Topic

/ð/ vs /z/ – e.g. with vs whizz

Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

with – whizz
ð – wɪz

then – zen
ðen – zen

clothe – close
kləʉð – kləʉs

clothing – closing
ˈkləʉðɪŋ – ˈkləʉzɪŋ

sheathe – she’s
ʃiːð – ʃiːz

teethe – tease
tiːð – tiːz

teething – teasing
ˈtiːðɪŋ – ˈtiːzɪŋ

bathe – bays
bæɪð – bæɪz

breathe – breeze
briːð – briːz

lithe – lies
lɑeð – lɑez

loathe – lows
ləʉð – ləʉz

scythe – size
sɑeð – sɑez

seethe – seas
siːð – siːz

bathe – baize
bæɪð – bæɪz

lathe – laze
læɪð – læɪz

soothe – sues
sʉːð – sjʉːz

tithe – ties
tɑeð – tɑez

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. Those are Zo’s clothes closed in there.
  2. He ties tithes of a small size to his scythe.
  3. Sue soothes the seething seas then she sues.
  4. We feel the bay breathe its breeze as we bathe.
  5. Hitherto, his are two either side of the easy size.
  6. Muzs mother would rather the Tsar further away.
  7. Teasing the teething baby whilst closing his clothing.
  8. Mother and father zoom to the zoo rather than the bays.
  9. Susan would rather dissolve her hosiery than their brassiere there.
  10. They were zeroing in and zipping the zebra’s withered weathered whiz.