Final [Z] as in Jazz
Sound formation instruction:
To pronounce the /z/ sound, gently close your front teeth and leave your lips slightly open. Position your tongue very close to the upper-front roof of your mouth. Leave about a 2-6 mm gap between the tip of your tongue and the front roof of your mouth to form a narrow pathway. Push voiced air out through the pathway between your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Make sure your voice is on (vocal cords are vibrating).
|1||as /æz; unstressed əz/||2||advise /ædˈvaɪz/|
|3||appease /əˈpiːz/||4||appeases /əˈpiːziz/|
|5||analyze /ˈænlaɪz/||6||blaze /bleɪz/|
|7||birds /bɜrz/||8||because /bɪˈkɔz/, /bɪˈkʌz/|
|9||breeze /briz/||10||bruise /bruːz/|
|11||buzz /bʌz/||12||cheese /tʃiːz/|
|14||clothes /kloʊz/, /kloʊðz/||15||demise /dɪˈmaɪz/|
|16||disease /dɪˈziːz/||17||does /dəʊz/|
|18||doze /doʊz/||19||ease /iz/|
|20||eases /iziz/||21||eyes /aɪz/|
|22||freeze /ˈfriːz/||23||froze /froʊz/|
|24||fuzz /fʌz/||25||graze /greɪz/|
|27||grows /groʊz/||28||his /hɪz; unstressed ɪz/|
|29||has /hæz; unstressed həz/||30||houses /ˈhaʊzɪz/|
|31||is /ɪz/||32||jazz /dʒæz/|
|33||knees /niz/||34||laws /lɔz/|
|35||lies /laɪz/||36||Liz /lɪz/|
|39||lose /luz/||40||maze /meɪz/|
|41||nose /noʊz/||42||pays /peɪz/|
|43||phase /feɪz/||44||phases /feɪziz/|
|45||plays /pleɪz/||46||please /pliz/|
|47||praise /preɪz/||48||prize /praɪz/|
|49||prizes /praɪziz/||50||rise /raɪz/|
|51||raise /reɪz/||52||rises /raɪziz/|
|53||rose /roʊz/||54||scissors /ˈsɪzərz/|
|55||seize /siz/||56||size /saɪz/|
|57||sizes /saɪziz/||58||sneeze /sniz/|
|59||surprise /sərˈpraɪz/||60||tease /tiz/|
|61||teases /tiziz/||62||these /ðiz/|
|63||those /ðoʊz/||64||ties /taɪz/|
|65||trays /treɪz/||66||was /wʌz; unstressed wəz/|
- Many birds died due to the bird flu disease.
- Doctors advised Liz to stay away from cheese.
- Teachers seize scissors from the clumsy, young students.
- There was a surprise after opening the box with a vise.
- Eyes usually ease to the pleasing sight of a dozen roses.
- There are many ties with Biblical illusions and British plays.
- Many fires from the forests caused a shortage of maize for the natives.
- Liz’s knees froze at the sight of the law enforcement officers.
- My neighbor likes to tease me when I let my clothes dry in the breeze.
- For breakfast, I had bread, cheese, eggs and freshly squeezed orange juice.
- From its rise to its demise, the Roman Empire’s profound influence lives today.
- Clements gets many bruises from dangerous dives and plays during baseball.
- Through his detailed analysis, the doctor was able to advise all the patients.
- The teacher advised Liz to read over the analysis so the experiment would not be as hard to understand.
- The wise farmer let his cows graze on another hill because he did not want them to lose weight.
The kids at school liked to tease Liz because she was tall for her age. Whenever she walked in the classroom, Liz would lower her eyes to the floor until she reached her desk. Mr. Fuzz, the teacher, was always disappointed with the behavior of his students because they treated Liz badly for no reason. He liked Liz because she was very wise. However, Liz would never raise her hand because she did not want her classmates to tease her further.
One day, Mr. Fuzz decided to surprise both Liz and the class with an activity. Mr. Fuzz handed out scissors to the kids along with several pieces of colored paper. He then handed out a paper with instructions about how to make a paper rose, and he announced that the first student to make it would win a prize. Mr. Fuzz watched as Liz followed the instructions with ease and created the paper rose in no time. Before Liz began to realize that she was the only student done with the project, Mr. Fuzz cleared his throat and announced the winner. Liz froze when she heard her name, and she felt that her knees were too weak to stand up and receive her prize.
Mr. Fuzz pulled a large vase full of candy from behind his desk. When he announced that it was up to Liz to share her prize, the kids in his classroom lowered their eyes to the floor. However, Liz stood up and began to pass out candy to everyone, even Mr. Fuzz. Afterwards, she helped the other students finish their roses, and soon the vase was filled with paper roses instead of candy. Mr. Fuzz kept the vase on his desk as a reminder, and Liz was never teased again.
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