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Beginning English - Lesson 4 - Work
This page: Pronounciation of the t, d, and th sounds
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Pronunciation of the
t/d/th Sounds

Part 1
We pronounce "th" sound by touching the tongue to the teeth. In some words the "th" sound is vocalized and in others it is not vocalized (only air).

1.  Listen and repeat the pronunciation of the words below.

Vocalized Not vocalized
this thanks
the thin
they theater
there Thursday
weather three
mother thing

 

Part 2
The first word in each row has the "th" sound. The second has the "t" or "d" sound. Listen and repeat the pronunciation.

t or d sound th sound
wetter weather
tear there
tree three
tan than
toes those
tick thick
tank thank
tin thin
ten then
wit with
letter leather
Pat path

 

 

Practice
Click on "Listen." Select the word that you hear.

1.  Listen
    wetter
    weather
   

2.  Listen
    tear
    there 
   

3.  Listen
    tree 
    three 
   

4.  Listen
    tan 
    than 
   

5.  Listen
    toes 
    those 
   

6.  Listen
    tick 
    thick 
   

7.  Listen
    tank 
    thank 
   

8.  Listen
    tin 
    thin 
   

9.  Listen
    ten 
    then 
   

10. Listen
    wit 
    with 
   

11. Listen
    letter 
    leather 
   

12. Listen
    Pat 
    path 
   

 

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