Review of how to form "h": The "h" sound in English is formed just by breathing out lightly. Open your mouth and relax your lips. Lower the back of your tongue to open up the back of your throat. This allows more air through so that the back of your tongue will not rub against the back of your throat.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. house 2. he 3. has 4. him 5. her 6. who 7. have 8. heat 9. hot 10. happy
11. history 12. Henry 13. his 14. here 15. hope 16. hospital 17. hug 18. hand 19. hold 20. how
Practice the following sentences. 1. Howhot is it outside? 2. Hehas to go see the doctor. 3. Hishouse is quite small. 4. We met him at the hospital. 5. Henry likes to hold my hand. 6. Come over here and give me a hug. 7. There were many happy times in my history class. 8. Who has my space heater? 9. They have to take her to the store. 10. I hope it’s not too hot at the beach.
Practice the following paragraph. Henry is always happy, and everything seems bright in his life. Hehas a small house, which he shares with his two dogs. You can find Henryhugging his dogs frequently as they watch TV together. During the hot weather, Henry takes his dogs to the beach and lets them swim in the water to get cooled off. Although Henry is usually pretty level-headed, he completely loses his ability to think rationally when it comes to his dogs.