Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles And in this video I'm going to focus on the two consonant sounds ch /tʃ/ and /t/ in English. I know they may sound similar but they are actually different. And they are very important. So I want you to be able to hear the difference and pronounce them correctly. Let's take two example words. The first word is the word 'chip'. I suppose you can hear the 'ch' /tʃ/ sound. 'chip' The second word is 'tip'. In this case, it's a 't' sound. 'tip' So 'chip' and 'tip'. I know it may be difficult for you to hear the difference, but with practice, you will be able to pronounce them correctly. So let's keep going. Well first, guys, you need to know how to make the 'ch' /tʃ/ and 't' /t/ sounds in English. And to help you you've got the IPA spelling - very important. You can also watch how I move my mouth. And of course always repeat after me in this video. You can make those sounds, guys. So let's do it. First let's learn how to make this 't' /t/ sound. The 't' /t/ sound in English. It's unvoiced. So you are not going to use your voice. You are not going to feel vibration in your throat. You're just going to push out some air. And for this, your tongue is going to be forward against your top teeth. And then you're going to push out some air. And your tongue is going to go down. Okay. /t/ Please try and do it. Repeat after me. /t/ Let's practice with the word 'tip'. Please repeat after me. tip tip tip Good. Let's now focus on the 'ch' /tʃ/ sound in English. It's slightly different. It's also unvoiced. So no vibration in your throat, play. But this time your tongue is going to be up there. It's not going to move and you're going to release a lot of air. So /tʃ/. Please repeat after me. /tʃ/ Let's practice with the word 'chip'. Please repeat after me. chip chip chip Good. Let's now practice with minimal pairs. Words that sound practically the same, but the sounds are actually different. Very useful for you to hear the difference between the two sounds. First, let's focus on the sounds themselves. Please watch my mouth and repeat after me. First, the 't' /t/ sound. /t/ Then the 'ch' /tʃ/ sound. Repeat after me. /tʃ/ Let's do both. Please repeat after me. /t/ /tʃ/ /t/ /tʃ/ /t/ /tʃ/ And finally, let's practice with our words. Please repeat after me. tip chip tip chip tip chip Good job, guys. Moving on. Okay, students. Time to go through minimal pairs together. Please watch how I move my mouth. And repeat after me. Let's get started. arch art batch bat beach beat belch belt bench bent bitch bit blotch blot botch bot catch cat chair tear chap tap char tar chart tart cheat teat cheek teak cheer tear cheese tease chest test chew too chick tick chide tide child tiled chill till chime time chin tin chip tip choke toke choose twos chop top chore tore chose toes chubby tubby chug tug churn turn coach coat each eat flinch flint hatch hat hitch hit hooch hoot hunch hunt hutch hut itch it lynch lint march mart match mat much mutt notch not ouch out patch pat parch part peach peat perch pert pitch pit porch port pouch pout punch punt rich writ roach wrote Scotch Scot starch start teach teat torch taught torch tort touch tut twitch twit watch what which wit wrench rent Good, guys. Okay, guys time to practice with a few sentences containing the consonant sounds. The first sentence is, 'The chime tells the time.' Repeat after me. 'The chime tells the time.' Second sentence. 'The mutt had much time to catch the cat.' Please repeat after me. 'The mutt had much time to catch the cat.' And finally, 'Each child eats and chews, too.' Repeat after me. 'Each child eats and chews, too.' Very good. Moving on. Let's now move on to listening practice. I'm now going to show you two words. I will say one of the two words and I want you to listen very carefully and to tell me if this word is 'a' or 'b'. Let's get started. Let's take a look at our first two words. Now which one do I say 'a' or 'b'? Listen to me very carefully. 'beat' One more time. 'beat' Now is it 'a' or is it 'b'? What do you think? It's 'b', 'beat'. 'a' is pronounced 'beach'. The next two words. 'churn' 'churn' 'a' or 'b'? It's 'a', guys, 'churn'. 'b' would be 'turn'. What about now? 'pitch' 'pitch' It's 'a', 'pitch'. 'b' would be pronounced 'pit'. Listen to me. 'wrote' 'wrote' It's 'b', 'wrote'. 'a' is 'roach'. Listen to me guys. 'peat' 'peat' 'a' or 'b'? It's 'b', 'peat'. 'a' would be 'peach'. 'cheese' 'cheese' It's 'a' of course, 'cheese'. 'b' is 'tease'.