Pronunciation: The “T” Sound
0:00 -- Introduction, etc. -- You can skip this.
0:24 -- Explanation. (It may be a bit difficult to understand.)
1:08 -- Example Words
time, torn, twelve, trousers, what, after, Templetons,
tell, taxi, twenty, tried, late, water, tempted,
town, telephone, between, transport, night, empty, extravagant
1:49 -- Past tense verbs with “-ed” following a voiceless consonant
hoped, looked, puffed, missed, wished, fetched, tempted,
hopped, asked, laughed, passed, crashed, watched, boxed
2:23 -- Notes About Spelling Exceptions
- Some words that have “TH” in the spelling use the “T” pronunciation instead of “TH.
- Sometime the “T” is silent even though it’s in the spelling of the word.
3:20 -- Practice
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Better late than dead on time.
To fall between two stools.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Temptations are like tramps--let one in and he returns with friends.
A storm in a teacup.
On the tip of your tongue.