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The long /oo/ sound

The letters oo are used to spell two slightly different sounds.

These examples are all words that are pronounced with a long /oo/ sound.

Say each word aloud. Can you hear the long oo sound?

Fish is a healthy food.
I could see from his smile that he was in a good mood.
The mosque has a dome on the roof.
I have absolute proof that he did it.
It was a spring morning and the air was cool.
Please pass me my tool box.
The big drum made a loud boom.
He peered into the gloom.
The spoon was silver.
She will arrive soon.
Would you like a scoop of ice cream?
I heard the hoot of an owl.
They had a lovely walk on the moor.
The film received poor reviews.

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Learn about these words in Unit 13. Spelling choices for /oo/ sound: oo, ou

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Other lists from Unit 13. Spelling choices for /oo/ sound: oo, ou

The short /oo/ sound
Long /oo/ spelled oo
Long /oo/ spelled ou
Long /oo/ spelled ui
Long /oo/ spelled u-e
Long /oo/ spelled ew This list contains British English spellings
More ways to spell short /oo/
More ways to spell long oo

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