OH Sound
ɔː (four, store)

English Pronunciation, Lesson 10

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The OH sound (IPA symbol: ɔː) can be found in English words such as: 
store, four, sort, war, floor, or, court, north, short, sport, support.

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The sound OH
Watch the following video to learn how to pronounce this sound correctly:



Have you watched it? Good! Let's practice...

Say these words out loud (OH sound is bold):

1) or

2) door

3) war

4) four

5) shore

6) snore

7) floor

8) for

9) course

10) court

11) north

12) short

13) sport

14) support

15) sort

16) boring

17) warning

18) morning


Now say these sentences out loud (OH sound is bold):


1) Do you want to fix the door or the floor?

2) Can I have more of that warm soup?

3) They received four warnings.

4) It was boring to swim to the shore.

5) He sort of snores.

7) I am starting a short course on foreign languages.

8) He doesn't like any sort of horse sport.

9) I was born in a court.

10) We did not receive a formal order.


Have you finished them all? Cool! 

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Well done! You have completed the OH sound lesson.

Let's move on...

Your next lesson: Lesson 11, Short A Sound (cat, fat)

List of Lessons

Lesson 01: International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)

Lesson 02: Word Stress and Syllables

Lesson 03: Long E sound (meet, see)

Lesson 04: Short I Sound (sit, hit)

Lesson 05: UH Sound (put, foot)

Lesson 06: OO Sound (moon, blue)

Lesson 07: Short E sound (pen, bed)

Lesson 08: Schwa Sound (the, about)

Lesson 09: UR Sound (turn, learn)

Lesson 10: OH Sound (four, store)

Lesson 11: Short A Sound (cat, fat)

Lesson 12: UH Sound (but, luck)

Lesson 13: Soft A Sound (arm, father)

Lesson 14: Long O Sound (boat, know)

Lesson 15: Long A Sound (say, pain, make)

Lesson 16: Short O Sound (not, off, socks)

Lesson 17: Diphthong (a combination of two vowel sounds)

Lesson 18: P Sound (cup, punch, pull) and B sound (cub, bunch, bull)

Lesson 19: The Nasal Sounds (M, N, NG)

Lesson 20: F Sound (four, lift, graph, tough) and V Sound (love, knives, grave, vine)

Lesson 21: W Sound (wow, quit, where)

Lesson 22: R Sound (red, sorry, write)

Lesson 23: H Sound (he, behind, who)

Lesson 24: T Sound (top, it, later) and D Sound (do, had, made)

Lesson 25: S Sound (sit, box, cats) and Z Sound (zip, buzz, boys)

Lesson 26: K Sound (kid, talk, black) and G Sound (go, big, dog)

Lesson 27: L Sound: Light L & Dark L (tall, like, English)

Lesson 28: Y Consonant Sound (yes, you, beyond)

Lesson 29: CH Sound (China, century, watch) and J Sound (Germany, educate , judge)

Lesson 30: TH Consonant Sounds – voiced TH sound (the, father, them) and voiceless (unvoiced) TH sound (think, birthday, south)

Lesson 31: SH (shop, chef, special) and ZH (usual, massage, Asia)

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