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  • Hello, guys.

  • My name is [email protected]nny.

  • Welcome to this English pronunciation video.

  • In this video, we are going to focus on two very important consonant sounds.

  • The sounds /s/ and /ʃ/.

  • Now, I know they may sound similar to you.

  • But they are actually quite different and they are very important in English.

  • So I want you to hear the difference and to be able to pronounce them correctly.

  • Let's start with two example words.

  • The first word would be the word 'sea'.

  • Can you hear the 's' sound?

  • 'sea' The second word is 'she'.

  • Now, the sound is very different.

  • It's an 'sh' sound, 'she'.

  • So 'see', 'she'.

  • Can you hear the difference?

  • Well if you can't hear the difference, I promise you by the end of this video, with practice,

  • you will be able to hear it and you will pronounce them correctly.

  • So keep watching.

  • We are going to learn together how to make this /s/ and /ʃ/ sounds in English.

  • Of course it's very important for you to know the I.P.A spelling - it helps.

  • Also, you can watch how I move my mouth.

  • And always repeat after me.

  • You can do this, guys.

  • Let's do it together.

  • Let's practice making the /s/ sound in English.

  • So it's unvoiced.

  • No vibration in your throat.

  • You don't use your voice.

  • You're simply going to release some air.

  • Your mouth should not move.

  • Your tongue is going to go against your bottom teeth, okay.

  • And your teeth are actually going to touch each other.

  • And you're going to release some air.

  • So.. /s/

  • Please repeat after me.

  • Watch my mouth.

  • /s/ /s/

  • /s/ Let's practice with the word 'see'.

  • 'see' 'see'

  • 'see' Good.

  • Let's now practice making the /ʃ/ sound in English.

  • It's also unvoiced.

  • And this time, your mouth is going to be rounded.

  • And it's going to come out.

  • /ʃ/ Your tongue is going to be down, okay.

  • And your teeth are definitely not going to touch each other, okay.

  • And you're going to release some air.

  • /ʃ/ Please repeat after me.

  • /ʃ/ /ʃ/

  • /ʃ/ Let's practice with the word 'she'.

  • Please repeat after me. 'she'

  • 'she' 'she'

  • Good.

  • Let's now practice with minimal pairs.

  • These words that sound very very much alike but the sounds are actually different.

  • They are very useful if you really want to hear the difference between the two sounds.

  • First, the sounds themselves.

  • And I want you to watch my mouth, how it moves, and to repeat after me.

  • First the /s/ sound.

  • /s/ /s/

  • /s/ Then the /ʃ/ sound.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • /ʃ/ /ʃ/

  • /ʃ/ Let's now do both.

  • Repeat after me.

  • /s/ /ʃ/

  • /s/ /ʃ/

  • /s/ /ʃ/

  • And let's now practice with our two words.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'see' 'she'

  • 'see' 'she'

  • 'see' 'she'

  • Very good, guys.

  • Okay, guys.

  • Time to go through minimal pairs together.

  • Please watch me, how I move my mouth, and repeat after me.

  • Let's get started.

  • crass crash

  • crust crushed

  • fist fished

  • gas gash

  • gust gushed

  • mass mash

  • mess mesh

  • moss mosh

  • plus plush

  • puss push

  • rust rushed

  • sack shack

  • sag shag

  • said shed

  • sail shale

  • sake shake

  • sail shale

  • same shame

  • sank shank

  • sass sash

  • save shave

  • saw shore

  • seen sheen

  • seal she'll

  • seat sheet

  • seed she'd

  • scene sheen

  • seep sheep

  • seer sheer

  • seize she's

  • sell shell

  • sew show

  • sift shift

  • sigh shy

  • sign shine

  • sill shill

  • sin shin

  • single shingle

  • sip ship

  • so show

  • sock shock

  • sod shod

  • sofa chauffeur

  • sop shop

  • sort short

  • sucks shucks

  • sure shoe

  • sun shun

  • Great, guys.

  • Okay, guys.

  • Let's now practice with sentences containing the consonant sounds.

  • The first sentence: 'Sue showed her new shoes.'

  • Please repeat after.

  • 'Sue showed her new shoes.'

  • The second sentence is: 'I've seen the sheen sheet on the seat.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'I've seen the sheen sheet on the seat.'

  • Good.

  • And finally: 'She'd said the seed is in the shed.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'She'd said the seed is in the shed.'

  • Good job.

  • 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 have a look at our first two words, guys.

  • Now which one do I say 'a', or 'b'?

  • Listen very carefully.

  • 'sort' One more time.

  • 'sort' Is it 'a', or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'a', 'sort'.

  • 'b' is 'short'.

  • Now what about this one?

  • 'shoe' 'shoe'

  • Is it 'a', or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'shoe'.

  • 'a' is 'sue'.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'same' 'same'

  • It's 'a', 'same'.

  • 'b' is 'shame'.

  • 'crash' 'crash'

  • It's 'b', 'crash'.

  • 'a' is 'crass'.

  • Listen to me, guys.

  • 'shale' 'shale'

  • What do you think?

  • It's 'b' of course, 'shale'.

  • 'a' is 'sail'.

  • Now, which one do I say?

  • 'seen' 'seen'

  • 'a' of course, 'seen'.

  • 'b' is 'sheen'.

  • 'sip' 'sip'

  • It's 'a', 'sip'.

  • 'b' is 'ship'.

  • Now listen to this one.

  • 'shake' 'shake'

  • It's 'b', 'shake'.

  • 'a' is 'sake'.

  • 'seize' 'seize'

  • It's 'a', 'seize'.

  • 'b' is 'she's'.

  • And the last ones.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'shy' 'shy'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'shy'.

  • 'a' is 'sigh'.

  • Great, guys.

  • Thank you so much for watching.

  • You now understand these consonant sounds /s/ and /ʃ/ in English.

  • Keep practicing.

  • Of course you need a lot of speaking and listening practice to master these sounds.

  • But you can do it!

  • You also need to train your ear to hear the difference between these sounds, okay.

  • Also make sure you watch my other pronunciation videos if you want to improve your English

  • skills even further.

  • See you next time.

  • Thank you so much for watching, guys.

  • If you've liked it, show me your support, click 'like', subscribe to the channel,

  • put your comments below, and share this video.

  • See you.

Hello, guys.

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