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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 talk about two very confusing consonant sounds -

  • The /f/ sound and the th /θ/ sound.

  • So /f/ and /θ/.

  • Now I know they may sound very similar but they are actually different.

  • And they are two very important sounds in the English language

  • so I want you to be able to pronounce them correctly.

  • Let's start with two example words.

  • The first example word that I have is 'fin' with an /f/ sound.

  • 'fin'

  • The second word is slightly different.

  • It's 'thin'.

  • It's a th /θ/ sound.

  • 'thin'

  • So 'fin' and 'thin'.

  • I know they may sound very similar but they are different.

  • We are going to practice together and I promise you by the end of this video, you will hear the difference.

  • Let's keep watching.

  • Before we learn about the consonant sounds /f/ and /θ/ in English,

  • you should know about the I.P.A spelling.

  • It's very important.

  • You can also watch me and how I move my mouth.

  • And obviously always try to repeat after me, guys.

  • I know you can make those sounds.

  • Let's do it.

  • Now, first, let's practice how to make the /f/ sound in English.

  • It's unvoiced.

  • So you're not going to use your voice.

  • No vibration in your throat.

  • You're going to put your teeth against your lower lip

  • and you're going to push out some air through your teeth and your lower lip.

  • So… /f/

  • Please watch my mouth, repeat after me.

  • /f/

  • Let's practice with the word 'fin'.

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'fin'

  • Good.

  • And now, let's learn how to produce the th /θ/ sound in English.

  • th /θ/

  • It's unvoiced.

  • No voice. No vibration in the throat, okay.

  • And what you're going to do is

  • you're going to put your tongue between your teeth and push out some air.

  • /θ/

  • Please repeat after me.

  • /θ/

  • Let's practice with the word 'thin'.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'thin'

  • Great, guys.

  • Let's now practice with minimal pairs.

  • These words that are very similar but the sounds are actually different.

  • Super useful if you really want to hear the difference between two sounds.

  • First, let's focus on our sounds.

  • Please watch my mouth and repeat after me.

  • First, the /f/ sound.

  • /f/

  • And now the th /θ/ sounds.

  • /θ/

  • Now do both. Please repeat after me.

  • /f/

  • /θ/

  • /f/

  • /f/

  • /θ/

  • And now let's take our words.

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'fin'

  • 'thin'

  • 'fin'

  • 'thin'

  • 'fin'

  • 'thin'

  • Great.

  • Okay, students.

  • We're now going to go through minimal pairs together.

  • And I want you to look at how I move my mouth and to repeat after me.

  • Let's go through this.

  • deaf

  • death

  • first

  • thirst

  • for

  • thaw

  • fort

  • thought

  • fought

  • thought

  • four

  • thaw

  • free

  • three

  • freeze

  • threes

  • fresh

  • thresh

  • frill

  • thrill

  • fro

  • throw

  • froze

  • throws

  • fret

  • threat

  • fug

  • thug

  • furred

  • third

  • oaf

  • oath

  • Very good, guys.

  • Okay, guys.

  • Time to practice with a few sentences containing our consonant sounds.

  • The first sentence is:

  • 'Get three free samples.'

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'Get three free samples.'

  • The second sentence:

  • 'I thought they fought.'

  • Please repeat after me.

  • 'I thought they fought.'

  • And finally:

  • 'Don't fret because there's no threat.'

  • Repeat after me.

  • 'Don't fret because there's no threat.'

  • Good. Let's move 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 start with our first words.

  • Word 'a', word 'b'.

  • Which one do I say?

  • Listen to me.

  • 'furred'

  • One more time.

  • 'furred'

  • Is it 'a' or is it 'b'?

  • It's 'a' guys, 'furred' with an 'f'.

  • 'b' would be 'third'.

  • What about now? Listen to me.

  • 'froze'

  • It's 'a'.

  • 'b' is 'throws'.

  • 'death'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'death'.

  • 'a' would be pronounced 'deaf'.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'thrill'

  • It's 'b' guys, 'thrill'.

  • 'a' is 'frill'.

  • Now which one do I say?

  • 'thirst'

  • It's answer 'b', 'thirst'.

  • 'a' is 'first'.

  • What about this one?

  • 'fro'

  • It's 'a' guys, 'fro'.

  • 'b' is 'throw'.

  • 'free'

  • It's answer 'a', 'free'.

  • 'b' is 'three'.

  • Listen to me.

  • 'thought'

  • 'a' or 'b'?

  • It's 'b', 'thought'.

  • 'a' would be 'fought'.

  • Now listen to me.

  • 'freeze'

  • It's answer 'a'.

  • 'b' is 'threes'.

  • Finally.

  • 'oath'

  • It's 'b' guys, 'oath'.

  • 'a' would be 'oaf'.

  • Great, guys.

  • You now understand these two different consonant sounds.

  • The /f/ sound and the th /θ/ sound in English.

  • Of course it takes a lot more practice to master these sounds, so keep practicing.

  • You'll be able to pronounce these sounds correctly in a very short time

  • and you will train your ear to hear the differences between the sounds.

  • And obviously watch my other pronunciation videos.

  • I promise you they will help you improve your skills.

  • 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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