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The consonant sound /θ/.

I. Listen to the sound / θ / on its own. Look at the mouth diagram to see how to make this consonant sound.

To make the target sound, put your tongue between your teeth. Blow out air between your tongue and your top teeth. Do not use your voice.

  Spelling /θ/ “th” (three), BUT in a few names of places and people, TH is pronounced as /t/ (Thailand, Thomas, Thames)

II. Practice the unvoiced sound / θ / in such contrasts:

Minimal pairs1

Minimal pairs2

Minimal pairs3

III. Read these examples of the sound / θ /.

thick thirst both breath healthy wealthy
thought thread length faith birthday something
three thrill fourth month math’s anything
thank Thursday tooth north author Arthur
think thousand earth worth nothing Martha

IV. Read the sound / θ / in the words below and compare it with the words on each side.

  /θ/
sick thick sick
boat both boat
free three free

V. Read the following words and phrases:

Three thirsty authors, Catherine and Samantha, a thousand and nothing, moths or something, it’s a worthy month, thank you Ruth, I thought she was thirty three, last month on Thursday, a thin mathematician, nothing like youth.

VI. Read the following sentences. Mind the right articulation of the sound / θ /.

1. Thursday of this month is the 16th.

2. I don’t think they’ll be very thick.

3. I’ll thank the others when I come on Thursday.

4. Arthur thinks of nothing but theatre.

5. Thelma sings the same song.

6. Theo’s throat throbs and thumps.

7. Ted threw thirty-three free throws.

8. A thousand thanks to you both.

9. Timothy likes to be in the thick of things.

10. I have a thousand and one things to ask you about.

11. Speak the truth and nothing but the truth.

 

 

The consonant sound /ð/.

 

I. Listen to the sound /ð/. Look at the mouth diagram to see how to make this consonant sound.

To make the target sound, put your tongue between your teeth. Blow out air between your tongue and your top teeth. Use your voice.

Spelling: /ð/ “th” (then)

II. Practice the unvoiced sound / θ / in such contrasts:

Minimal pairs 1

Minimal pairs 2

III. Read these examples of the sound / ð /.

they with weather further
then sunbathe clothes rather
than smooth other together
these loathe mother neither
though breathe brother whether

IV. Read the sound / ð / in the words below and compare it with the words on each side.



  /ð/
breed breathe breed
den then den
van than van

 

 

V. Read the following words and phrases:

Another brother, rather smoother clothes, neither this nor that, either here or there, other feathers, than the others, together with them, breathe in and breathe out.

VI. Read the following sentences. Mind the right articulation of the sound / ð /.

1. They bought leather.

2. I would rather have these.

3. Mother is bathing the baby.

4. Three things on this side and three things on that side.

5. Haven’t they seen the others yet?

6. They can’t go there dressed like that.

7. They’ll take the others when they go there.

8. The less men think the more they talk.

9. These are three brothers, these are their father and mother, and this is their other brother.

10. Birds of feather flock together.

VII. Practise these questions and answers:

What’s this? – This is the zoo.

What are those? – Those are zebras.

What’s that? – That’s a zebu.

What’s this? – This is Z.

What’s that? – That’s zero.

What are these? – These are zips.

Who’s that? – That’s Zack.

Õ²²². Learn the following tongue twister and read the text as fast as you can:

  • The Throng of Thermometers.

The Throng of Thermometers from The Thuringian Thermometer Folks arrived on Thursday. There were a Thousand Thirty-Three Thick Thermometers, Though, instead of a Thousand Thirty-six Thin Thermometers, which was Three Thermometers fewer Than The Thousand Thirty-six we were expecting, not to mention That They were Thick ones raTher Than Thin ones. We Thoroughly Thought That we had ordered a Thousand Thirty-six, not a Thousand Thirty-Three Thermometers, and asked The Thuringian Thermometer Folk to reship The Thermometers; Thin, not Thick. They apologized for sending only a Thousand Thirty-Three Thermometers raTher Than a Thousand Thirty-six and promised to replace The Thick Thermometers wiTh Thin Thermometers.

  • Whether the weather be nice or whether the weather be not,

Whether the weather be cold or whether the weather be hot,

We’ll weather the weather whatever the weather whether we like it or not.

 

 

Listen to the dialogue and practice sounds/θ/ thing /ð/ they

- Arthur and Martha are such enthusiasts! They’re so enthusiastic!

- What are they so enthusiastic about?

- Oh, about everything! Among other things, they’re both very enthusiastic about the theatre.

- The theatre. Mm.

- I loathe the theatre. And I loathe enthusiasts.

- I loathe Arthur and Martha.


Date: 2015-02-03; view: 532


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