Th sound tongue twisters
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 35 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 through.
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 on 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- Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, successfully sifted some thistles.
Tongue twisters with TH continued
19 – They left the thrift shop, and lost both their theater tickets.
20 – Three tired tigers try to throw three trees.
21 – They think that their teeth get thinner at times they want to taste thick meat.
22 – She thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of her thumb.
23 – They both, though, have thirty-three thick thimbles to thaw.
24 – Tim, the thin twin tinsmith.
25 – He threw three balls.
26 – This thistle seems like that thistle.
27 – The third time the three three-toed tree toads tried tying their toes together, the third three-toed tree toad tied the two three-toed tree toads’ toes to the third toad’s toes. Then the two tied three-toed tree toads told the third three-toed tree toad that tying their toes together thrilled them to their toe tips.
28 – Thank the other three brothers on their father’s mother’s brother’s side.
29 – Fred Threlfall’s thirty-five fine threads are finer threads than Fred Threlfall’s thirty-five thick threads.
30 – I thought a thought. But the thought I thought Wasn’t the thought I thought I thought. If the thought I thought I thought, Had been the thought I thought, I wouldn’t have thought I thought.
31 – A nurse anesthetist unearthed a nest.
32 – Do thick tinkers think?
33 – Elizabeth’s birthday is on the third Thursday of this month.
34 – I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.
35 – Whether the weather is fine or whether the weather is not. Whether the weather is cold or whether the weather is hot. We’ll weather the weather whether we like it or not.