phonetics

Phonetics: /ʃ/ /tʃ/

sheep

 /ʃ/    for sheep

  • This sound has a lot of different spellings.
  • Spelt ‘sh’: shoe /ʃʊː /
  • ‘ch’ like in the word ‘machine’ /mə’ʃiː n/
  • -s, -ss like in: sure and passion /ʃʊə/ or  /ʃɔː /  /’pæʃən/
  • -ti like in the word nation /ˈneɪʃən/
  • -ci like in special /ˈspeʃəl/
  • -ce like in ocean /əʊʃən/
  • -si like in mansion /ˈmænʃən/

cheap

/tʃ/ for cheap

  • This sound has a lot of different spellings.
  • Spelt ch like chair /tʃeə/
  • tch like in watch /wɒtʃ/
  • -ti like in question /ˈkwestʃən/
  • tu like in nature /ˈneɪtʃə/

Notice the difference between these pairs of words:

 

 

SHEEP/CHEAP – SHARE/CHAIR – NATION/NATURE – SHIP/CHIP

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