The Pronunciation Of The /ths/ Combination

(+ “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
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.

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 here student, something like in the crossed out line — 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 a limiting belief structure on him or her.

Self-Slap - GiveMeSomeEnglish!!!

[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

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 one who is coming to that “Teacher” for help;  it simply takes some intelligence and creativity to find that “way”.

“For a more thorough explanation of this, you can read the post that I wrote, specifically, on this subject.” 

That Being Said…  Let’s Get On With The Pronunciation Part Of This Lesson

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.

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.

Enjoy The Video!

See…  That Wasn’t Difficult At All 😀

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!

%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!  Just like with speaking English 😎

Have An Excellent Day!





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