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.
Here are the answers to yesterday’s listening challenge questions
- Tom surprised with Bob’s answer because Bob said “I was boring.” “When talking about himself, Bob should have said, “The party was boring” or “I was bored.”
- Michael’s history class was very boring!
Here are today’s listening challenge questions
- What four things did Shelly do at the beach?
- What did Sam do?
Please feel free to write your answers in the comment box below.
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