Video: Solve Major Problems with th/s/sh for IELTS Speaking and Listening

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Today we’ll solve your pronunciation problems with th, s, and sh for IELTS Speaking and Listening.problems th s sh ielts speaking listening

Did you know that pronunciation is directly linked to listening comprehension?

Thus, if you are unable to enunciate the difference between the English sounds, such as th/s and s/sh, this is a problem.

Errors in this pronunciation can prevent meaning from coming through in your speaking. For example, she thinks and she sinks are phrases with entirely different connotations!

Also, on your Listening Exam, if you cannot hear the difference between thinks and sinks, you may write the wrong word as an answer.

So, the lesson today is very useful in a number of ways!

 

 

How to use this lesson:

1. Listen to me and copy out loud.

2. Repeat the lists of words over and over again by yourself.

3. Put each word in your own sentence, and say them out loud.

 

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The key to improving phonemic awareness, or pronunciation of specific sounds, is to drill them out loud.

List of words from the video:

th/s/d

sink think

sin thin

with wis (not a real word)

though dough so

thought dot sought

s/sh

see she

sign shine

sip ship

sop shop

Further pronunciation lessons:

Be more personally expressive

How to stop stammering

Improve sentence stress

What pronunciation problems do you have?

Leave us a question in the comments section below!

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  • 1) I think your sink needs to be fixed.
    2) My sin is thin as a sheet of paper.
    3) Though this dough is so soft.
    4) I thought I sought a dot to clean off on my glasses.

    1) She sees cheese.
    2) Let the sun shine on the sign.
    3) I take a sip of coffee in the ship.
    4) Please don’t sob in my shop.