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The short /oo/ sound

The letters oo are used to spell two slightly different sounds. These words have the short oo sound as in book.

good
I could see from his smile that he was in a good mood.
wood
Could you chop some wood for the fire?
cook
We cook in the kitchen.
look
He tried not to look into the bright light.
soot
The fireplace was covered in soot.
foot
I dipped my foot in the freezing water.
wool
Her new sweater was made from wool.

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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 long /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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