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THE UH AND AH SOUNDS

The UH sound (dUg) and the AH sound (dOg) are very similar, but they are two different sounds, and it is important to be able to hear the difference. For example: The DOG DUG a hole.


When you make the AH sound, your mouth is open and your jaw is low. Itís kind of similar to a yawn. When you make the UH sound, your mouth is not very open and your jaw is not very low. The UH sound is similar to the sound that people make when they are punched in the stomach!



PART 1: PRACTICE WORDS

UH AH UH AH UH AH
cut cot stuck stock hut hot
done Don cluck clock putt pot
dull doll nut not bub Bob
gun gone suck sock Chuck chalk
dug dog rub Rob tuck talk
bubble bobble smug smog jut jot
gut got luck lock what watt
bum bomb cup cop but bought
duck dock bucks box bug bog


PART 2: LISTENING PRACTICE

A B
1. Are you afraid of that BUM? Are you afraid of that BOMB?
2. Did you hear that CLUCK? Did you hear that CLOCK?
3. Do you like CHUCK? Do you like CHALK?
4. Stay away from that BUG. Stay away from that BOG.
5. That DUCK is really old. That DOCK is really old.


PART 3: PRACTICE SENTENCES

1. Will ROB RUB your shoulders? DON is DONE rubbing mine.

2. There are a DULL DOLL and one hundred BUCKS in the BOX.

3. The COP took his CUP and STUCK it in the STOCKroom.

4. That is NOT the NUT that was in the HOT HUT.

5. CHUCK wants the CHALK he BOUGHT, BUT it and the GUN are GONE.