long oo words list

Free long OO words list and 32 pictures (PDF)

Long OO words

Here are some free printable resources for long OO words in the English language for teaching both kids and ESL learners. You can use these materials in many different ways to help make your lessons more interesting.

To start, let’s have a quick look at both the long and short OO sounds so that you can notice the difference in their pronunciation. Of course, the long OO sound is much more drawn out and the short OO sound is……shorter!

Try saying these words to see the difference – 

Long OO – room, balloon, moon, and spoon.

Short OO – cook, hook, wool, and hoof

It should be noted that on this page only long OO words with the phonetic symbol of /uː/ have been used. The words here are also all spelled with OO. The /uː/ sound can also be made with OU spelling but this is not what we are looking at.

Furthermore, there are words with long OO that don’t have a /uː/ sound. Examples of these include the words floor, door, boor, and poor. These use the /ɔ/ sound for most native English speakers and again have not been included here.

Long OO words list

Here is a long OO word list that you can use to create your own activities. You can either download the PDF at the top of this page or just copy and paste the words below that you want to use.

ahchoo

baboon

balloon

bamboo

bedroom

bloom

blooper

boo

boom

boon

boost

boot

booth

brooch

brood

broom

cartoon

choose

cockatoo

cocoon

coo

cool

coop

croon

cuckoo

doodle

doom

droop

food

fool

gloom

goo

goon

goop

goose

groom

groove

harpoon

hoodoo

hoop

hooray

hoot

hooves

igloo

kaboom

kangaroo

kazoo

kook

lagoon

loo

loon

loop

loose

monsoon

moo

mooch

mood

moon

moose

noodle

noon

noose

ooze

poodle

pool

proof

raccoon

razoo

roof

saloon

scoop

shampoo

shoo

shoot

snooker

snooze

soon

spook

spool

spoon

stool

stoop

swoop

tattoo

too

tool

toot

tooth

troop

typhoon

voodoo

vroom

wahoo

wazoo

woo

woozy

yahoo

zoo

zoom

Long OO words with pictures

Next, we have 32 free printable flashcards of long OO words with pictures. These can be used to play games and teach not only pronunciation but spelling as well!

You can use these cards to play matching games by printing 2 sets or by cutting the words from the bottom of the pictures.

They can also be used for a spelling bee to help students how to spell these words. Another idea is to use them as prompts to create sentences. How many of these words can your students put in a singular correct sentence or story?

The long OO words featured on these flashcards are – 

Sheet 1 – baboon, balloon, bamboo, broom, cartoon, cockatoo, food, and goo.

Sheet 2 – goose, hoop, hoot, igloo, kangaroo, lagoon, moo, and moon.

Sheet 3 – moose, noon, poodle, pool, raccoon, roof, rooster, and root.

Sheet 4 – scoop, shampoo, spoon, stool, tattoo, tool, tooth, and zoo.

Related activities

If you are looking for more free teaching materials that use the same sound, check out the long U words with pictures. Here you will find similar sound words with different kinds of spelling.

For more pronunciation fun try the OO tongue twisters which use both the long and short OO sounds.

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