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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
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  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  6. Consonants: Pronunciation Exercises
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  7. Consonants: Minimal Pairs
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  8. 3 Pronunciations of Past Participles: -ED
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Lesson 3, Topic 5
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ʊ – e.g. wood, should

Peter Smissen January 29, 2018
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Listen to the audio file and repeat these words aloud.

hood – hʊd 
wood – wʊd 
foot – fʊt 
could – kʊd 
would – wʊd 
should – ʃʊd 
cook – kʊk 
look – lʊk 
took – tʊk 
book – bʊk 
hook – hʊk 
stood – stʊd


ʊ – Tongue Twisters



Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. I couldn’t have stood a good five minutes.
  2. The crook would have understood the book.
  3. He drew a rook in the notebook that they took.
  4. The good chook always stood alone in the woods.
  5. He stood and took another look at what he’d cooked.
  6. He mistook a good handful of hooks for a wooden foot.
  7. A mouthful of wood wouldn’t taste good even if cooked.
  8. We couldn’t pull the wool because the bull was too cool.
  9. The bull stood on the book to look in the neighbourhood.
  10. She should try putting the pudding on the woman’s wooden rug.