Review of how to form “sh”: Press the sides of your tongue against the inside surfaces of your upper side teeth toward the back of your mouth. The front part of your tongue should be close to the roof of your mouth, right at the edge of the ridge where the roof arches up. There should be a small groove in the middle of your tongue as you push air out of your mouth. This is an unvoiced sound, so you will hear only air when you say it.
Illustration of correct lip and teeth placement Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following sentences. 1.She found some blush on her sash. 2. Please dash and take out the trash. 3. I wish the soap wasn’t so harsh on my skin. 4. If you step on the bush, you’ll crush it. 5. Trish had quite a bash at her house. 6. We only have one more dish to wash. 7. I saw you push her, and then tell her to hush. 8. Did you see that fish on a leash? 9. I itch when I get a rash. 10. Don’t mash the squash near my cash.
Practice the following paragraph. The fourth of July is a day when everyone has a big bash at their house. Lots of cash is needed for all the food, drinks and decorations that go into making the party a success. Just make sure that there are plenty of trash cans around for people to put every dish, cup, and plastic fork in. On the night of July fourth, it is tradition that people gather to watch fireworks in celebration. Because it can be very crowded, people may push or crush you. Some people may wish they never went, because they may feel like they are packed in like a can of sardines.
Idiom: to be packed in like a can of sardines Definition: when people are so close together that they can’t move