Fricative Consonant Sounds (21-29)

Fricatives are made by squeezing air through a block in the mouth or throat

English pronunciation has 9 fricative consonant sounds:

The grey sounds are voiceless – they are made with only air. The white sounds are voiced, they are made using the voice and air.

Now let’s try the fricatives in some words:

Now we have tried the fricatives, let’s practise them – select ‘Fricative Activities’ below:

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