TH sound tongue twisters for English classes

18 TH sound tongue twisters

Th sound tongue twisters

Updated 11/8/2021

This printable is good practice for the pronunciation of TH sounds. It contains both voiced and voiceless TH words.

The voiced th sound uses a buzzing sound from the throat. You need to use your vocal cords and make sure that your tongue is positioned between your teeth.

The voiceless th is one of the most difficult sounds to pronounce in the English language. Quite often it is mispronounced as an f sound. To achieve the correct voiceless th sound, put your tongue between your teeth. Blow out the air between your tongue and your top teeth. Do not use your voice – the sound is made only with your mouth. It is a good idea to practice this with students before tackling the printable tongue twisters activity.

18 TH sound tongue twisters

Here are 18 Th sound tongue twisters, The first 11 are on the free printable PDF above.

1 – There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go


2 – Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr Thurber on Thursday.

3 – If King Thistle stuck a thousand thistles in the thistle of his thumb, How many thistles did King Thistle stick in the thistle of his thumb?

4 – Thirty­three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday.

5 – The seething sea ceaseth; thus the seething sea sufficeth us.

6 – Thirty-three thousand feathers on a thrushes throat.

7 – I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.

8 – Thirty-six thick silk threads.

9 – The two twenty-two tore through town.

10- Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.

11- Thin sticks, thick bricks.

12- These thousand tricky tongue twisters trip thrillingly off the tongue.

13- This is a zither.

14- Thank the other three brothers of their father’s mother’s brother’s side.

15- Thelma sings the theme song.

16- They both, though, have thirty­three thick thimbles to thaw.

17- Three short sword sheaths.

18- Theopholus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, successfully sifted some thistles.


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