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The Pronunciation Of The /ths/ Combination
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(+ “Why There Is Nothing ‘Difficult’ About Learning English”)



(Pronunciation Lesson)


First…  A Message From “The Teacher”


Click Here To Read The Message, Or Just Go On To The Lesson Below
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First Of All — This is a re-fresh of a lesson that was originally posted on the WordPress.com version of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! (where this all started.)  The reason for up-dating this post here is due to a line in a Paragraph below — which I have crossed out.
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Secondly — The reason for crossing-out that line is because — it has become a central theme and a guiding principle of my work as a Teacher, and as a reformer of Education & “The English Language overall — that any time a so-called “Teacher” says to his or her student, something like in the crossed-out line below — that teacher should, then, be slapped across the face.  And then that so-called “Teacher” should have to apologize to the student for trying to impose such a limiting belief-structure on him or her.
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Self-Slap - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

Me Slapping My Own Face For The Reason Stated Above

In this particular lesson, that teacher was myself.  I was the one who used the word “Difficult”.  I only left it crossed-out, instead of deleting it, to make this point clear.


…I Am Absolutely Serious About This


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After Apologizing — that “Teacher” should then correct him- or her-self by finding a different way of stating whatever it is that he or she is stating.  There are a plethora of ways to say just about anything, in a way which does not impose a limiting belief-structure on the one who is coming to that “Teacher” for help — it simply takes some intelligence & creativity to find that “way”.
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For a more thorough explanation of this, you can read This Post Here

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That Being Said…  Let’s Get On With The Lesson
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The /ths/ combination is a difficult letter-combination to pronounce…  Correction:  …is a unique letter-combination in The Common Tongue of The English Language.  This is mostly because there is no vowel sound in-between the un-voiced /th/ sound and the /s/ sound.
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This Letter-combination occurs, mostly, in the Plural form of a Noun which ends with the un-voiced /th/ combination.  Now, please watch Rachel explain this in the video below.


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Enjoy The Video!

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See…  That Wasn’t Difficult At All 😀

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In the video — you will notice that Rachel used the Word “Tricky”.  This is actually a good Word to use.  Because even in a “Tricky” situation, or doing some “Tricky” Maneuver there is actually nothing “Difficult” about it.  One simply has to learn the proper WAY of doing that thing, and then practice doing it until it no-longer “seems” or “feels difficult.


%22Tricky%22 Skateboard %22Trick - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

Even this trick is not difficult.  It’s just “tricky”.  And that’s why they call them “tricks”.  You simply need to, first, learn HOW to do it — and then just do it!  The same is true with learning English 😎




Have An Excellent Day!

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