Review of how to form “z”: Place the sides of your tongue against your upper back teeth and the middle of your tongue toward the roof of your mouth. The tip of your tongue can either point toward the upper or lower front teeth. Force air through the small groove formed in your tongue, making a friction sound. The vocal cords are in motion for this sound.
Illustration of correct lip placement Illustration of correct lip placement
Practice the following words.
1. zip code 2. zoo 3. zebra 4. zone 5. Zoe 6. Zachary 7. zoom 8. zero 9. zephyr 10. zigzag
Practice the following sentences. 1.Zoezipped her jacket before going out. 2. We liked the zebra at the zoo. 3. Was there one zero or two zeros in that zip code? 4. Zachary watched the car zoom by our house. 5. There was a gentle zephyr blowing in our zone. 6.The zombie stepped on our zinnias. 7. Zorro was seen in Zurich buying some zinc. 8. My zipper was caught on my shirt. 9. Our garden produced a zillionzucchinis. 10. The crooked road looked like a big zigzag.
Practice the following paragraph. Many people enjoy watching movies. Many children who enjoy going to the zoo to see animals, such as zebras, enjoy animated animal movies. Still others prefer to watch science fiction movies about zombies, who can be seen zigzagging across a meadow in pursuit of their victims. Other fictional type movies may involve a hero, such as Zorro who wears a mask and rides on a horse. The movie industry provides us with a zillion types of films to choose from and endless entertainment, although we pay through the nose at movie theaters.
Idiom: pay through the nose Definition: pay too much money