Practise how to pronounce words when the letter s says /z/

Audio les­son- How To Pro­nounce Words When The Let­ter ‘s’ Says /z/

How to pro­nounce words when the let­ter ‘s’ says /z/

To pro­nounce words when the let­ter ‘s' says  the /z/ sound, first you need to know that the /s/ and /z/ sounds are min­i­mal pair sounds in Eng­lish. That means, they're made with exact­ly the same mouth move­ments except that when you say the /z/ sound, you switch on your voice in your throat at the same time.

Often speak­ers don't notice when an ‘s' in a word needs to be said as a /z/ because they see the ‘s' writ­ten there. So the sec­ond thing you need to do to pro­nounce words cor­rect­ly when the ‘s' says /z/ in a word, is to begin to attune your ear to it.

Have a lis­ten to this audio les­son to learn how to attune your ear to this.

How to pro­nounce words when the let­ter ‘s’ says /z/

 

How to pro­nounce words when the let­ter ‘s’ says /z/- words that sound the same except for the /s/ or /z/ sound

Lice        lies

Price      pries

Loose     lose

Piece      peas

Rice        rise

Face       phase

Ass         as

Race       raise

Words that are writ­ten with an S but where the S says /z/.

toes
nose
hus­band
posi­tion
always
runs
ris­ing
because
was
his
as
bees
clos­ing
phras­es
los­ing
eras­ing

music

Sen­tences  (Make sure you are say­ing the z prop­er­ly):

She bought some hoses as well as some clothes.
Her hus­band always runs after he fin­ish­es work.
He always clos­es the door when he hears his music.
They were in a los­ing posi­tion.
For more train­ing on /s/ and /z/ espe­cial­ly word plu­rals, have a look here.

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