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
1. There was a caution sign near the mansion. 2. The cashier put my lotion in a bag. 3. She wishes she had a cashmere sweater. 4. Why are you so anxious to get to the ocean? 5. The coach said he wanted to see more action and less pushing. 6. We found some old dishes in the ashes. 7. Mary had bushy hair in that snapshot. 8. Our mission was to get ashore as soon as possible. 9. Bob needs his flashlight to look at the washer. 10. Jane motioned for John to sit on the cushion.
Practice the following paragraph.
The mansions in Newport, Rhode Island date back to the beginning of the twentieth century. They were built as summer cottages, and most have views of the ocean. You must pay ten dollars to a cashier to tour each home, and snapshots are not allowed once you are inside. Many of the furnishings are authentic, so you may see cushions in need of repair or faded fabrics on chairs and sofas. In the dining rooms there are always sets of beautiful antique dishes that you may need a flashlight to see clearly. The day that I’m rich will be the day that pigs fly.
Idiom: when pigs fly Definition: when the impossible happens