Review of how to form "thr": The initial consonant blend "thr" is made up of two sounds, unvoiced "th" and "r." Begin by smiling and sticking your tongue out slightly. Your upper front teeth should rest very lightly on your tongue. End by rounding your lips and pulling your tongue up inside your mouth for "r."
Illustration of how to form "th" Illustration of how to form "r"
Practice the following words. 1. three 2. throw 3. thrill 4. thrust 5. through 6. threw 7. thrifty 8. throughout 9. thrown
Practice the following sentences. 1. My son is three years old. 2. Why did you throw that ball? 3. It was a thrill to see a movie star. 4. John thrust the log into the woods. 5. We enjoyed walking through the stream. 6. Bobbie threw the football to his father. 7. It’s a good idea to be thrifty. 8. It snowed throughout the day on Monday. 9. The ball was thrown by the boy.
Practice the following paragraph. Three years ago a tornado suddenly ripped through our city. The weather was clear and sunny the day before the tornado. As a result, many people were caught off guard and were thrust into the middle of the storm. As drivers tried to get home, they dodged trees and roof tiles thrown across streets by the wind. Thrill seekers stayed just ahead of the storm taking photographs. Throughout the city, power was out and sirens sounded. It took three days for the city to be cleaned up and back to normal.
Idiom: to be caught off guard Definition: when something happens unexpectedly