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The sounding of "long oo"
Eg..moon, room, soon

The sounding of "short oo"
E.g.. book, look

1. How about the word "foot"?
The textbook shows it should sound as "short oo"
which I disagree. Can anyone help me please.

2. Are there good links or forums particularly for
phonics that I can ask for help?

Thanks
 

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There is the [STRIKE]sounding of "[/STRIKE] long "oo" sound, as in moon, room and soon.

There is also the [STRIKE]sounding of[/STRIKE] short "oo" sound, as in book and look.

1. How about the word "foot"?
The textbook [STRIKE]shows[/STRIKE] says it has the [STRIKE]should sound as[/STRIKE] short "oo" sound, which I disagree with. Can anyone help me please?
Why do you disagree with that? Have you heard or read otherwise?

2. Are there good links or forums particularly for phonics [STRIKE]that[/STRIKE] where I can ask for help?

Thanks.
You can hear how a word is pronounced on many of the dictionary websites. Click on the icons to hear the pronunciation. Some have BrE and AmE pronunciations.

For example:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/
 

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I assure you that "book" and "foot" have the same vowel sound.
 

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Teechar wants an example in which it doesn't sound like "short oo" to you.
Have you tried those links given in post #3? What does it sound like?
 

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Teechar wants an example in which it doesn't sound like "short oo" to you.
Have you tried those links given in post #3? What does it sound like?

Yes, I have tried the links and listened to the sound.
I think I need to listen more so as to find out the difference.

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Try comparing it with "food". Can you hear the difference in length?
 

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Maybe Forvo will help. Click HERE for 7 recordings of the pronunciation of "foot". Then click HERE for multiple recordings of the pronunciation of "food". I will be very surprised if you can't hear the difference, especially if you play them in quick succession. Most of the recordings of "foot" sound as if there are no letters at all between "f" and "t". They almost sound like "f't".
 

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Try comparing it with "food". Can you hear the difference in length?

Short "oo" vowel sound in "food".

Am I correct?

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Short "oo" vowel sound in "food".

Am I correct?

No. Food has the same long vowel as rude. Foot has the same short vowel as put.
 

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Try comparing it with "food". Can you hear the difference in length?

Long vowel in "food"
Short vowel in "foot"

Am I right?

Thanks.
 

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Ju, you can record your own pronunciations of those two words and submit that to the forum.

For example, you can use:
www.vocaroo.com
 

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You can also record direct to Forvo but they prefer that words be recorded by native speakers.
 
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