Paul S Gruber保罗.格罗博士是美国英语发音主教练，Pronunciation Workshop美国英语发音特训机构创办人，美国资深英语发音专家级最畅销美语发音课程研发设计者，全美包括常青藤联盟等46所一流大学的英语发音课程系列教材珠宝，曾受邀到52个国家讲学，近百万听众。
1. Consonant ‘F’
2. Consonant ‘V’
3. The Unvoiced ‘SH’ Sound
4. The Voiced ‘ZSH’ Sound
Consonants F and V are produced with contact of your upper teeth and lower lip. Think of it as biting your lower lip. Maintain a steady air stream.
They are both identical, except the F is unvoiced, and the V is voiced.
Practice Words with ‘F’
Do you feel like a physical wreck?
Are you fed up with your feeling of fatigue?
Have you had enough of feeling rough?
Why don’t you fight fever with
A medicine that is tough on Flu.
Practice Words with ‘V’
Comparing F and V
Feel – Veal
Safe – Save
Fat – Vat
Fine – Vine
Face – Vase
Fan – Van
Foul – Vowel
Proof – Prove
A famous athlete
A food vendor
The Foreign Service
Over the rainbow
Our first victory
Husband and wife
Very well done
Her promotion in the firm was well deserved.
There was only one survivor on the island.
Steve noticed that the olive juice must have stained his sleeve.
The street vendor was selling souvenirs to tourists.
Dave gave me his car so that I could drive on New Year’s Eve.
There were several dents in the rear fender.
Tom placed several tomatoes from the vine into a basket.
NOT OF. BUT OV.
The Unvoiced SH Sound
To make the Unvoiced SH sound, bring your mouth and lips forward, teeth should be slightly apart. Produce air stream. Words beginning with SH begin with this sound. (So are the words Sugar, Sure, Chef and Chicago.)
SH practice words
The fishing trip was planned and we left to go to the ocean.
Was the chef ashamed to use the precious sugar?
Sharon gave a special performance.
He will be stationed in Washington, D.C, the nation’s capital.
She went to a fashion show after taking a shower.
She sells seashells by the seashore.
The social club was praised for their cooperation.
Joe’s weather machine shows a sharp drop in air pressure, especially offshore.
Ships in motion on the ocean should be sure to use caution.
The Voiced ZSH Sound
The Voiced ZSH sound is exactly like the SH except voicing is added.
ZSH practice words
It’s not unusual for people to study division in Asia.
I usually use a measuring cup to measure erosion.
The beige walls were the usual color in the treasury building.
List things that are appropriate for each column. Then say them out loud in full sentences for practice.
Example: It’s usually hot in the summer.
It’s unusual for me to be late for an appointment.
Hot in the summer
Late for appointments