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, tongue, and teeth position Illustration of correct tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. the 2. this 3. that 4. these 5. those 6. them 7. they 8. there 9. their 10. though
11. than 12. they're 13. then 14. they've 15. therefore 16. that's 17. they'd 18. they'll 19. themselves 20. thereby
Practice the following sentences.
1. They’re going to like their new bikes. 2. I don’t know if I like this one or that one better. 3. These flowers look a lot like those over there. 4. I wonder if they’ve gone there before. 5. Amy likes apples more than oranges; that’s for sure. 6. Even though John and Andy are here, they’d rather be at the ballgame. 7. They want to go to the movies by themselves. 8. The door is locked, thereby making it impossible for us to get in. 9. They’ll really enjoy going, therefore I’ll be happy. 10. I’ll go and get them, then.
Practice the following paragraph.
Women love to go shopping at the mall. They can spend all day looking at clothes, trying on this sweater or that blouse. Sometimes women shop just to look at things, never intending to buy anything, thereby spending hours just window shopping. Their husbands don’t like to shop with them because they know they’ll be spending hours waiting on a bench somewhere while their wives go from store to store.
Idiom: window shopping Definition: looking at items in a store without intending to buy them.