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Lesson 15. Both Together.




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/θ/ and /ð/

Lesson 15; Part A


important.jpgHow to make the sound /θ/
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
Make loose contact between the tongue and the back of the teeth and push the air through the gap.
There is no voicing (vibration from the throat).
Target sound: θθθθ/
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Lesson 15; Part B

spelling.jpgSound and spelling
/θ/ is spelled th.
Listen and say these words.
thin     thanks     thirty     theatre     thumb   Thursday     thirsty     three   both     month     mouth     north     south   birthday
galka.jpgListen and say these sentences.

1    I thought April the twelfth was a Tuesday, but it's a Thursday.
2    A: i've got three birthdays this month.
      B: Three birthdays? What do you mean?
      A: My wife's, my son's and my daughter's!
3    It's thirteen degrees in the north, and thirty in the south.
4    A: One third is thirty-three per cent, isn't it?
      B: Thirty-three and a third per cent, to be exact.

Lesson 15; Part C

important.jpg How to make the sound /ð/
Look at the diagram.
Listen and say the sound.
Make loose contact between the tongue and the back of the teeth and push the air through the gap. /ð/ is different from /θ/ because there is voicing (vibration from the throat).
Target sound: ðððð/
Listen and say the two sounds. θθθθ/ ðððð/

Lesson 15; Part D

spelling.jpg Sound and spelling
/ð/ is spelled th.
Listen and say these words.
this     that     these     those     then     father     mother     brother     other     together     they   weather     without     breathe     with
galka.jpgListen and say these sentences.

1    A: Can I have one of those, please?
      B: These?
      A: No, the others, over there.
2    A: Two coffees, please.
      B: With milk?
      A: One with, and one without.
note.jpgNote: th is usually pronounced /θ/ or /ð/, but sometimes /t/: Thailand Thames Thomas



Exercises

pencil.jpgWrite these words.
Example:

/ðæt/     that   
1 /manθ/       
2 /ðen/
_______month
_______then
3 /θin/  
4 /ðei/  
_______thin
_______they
5 /wið/
6 /'b∂:θdei/ 
_______with
_______birthday

Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
pen.jpgListen. Which words have /θ/, and which words have /ð/?

1    What are you thinking about?   
2    Can I have another?   
3    Are you good at maths?   
4    Where's the bathroom?

words with /θ/
  thinking 
_______maths
_______bathroom
_______things
_______tooth
_______teeth
_______fourth
_______fifth

5 What are those things over there?
6 Is the plural of "tooth" "teeth"?
7 Is today the fourth or the fifth


words with /ð/ 
 
_______another
_______the
_______those
_______there


Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen and repeat.
dialogue.jpgListen and complete the sentences.

  1. 15.3.jpgThe    weather    will be fine for _______the next _______three days. _______Then, on _______Thursday, _______there'll be some rain in the _______north. The _______south will be dry and sunny, but only about _______thirteen degrees.
  2. A: I'm thinking of going to the _______theatre tonight.
    B: Me too! Let's _______both go _______together!
  3. A: Are you _______thirsty?
    B: No, _______thanks.
  4. A: _______These are my _______mother and _______father, about _______thirty years ago. And _______this is my older brother - he was about _______three years old.
    B: And _______the baby - is _______that  you?
    A: Yes, _______that's me, _______with my _______thumb in my _______mouth!
Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat.

wizard.jpgListen and circle the word you hear.
Check with the
Key1. thing
2. tree
.
1    thing / sing   
2    three / tree    

Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat. 



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