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THE TH SOUNDS

The TH sound is often very difficult for learners to pronounce. Unfortunately, it is a very frequent sound in English. When you make the TH sound, you have to stick your tongue between your teeth. Try to make an S sound or Z sound as you stick your tongue between your teeth.


There are two TH sounds in English. The first one kind of sounds like the T sound, and your vocal cords don’t vibrate. The second one kind of sounds like the D sound, and your vocal cords do vibrate.



PART 1: PRACTICE WORDS

The first TH sound
TH T TH T TH T
thank tank theme team thick tick
thin ten though taught three tree
thumbs Tums thigh tie thinker tinker
through true Cathy catty Ruth root
thorn torn path Pat math Matt
wrath rat bath bat oath oat
sloth slot cloth clot tooth toot

The second TH sound
TH D TH D TH D
the duh then den this diss
these D’s they’ll Dale there dare
though dough thy die they day
bathe bayed lathe laid writhe ride


PART 2: LISTENING PRACTICE

A B
1. Did you like the THEME? Did you like the TEAM?
2. THEY’VE cut the cake. DAVE cut the CAKE.
3. These THUMBS don’t taste good. These TUMS don’t taste good.
4. I think THEY’LL hit the road. I think DALE hit the road.
5. Did he exhibit his WRATH? Did he exhibit his RAT?


PART 3: PRACTICE SENTENCES

1. She made TEN THIN pancakes.

2. THEY’VE seen DAVE. Next, THEY’LL see DALE.

3. A THICK TICK saw a BAT in the BATH.

4. THEY visted during the DAY and THEN slept in the DEN.

5. THREE birds in a TREE saw RUTH with her ROOT and PAT on the PATH.