Spelling the sound /oo/: oo, ou, ui

Teaching point This page looks at more ways of spelling the long / / sound.

The most common spelling is oo but a few words use ou or ui.

Learning English spelling of words with oo sound Learning English spelling of words with oo sound Learning English spelling of words with oo sound
oo as in boot ou as in soup ui as in fruit
loose
moose*
noose
goose
doodle
poodle
noodle
baboon
racoon
balloon
cartoon
lagoon
monsoon
pontoon
tycoon
schooner
bamboo
kangaroo
shampoo
tattoo
...and many more
you
youth
mousse*
group
route*
routine
coupon
goulash
acoustic
through*
wound
troupe*
juice
cruise*
bruise
suitable
suit

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NOTE: Words marked * are homophones. Please see page 11.

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Unit 13: Spelling the sound /oo/

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