UNIT 6: /θ/

UNIT 6: /θ/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 6: /θ/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/θ/

WordIPASound
Thursday/θɜːzdeɪ/ 
math/mæθ/ 
think/θɪŋk/ 

Lips must give way to the air slightly stopped to create a slight explosion.

Tongue is placed between the upper and lower teeth, touching the upper teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
thin/θɪn/ 
bathroom/bæθruːm/ 
throw/θroʊ/ 
thorn/θɔːrn/ 
teeth/tiːθ/ 
three/θriː/ 
cathedral/kəθiːdrəl/ 
bath/bæθ/ 
birthday/ bɜːrθde/ 
south/saʊθ/ 
theater/θiːətər/ 
birth/bɜːrθ/ 
through/θruː/ 
both/boʊθ/ 
thing/θɪŋ/ 
thought/θɔːt/ 
north/nɔːrθ/ 
thank/θæŋk/ 
thirty/θɜːrti/ 
health/helθ/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/θ/
1. I went to the bathroom.
2. Please throw the garbage away.
3. Kenji hates math.
4. Joy has three brothers.
5. Roses have thorns.
6. Tessa is thin.
7. James has white teeth.
8. I think she is nice.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: Do you love math?
Student: No, I hate math.
Tutor: Don’t you think it’s easy?
Student: I think it’s hard.
Tutor: Do you have a math notebook?
Student: Yes, it’s a thin notebook.
Tutor: Do you love the thin math notebook?
Student: No, I want to throw that notebook away.

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. Three thin kids throw thick books.
Thirty more thin kids throw hooks.
2. Thirty thirsty thieves think they’re through.
Thirty other thrifty thieves thought the same.