OO Sound
 (moon, blue)

English Pronunciation, Lesson 06

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The OO sound (IPA symbol: u:) can be found in words such as: 
moon, food, too, blue, shoe, igloo, balloon, kangaroo, mushroom.

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

(Note: in the video the term "soft palate" will be mentioned.
Soft palate means "the soft part at the back of the top of the mouth".)

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

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

1) spoon

2) moon

3) food

4) too

5) blue

6) shoe

7) tool

8) igloo

9) who

10) mood

11) suit

12) balloon

13) noon

14) soon

15) clue

16) flu

17) rude

18) fool

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

1) I will eat some fruit.

2) The fool bought a new suit.

3) They eat food with a spoon.

4) There is no moon at noon.

5) My right shoe is blue, and my left shoe is blue, too.

7) We need more tools to finish the igloo.

8) Who is coming soon?

9) He is in a bad mood because of the flu, so I will bring him a balloon.

10) She is so rude only because she has no clue what to do.

Have you finished them all? Cool! 

Well done! You have completed the OO sound lesson.

Let's move on...

Your next lesson: Lesson 07, Short E Sound (pen, bed)

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)

Lesson 32: T and TT Sounds (true T sound, D sound, stop sound, silent T)

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