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1.23: The Four Long and Short < u > Sounds

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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The Four Long and Short <u> Sounds

1. There are two different short <u> sounds. You can hear the first one in the word duck. We write it this way: [u]. We call it short <u>.

You can hear the second short <u> sound in the word bull. We write it this way: [oo˘]. We call it short <oo>, which sounds like “short ooh”.

2. There are also two different long <u> sounds. You can hear the first one in the word tuna. We write it [oo¯]. We call it long <oo>, which sounds like “long ooh.”

You can hear the second long <u> sound in the word mule. We write this second long <u> [yoo¯]. We call it long <yu>, which sounds like “long you.”

3. Listen for the short and long <u>'s in these words. Then sort the words into the four groups below:

butwhosegovernfuelfruitusedschoolpuppycouldviewgoodfewzoothroughcubetouchmusicenoughrulenumber

5. Write two other words with [u]: __________

6. Write two other words with [oo˘]: __________

7. Write two other words with [oo¯]: __________

8. Write two other words with [yoo¯]: __________

9. Write two words with [i]: __________

10. Write two words with [ī]: __________

11. Write two words with [o]: __________

12. Write two words with [ō]: __________

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