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Review of Vowel Sounds

1. Sort these thirty-two words into the eight groups below. Remember that [ur] has strong stress, and [ər] does not. Remember, too, that if a word has just one vowel sound, that vowel has a strong stress.

& \text{love} && \text{produce} && \text{voice} && \text{druggist}\\& \text{wood} && \text{woolen} && \text{musically} && \text{include}\\& \text{early} && \text{canoe} && \text{journalist} && \text{argue}\\& \text{humorist} && \text{lose} && \text{poison} && \text{worse}\\& \text{statue} && \text{thousand} && \text{choose} && \text{mountain}\\& \text{voyager} && \text{former} && \text{labor} && \text{should}\\& \text{allowed} && \text{continue} && \text{serve} && \text{worship}\\& \text{occurred} && \text{reserve} && \text{prove} && \text{tourist}

Words that contain. . .
[ur] [ər]
early serve humorist former
occurred worse voyager labor
reserve worship
journalist tourist
Words that contain...
[\bar{\mathrm{u}}] [\mathrm{y}\bar{\mathrm{u}}] [\dot{\mathrm{u}}]
statue choose humorist wood
produce prove continue woolen
canoe include musically should
lose argue
Words that contain...
[u]: [oi]: [\mathrm{o}\dot{\mathrm{u}}]
love voyager allowed
druggist voice thousand
poison mountain

2. Fill in the blanks:

Name of the sound:

Written symbol of the


Word that contains the


Short <u> [u] just
Dotted <u> [\dot{\mathrm{u}}] Answers will vary.
Long <oo> [\bar{u}] Answers will vary
Long <yu> [y\bar{u}] cute
Schwa [ə] Answers will vary

Watch the Middles!

journ al ist
journ al ist
journ al ist
journ al ist
al low ed
al low ed
al low ed
al low ed

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