UNIT 6: /u:/ and /ʊ/

UNIT 6: /u:/ and /ʊ/

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CHAPTER 1: Vowels

UNIT 6: /u:/ and /ʊ/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/u:/

WordIPASound
fruit/fruːt/ 
pool/puːl/ 
suit/suːt/ 

Make your lips round.
 

Tongue placement is at the back of the mouth. Prolong the vowel sound a little.

/ʊ/

WordIPASound
full/fʊl/ 
pull/pʊl/ 
sugar/ʃʊɡər/ 

Make your lips a little less round than the one on the left.

Tongue placement is at the back of the mouth. Pronounce the vowel sound quickly.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
blue/bluː/ 
who/huː/ 
movie/muːvi/ 
boot/buːt/ 
noon/nuːn/ 
roof/ruːf/ 
zoo/zuː/ 
afternoon/æftərnuːn/ 
food/fuːd/ 
cool/kuːl/ 
balloon/bəluːn/ 
group/ɡruːp/ 
juice/dʒuːs/ 
ruler/ruːlər/ 
news/nuːz/ 
shampoo/ʃæmpuː/ 
WordIPASound
book/bʊk/ 
tourist/tʊrəst/ 
cook/kʊk/ 
foot/fʊt/ 
put/pʊt/ 
woman/wʊmən/ 
tour/tʊr/ 
wool/wʊl/ 
good/ɡʊd/ 
brook/ˈbrʊk/ 
shook/ˈʃʊk/ 
wood/wʊd/ 
put/pʊt/ 
football/fʊtbɒl/ 
look/lʊk/ 
notebook/noʊtbʊk/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/u:/
1. She swims in a pool.
2. He is wearing a suit.
3. The child picked the blue crayon.
4. Who is our teacher?

/ʊ/ 5. The glass is full of water.
6. I put sugar in my coffee.
7. I am reading a book about dragons.
8. My father will cook lunch today.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.
Tutor: What will you do this weekend?
Student: I will go to the pool.
Tutor: That’s great! Do not forget to bring your bathing suit.
Student: Of course not! I bought a new bathing suit.
Tutor: What color is it? Student: It is blue.
Tutor: That’s nice. What else will you take to the pool?
Student: I will also bring a book. I will read by the pool.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Blue birds flew around the roof and pool.
    Lou in a suit said, “boo” and “shoo.”
2. Butch is looking for his cookbook.
He found wood, wool, and a hook.