Review of how to form voiced "th": Open your mouth and stick your tongue out slightly. Let your upper front teeth rest very lightly on your tongue. Push your voice out through the tiny space between your upper front teeth and tongue. Keep your tongue and teeth in contact while you are pushing out the sound. This is a voiced sound, so you will hear your voice when you say it, and you should feel your tongue vibrate as you continue the sound.
Illustration of correct lip, teeth, and tongue position Illustration of correct tongue position
Practice the following sentences. 1. It is best to bathe every day. 2. You breathe very quickly. 3. Please clothe the children. 4. Babies teethe for several months. 5. The musical instruments soothe me. 6. Soldiers sometimes writhe in pain when they are injured. 7. Teachers seethe in anger when their students misbehave. 8. Don’t unclothe in front of the window. 9. The dog’s fur feels smooth. 10. I loathe loud rap music.
Practice the following paragraph. The coffee shop in Provincetown boasts an eclectic atmosphere. When we visit it, we loathe it because the loud music doesn’t soothe us, and we breathe in the heavy odor of incense. It seems that most of the waitresses clothe themselves in vintage clothing, and smooth fur wraps. I take my hat off to this coffee shop, because it certainly leaves a lasting impression on every customer that walks through the door.
Idiom: take one’s hat off to someone Definition: congratulate