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Study the word list: The long /oo/ sound

The spelling pattern oo is used to represent two slightly different sounds in English: the long /oo/ sound like in the word soon and the short /oo/ sound like in the word soot.

The examples in this list are all words that contain a long /oo/ sound. Click on the speaker icon before each word to hear how to say it or try the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check spelling activity to learn how to pronounce the long /oo/ sound in these words yourself. Avoid confusion with the short /oo/ sound by paying attention to the context of the word.

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

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

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food
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food
mood
roof
proof
cool
tool
boom
gloom
spoon
soon
scoop
hoot
moor
poor

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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
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