Topic

/əʉ/ vs /o:/ – e.g. so vs saw

Topic Progress:

Complete the exercise by:

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

/əʉ/ – /o:/ x 2

oweor
əʉ

so – saw
səʉ – s

boat – bought
bəʉt – bt

drone – drawn
drəʉn – drn

folk – fork
fəʉk – fk

know – nor
nəʉ – n

mow – more
məʉ – m

note – naught
nəʉt – nt

poke – pork
pəʉk – pk

show – sure
ʃəʉ – ʃ

chose – chores
ʧəʉz – ʧz

close – claws
kləʉs – klz

doe – door
dəʉ – d

dome – dorm
dəʉm – dm

doze – doors
dəʉz – dz

moaning – morning
ˈməʉnɪŋ – ˈmnɪŋ

snow – snore
snəʉ – sn

stow – store
stəʉ – st

cone – corn
kəʉn – kn

coast – coursed
kəʉst – kst

code – cord
kəʉd – kd

go – gore
gəʉ – g

low – law
ləʉ – l

foam – form
fəʉm – fm

hone – horn
həʉn – hn

show – shore
ʃəʉ – ʃ

choke – chalk
ʧəʉk – ʧk

copes – corpse
kəʉps – kps

node – gnawed
nəʉd – nd

mowed – moored
məʉd – md


Tongue Twisters:


Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. No, the law wrote nought war notes.
  2. Crows can’t crawl nor draw bows or balls.
  3. Moana honed her horn skills to show on shore.
  4. So, on the boat she’d bought she’d drawn a drone.
  5. The lone crab closed his claws and chose his chores.
  6. A chalk goat was choked whilst gawking at the broken fork.
  7. The load of moored boats bored me whilst I mowed the lawn.
  8. The doe owes more now the laws have closed the low doors.
  9. Brody’s corpse was forced over the course by a doped up horse.
  10. Poke the pork brought by the bloke who caught it with his coat.