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Pronunciation skills: Minimal pairs /θ/ and /ð/

Type: Article, Reference material Video material

In this video, Adrian looks at the minimal pair /θ/ and /ð/ and shows us how to make each sound in a simple and effective way while giving advice on how to gain control of the physicality needed to produce each sound.

Tip /θ/ and /ð/ ‘th’ battleships

To help students practise the difference between these two sounds, first of all highlight the difference between voiced and unvoiced sounds which you can learn more about by reading this article from Adrian Underhill’s blog. Then, to add a fun element to class, give your class battleships boards (like the one below) and get them to play battleships by giving the coordinates of the grid using the voiced and unvoiced /θ/ and /ð/ sounds.

For more information on the rules of battleships, click here. (simply replace the row of letters and the column of numbers with your own words)

         

thick

        

earth

        

health

        

fourth

        

path

        

length

        

author

        

thought

        
 

they

mother

though

leather

rhythm

either

clothes

there

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