How to make “ch”: The "ch" sound is actually made up of two different sounds: “t” and “sh”. Begin by rounding your lips in a circle. Then, place the tip of your tongue behind your upper front teeth at the back of the ridge, just before the roof of your mouth arches up. Press the sides of your tongue against your upper side teeth in the back of your mouth. Hold your breath and then force air through the small groove made by your tongue, producing a friction sound. This is an unvoiced sound, so you should only hear air when you say it.
Illustration of correct lip and teeth placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. match 2. batch 3. patch 4. catch 5. beach 6. bench 7. bleach 8. branch 9. Mitch 10. which
Practice the following sentences. 1. Mitch opened the latch on the bench at the beach. 2. The ostrich put his head in a patch of sand. 3. I used some bleach to clean the wrench. 4. Whichbatch of cookies do you want? 5. Can you teach me how to catch a ball? 6. The ugly witch had a scratch on her face. 7. You’re always a grouch when you stitch John’s shirts. 8. There is a large branch in the ditch. 9. Don’t touch the hot stove, or you’ll get burned. 10. Watch me light this match.
Practice the following paragraph. On Halloween, many children enjoy dressing up in costumes. You might see children in costumes that match, which just might leave you scratching your head wondering who they might be. Witch and monster costumes are among the most popular. You might see a scary monster come out from a ditch after you. Halloween isn’t just for children, though. There are many adults who dress up in costumes and celebrate Halloween.
Idiom: scratch one’s head. Definition: be confused about something