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Lesson 9 - Nasal sounds

TH + S in sentences

Many learners of English find they can pronounce both TH and S sounds clearly when they are separate. When these sounds occur in close environments however, the sounds influence each other and it becomes more difficult.

The key difference between the sounds is the position of the tongue. With TH the tongue is between the teeth whereas with S (and also Z) the tongue is by the alveolar ridge.

You will be able to pull the tongue back to move between TH and S without stopping the flow of air.

Sentences to practise:

  1. Tell them I’ll see them soon.
  2. That’s not how I see this.
  3. I’m sorry about that.
  4. Their mother had said nothing to Sarah.
  5. That’s such a lovely thing to say.
  6. They went that way and this.
  7. Several thoughts went through my mind.
  8. The speakers spoke over those singers.
  9. The north of England is colder than the south.
  10. Those teenagers sang three sad songs.