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Lesson 3. A Spoonfull of Sugar.



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/u:/ and /u/


Lesson 3; Part A


How to make the sound /u:/ 

important.jpg/u:/ is a long sound. Look at the diagram.
Listen and then say the sound.
Make your lips into a tunnel shape.
Your tongue is a long way back in your mouth.
Target sound: /u:/
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Lesson 3; Part B


galka.jpgSound and spelling
/u:/ is often spelled oo, ou, oe, u, ue or ew.
Listen and say these words. 
too   group   shoe   blue
galka.jpgWhen the spelling is u or ew, there is often a /j/ sound before the /u:/.
Listen and say these words.
music   new
galka.jpgThere are also other spellings of /u:/.
Listen and say these other words with /u:/.
two   fruit   juice
galka.jpgNow listen and say these phrases. 
  1. me too
  2. work in groups
  3. new shoes
  4. red and blue
  5. listen to the music
  6. forty-two
  7. fruit juice

note.jpgNote: /ju:/ is the name of the letter U in the alphabet.

Lesson 3; Part C

important.jpgHow to make the sound /u/
/u/ is a short sound.
Look at the diagram.
Listen and then say the sound.
Your tongue is not so far back as for /u:/.
Target sound: /u/

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Lesson 3; Part D

galka.jpgSound and spelling 
 

galka.jpg/u/ is often spelled u, oo or ou.
Listen and say these words.
full     sugar     book     foot     would

galka.jpgListen and say this other word with /u/.
woman

galka.jpgNow listen and say these phrases.

  1. My bag's full.
  2. Where's my book?
  3. my left foot
  4. a kilo of sugar
  5. Who's that woman?

 



Exercises

 

galka.jpgCircle the words with /u:/. (There are nine.)
foodu: sound    fourno u: sound     Juneu: sound     lookno u: sound     newsu: sound     roomu: sound     schoolu: sound     soupu: sound     spoonu: sound     sugarno u: sound    townno u: sound    Tuesdayu: sound     twou: sound

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat. 

find.jpgPut the /u:/ words from Exercise 1 in the sentences.
  1. Do you like fast_______food?
  2. Are you coming to_______school?
  3. It's_______Tuesdaythe second of_______.June
  4. Let's watch the_______news.
  5. _______room two is over there.
  6. Here's a_______spoon for your_______soup.
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
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galka.jpgCircle the words with /u/. (There are six.)
booku sound    cookeryu sound     coughno u sound     couldu sound     goodu sound     lookingu sound     lunchno u sound     soonno u sound     sugaru sound    thoughtno u sound     throughno u sound

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
find.jpgPut the /u/ words from Exercise 3 in the sentences.
  1. Do you take_______sugar?
  2. _______Couldyou help me? I'm_______looking for a_______good cookery _______book.
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

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Circle the words that have /u:/ or
/u/
  1. Is it really trueu: sound
  2. You're standing on my footu sound!            
  3. Are you a goodu sound cooku sound?  
  4. Where's my toothbrushu: sound?  
  5. Do you pushu sound or pullu sound to open this door?    
  6. I'll be ready soonu: sound.   
  7. Here's your ticket - don't loseu: sound it!
  8. Go throughu: sound that door over there.
  9. My keys! Where did I putu sound them?    
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.

galka.jpgListen and circle the word you hear. Check with the Key.
Keypool
luck
soap

pool / pull 
look / luck
soup / soap

 

 

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