27 – S vs SH Pronunciation in English Lesson

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S & Sh can be tricky to pronounce correctly in English. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at the difference between these two sounds and practice some words and sentences featuring them!

Here are the example sentences

Look at these pairs of words:

  • see – she
  • sue – shoe
  • save – shave
  • sit – shit

Sentence practice [ /s/ (ess) ]

  • I see seven swans.
  • Sue said Sam was sick.
  • Steve saves stamps and coins.
  • Can I sit here? Can someone sit here?

Sentence practice[ /ʃ/ (sh) ]

  • She should shake it.
  • We shop for shoes and shirts
  • Should Tosh shave his mustache?
  • Shelly should clean the shed.

Sentence practice [both sounds]

  • Sue shops for Sam’s shoes.
  • Steve should see the shimmering scene.
  • Steve shall sell his stamps to buy shoes.
  • She sells sea shells by the sea shore.

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Comments 10

  1. First , thanks for your great effort . Second , the answers are 1) Shelly took off her shoes , she pushed her feet in the sand then she spends her time hunting for shells and taking photos of shore boats and ships .
    2) Sam swam all afternoon in the sea.

  2. Hi Michael,

    – Shelly spent time hunting for shells and taking photos of shorebirds and ships.
    – Sam swam all afternoon in the sea.

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. Good Morning Michael,

    I love this Episode and saved. As I talked to you, these sounds are difficult for me to tell s from sh.


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