The Pronunciation Of The /ths/ Combination
(+ “Why There Is Nothing ‘Difficult’ About Learning English”)
This is a re-fresh of a post from a couple years ago, which was originally posted on The WordPress.com Version of GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! (where this all started.) The reason for up-dating this post is due to the line below which I have happily crossed out. And the reason for crossing-out that line is because – it has become a central theme and a guiding principle of my work as – not only a “Teacher”, but also a reformer of Education in general – that any time a so-called “Teacher” says something like this to a student – then that teacher should get a slap in the face, and then have to apologize to the student for trying to impose a limiting belief structure on him or her.
[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 deleted) to make my point clear.]
…I Am Absolutely Serious About This
After apologizing, that “Teacher” should then correct him or herself 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.
That being said… On with the “lesson”
The /ths/ combination
Enjoy The Video!
See… That Wasn’t Difficult 😀
In the video, you will notice that the speaker 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 to do a thing, and then… do it.
Have An Excellent Day!