Do you have problems pronouncing words like “the”, “thing”, “although”, and “thorough”? Well, not to worry! Here are a couple of tips for you to follow so that you can improve your pronunciation. The TH sound can be made by sticking out your tongue, placing the tip of your tongue between your upper and lower teeth, and blowing out. There are two kinds of TH sounds: voiced and voiceless.
To make voiced TH sounds as in “the” and “although”, make sure that when you blow out, that sound is also made. You know you are making a voiced TH sound because when you touch your throat, you can feel a vibration.
To make a voiceless TH sounds as in “something” and “thorough”, make sure that when you blow out, no sound is made. You know you are making a voiceless TH sound because when you touch your throat, you cannot feel a vibration.
Listen to what native speaker suggest about how to pronounce the /th/ sound correctly and then practice the /th/ sound on the materials provided:
Voiced Th Reading Paragraphs
Tongue twisters for the Th sound in English