Review of how to form “z”: Place the sides of your tongue against your upper back teeth and the middle of yourtongue 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 tongue placement
Practice the following words.
1. easy 2. pleasant 3. Susie 4. noisy 5. busy 6. scissors 7. season 8. pleasing 9. visit 10. poisoned
Practice the following sentences. 1. It is easy to cut with scissors. 2. Susie has a pleasant personality. 3. My cousin is very noisy. 4. On Thursday we are going to get a blizzard. 5. This dessertdoesn’t taste very good. 6.The orchestra always plays pleasingmusic. 7. Why did that crazy cat get dizzy? 8. What reason did you give for being so busy? 9. During which season will Uncle Tom visit us this year? 10. The report said that a dozen people were poisoned.
Practice the following paragraph. Once a season, the high school takes their students to the symphony. This year, they are going on a Thursday, just before Christmas. Most students think the experience is pleasant, and that the music is beautiful. A few, however, feel that the noisymusic provides no benefit and they can see no reason why they have to go. For those students, it is not easy to describe the beauty of the music and the history behind it. Talking to them is like talking to a brick wall; they just don’t want to
Idiom: like talking to a Definition: talking to someone who doesn’t listen or respond