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The TH sound can be tricky for some people learning English. This lesson will help you practice the TH sound.
To make the sound:
Step 1) stick your tongue out between your teeth. it’s the only way to make the ‘th’ sound properly so go ahead and stick it out.
Step 2) Practice saying these two sentences slowly, not fast. Slow and accurate is the best way to train your tongue!
- These things that these things think, they’re the things that these things think.
- Thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.
Challenging TH words
|rhythm, rhyme and harmony||under the weather||teething ring|
|That was then, this is now||one or the other||lather, rinse, repeat|
|either this one or that one||bathing beauties||a feather in her cap|
|father, mother, sister, brother|
|Q. Is your father coming to the gathering this Saturday?|
|A. No, Neither is my mother.|
|Q. That’s too bad. My brother was looking forward to seeing them.|
|A. Well, they’re both a little under the weather.|
|Q. Oh, sorry to hear that. Can I send something or other to cheer them up?|
|A. Please don’t bother. They’ll be fine.|
Even though my father is a weatherman, he can’t predict with absolute certainty whether it will rain or not. Neither can the other people who work with him. They say there’s only a thirty per cent chance of rain, and the next thing you know, it’s pouring. They predict snow, and there’s nothing for another five days. Then, there’s a blizzard. So rather than trust my father’s weather forecasts, I use a more reasonable approach. I ask my mother.
Here’s a youtube video from another teacher that might also help you: