Today you will cover the English pronunciation 'th' sound.
It's astonishing how many millions and millions of ESL students; yes millions, fail to get this sound right. There are thousands of 'th' words in the English language and there is almost a 'th' word in every sentence.
YOU have to get it right. It becomes very unpleasant to listen to a speaker who keeps mispronouncing this sound. It also becomes very difficult to understand what they are saying.
Here are some great videos for you. You can set yourself apart from the crowd of ESL students, many of whom spend years learning a language that nobody can understand.
Sad but true. Too little attention is paid to pronunciation and even less effort to take the time to learn how to speak English correctly.
Great videos coming up that will do the job. Practice, practice, practice until you can get the English pronunciation 'th' right automatically without thinking about it.
Th.. as in think
Th.. Th.. Th..Th.. Th..
To pronounce the Th.. sound
Keep your mouth slightly open so there is just enough space
to place the tip of your tongue between your upper teeth and lower teeth.
Flatten the tip of your tongue and touch the tip of your upper teeth, push out a voiceless stream of air over the tongue through your teeth.
Make sure your voice is not on.
English pronunciation th
This is great ! A video with loads of (th) words being used at the beginning, middle and end of sentences.
Listen to the video a few times, look up any phrases or unfamiliar words and practice. See if you can read the text correctly, alone.
Hello I'm Marsha Chan.
My story is about Kathy's busy month of May
Kathy is a very succesfull and busy businesswoman
She travels all over the world
to the east and to the west
to the north and to the south.
Her mother and father are happy for her
but they have to take care of her hamster
while she's gone.
They are looking at her calendar for the month of May.
From the first through the third
Kathy goes to Mexico
From the fourth to the sixth she flies further south
to visit customers in Venezuela.
Then from the seventh or the eighth
Kathy's going to be in Brazil.
Then she flies to Asia. On the ninth and tenth she is in
From the eleventh through the thirteenth
she goes to The Philippines.
Then she flies north to China
where she works from the fourteenth to the sixteenth.
Next she goes to Africa. On the seventeenth and eighteenth
she has to visit customers in Kenya..
Then she flies north to Ethiopia where she stays from the
nineteenth to the twenty-first.
In Europe she spends the twenty second through the twenty fourth
in Spain, the twenty fifth through the twenty seventh in
and the twenty eighth to the thritieth in the Netherlands.
On the thirty first Kathy finally flies back home.
Her mother and father will want to hug her
and give her hamster back to her.
Our third video is very entertaining but more suitable to advanced students who have not yet got to grips with the 'th' sound.