oo / ʊ – book

  • Name: ‘short oo’. Voiced. This sound is made with your vocal cords.
  • The corners of your mouth come in a little as your lips push away from your face.
  • This gives your lips a slightly rounded feeling.
  • The tip of your tongue slightly touches your bottom front teeth.
  • This sound is usually short and made by a sudden burst of air.
  • Think of the sound that one makes when getting hit in the stomach.