Topic

/ɔ/ vs /əʉ/ – e.g. not vs note

Topic Progress:

Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

/ɔ/ – /əʉ/ x 2

not – note
nɔt – nəʉt

bot – boat
bɔt – bəʉt

want – won’t
wɔnt – wəʉnt

got – goat
gɔt – gəʉt

hop – hope
hɔp – həʉp

on – own
ɔn – əʉn

cost – coast
kɔst – kəʉst

non – known
nɔn – nəʉn

odd – owed
ɔd – əʉd

rod – road
rɔd – rəʉd

rot – wrote
rɔt – rəʉt

sop – soap
sɔp – səʉp

stock – stoke
stɔk – stəʉk

tossed – toast
tɔst – təʉst

wok – woke
wɔk – wəʉk

block – bloke
blɔk – bləʉk

bond – boned
bɔnd – bəʉnd

bossed – boast
bɔst – bəʉst

clock – cloak
klɔk – kləʉk

cock – coke
kɔk – kəʉk

cod – code
kɔd – kəʉd

cop – cope
kɔp – kəʉp

mod – mowed
mɔd – məʉd

lot – lote
lɔt – ləʉt

slop – slope
slɔp – sləʉp

glob – globe
glɔb – ˈgləʉb

foggy – fogey
ˈfɔgi – ˈfəʉgi

cocks – coax
kɔks – kəʉks

odd – ode
ɔd – əʉd


Tongue Twisters:


Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. The bloke‘s goat got blocked by a rope of socks.
  2. Bob’s odd throne shone on the sloppy rocky slope.
  3. Don’t often offer drops of Coke to dopey lost dogs.
  4. Old fogeys don’t want to cope with boasting bosses.
  5. Beau the cop told the bloke to drop the coke and dope.
  6. Oafs often owe the globe the most both stocks to stoke.
  7. Rose won’t want to open sopping blocks of soap slowly.
  8. Blow off blocks of frozen frocks and slop them on the slopes.
  9. A box of frozen cocks coaxed the frog to go off slowly into the fog.
  10. We don’t and won’t bother cloaking the clock with her spotted frock.