go

well well (хорошо колодец): very well; a deep well

which witch (который ведьма): which bag is yours? she was a real witch

whine wine (скулить вино): my dog often whines; red wine
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