UNIT 9: /ʃ/

UNIT 9: /ʃ/

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CHAPTER 2: CONSONANTS

UNIT 9: /ʃ/

I. Sounds

Practice reading the sounds below.

/ʃ/

WordIPASound
shorts/ ʃɔːrts/ 
seashore/siːʃɔːr/ 
shelf/ʃelf/ 

Lips open and separate while releasing air to produce the sound.

The sides of the tongue may touch the side teeth.

II. Practice: Sounds in Words

Listen and Repeat.

WordIPASound
cash/kæʃ/ 
sheep/ʃiːp/ 
shoe/ ʃuː / 
shower/ʃaʊər/ 
shirt/ ʃɝːt / 
ship/ʃɪp/ 
fashion/fæʃən/ 
wash/wɑːʃ/ 
fish/fɪʃ/ 
show/ʃoʊ/ 
sure/ʃʊr/ 
push/pʊʃ/ 
shall/ʃæl/ 
shame/ʃeɪm/ 
wish/wɪʃ/ 
should/ʃʊd/ 
fresh/freʃ/ 
mushroom/mʌʃruːm/ 
finish/fɪnɪʃ/ 
brush/brəʃ/ 

III. Practice: Words in Sentences

Read the following sentences, focusing on the words in RED.
/ʃ/
1. The cake’s shape is square.
2. My dad bought new shoes.
3. Ray likes my blue shirt.
4. John has books on his shelf.
5. I saw sheep at the farm.
6. We like to walk along the seashore.
7. My friend is waiting in the shed.
8. My brother collects shells.

IV. Application 1: Let’s Talk

Practice having a conversation with someone.

Tutor: I have many shirts.
Student: That’s cool. I think you have a good fashion sense.
Tutor: Thanks. I spend too much cash on my clothes.
Student: Do you buy your shirts in a shop?
Tutor: No, I buy them at fashion shows.
Student: Do you also buy shoes there?
Tutor: Yes, I do. I think I can give some of them as a donation.
Student: That’s nice! I can give some of my shoes too!

V. Practice: Tongue Twisters

1. She shops for six shoes.
Then she puts the shoes on shelves.
2. She keeps six sheep in a shelter.
The sheep were shipped in a ship.