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Learning English Pronuciation th sound


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Learning English Pronuciation th sound

  1. 1. Learning Beyond the Classroom Perfect Pronunciation 2 By Anna
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Today we are going to work on pronunciation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In particular we are going to focus the TH sound </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Pronouncing “th” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just as with most of the other consonants, there are two types— voiced and unvoiced . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most people tend to replace the unvoiced TH with S or T and the voiced one with Z or D. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead of thing , they say sing , or ting . Instead of that , they say zat or dat . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If these and those are pronounced with a D instead of a TH, it sounds like dese and dose , </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>In initial position, the &quot;th&quot; is voiced in &quot;function words&quot;. For example pronouns, articles, demonstrative adjectives, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In medial position, the &quot;th&quot; is voiced when followed by &quot;er&quot; or a final silent &quot;e&quot;. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the final position &quot;th&quot; is voiceless with one exception: &quot;smooth&quot;. Go figure! , </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>To pronounce the Voiced TH, put the tip of your tongue between your top and bottom front teeth and vibrate your vocal cords, then pull your tongue back to pronounce the rest of the word. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The voiced TH is like a D, but instead of being in back of the teeth, it's 1/4 inch lower and forward, between the teeth. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>this </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>that </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>than </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>these </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>those </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>clothe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>either </li></ul></ul>The most commonly used word in English is the word the , the Th is very important. <ul><ul><li>their </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>smooth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>then </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>they’re </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>To pronounce the Unvoiced TH, put the tip of your tongue between your top and bottom front teeth and let air escape around your tongue, without your vocal cords vibrating. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The unvoiced TH is like an S between the teeth. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To pronounce TH correctly, think of a snake's tongue. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You don't want to take a big relaxed tongue and push it far between your teeth and just leave it out there. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make only a very quick, sharp little movement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep the tip of your tongue very tense. It darts out between your teeth and snaps back very quickly. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>thank </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>think </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thought </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thump </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>moth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>path </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>youth </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Thoroughly thrifty Theo was a thoughtful soul. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Theo thought about other people. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He also thought deep thoughts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That is because Theo was a student of theology, a rather thin one at that.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He was always thinking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most of all Theo thought about his money, because Theo was thrifty. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whether he liked it or not, Theo needed a new coat. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><ul><li>His coat was threadbare. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There were holes in the elbows. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anything he put in the pockets just fell through the pocket and onto the ground. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And the weather was bad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore, something had to be done. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He could not go to the theater with that coat. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And that night Theo was supposed to go to the theater with his girlfriend, the thoroughly scintillating Cynthia. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>'Let me think this through&quot; he thought. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot; I do not mind my threadbare coat, but what will Cynthia think if she sees me in a threadbare coat?&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finally, thoroughly thrifty Theo thought the unthinkable, &quot; I will have to spend the money&quot;, he decided without enthusiasm, and off he went to the clothing store.  </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><ul><li>This, that, these, and those, words used for things, thought undisclosed. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  I think that Thursday is the third Thursday of the month. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>What did we learn today? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TH can be pronounced in 2 ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One is voiced – th e </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One is un-voiced wi th </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Learning Beyond the Classroom By Anna