The final S sound

When do we use the letter s?

plurals

plurals

Chopsticks

plurals

Chopsticks

plurals

Chopsticks

Camels

plurals

Chopsticks

Camels

plurals

Chopsticks

Camels

Buses

possessive s

possessive s

Jeff s bicycle

possessive s

Jeff s bicycle

possessive s

Jeff s bicycle

Alex s wife

possessive s

Jeff s bicycle

Alex s wife

possessive s

Jeff s bicycle

Wayne s car

Alex s wife

Verbs in the

rd 3

person singular

Verbs in the

rd 3

person singular

He works in outer space

Verbs in the

rd 3

person singular

He works in outer space

Verbs in the

rd 3

person singular

He works in outer space

he kisses snakes every day

Verbs in the

rd 3

person singular

He works in outer space

he kisses snakes every day

Verbs in the

rd 3

person singular

He works in outer space

he kisses snakes every day

she sings songs

How many different sounds?

How many different sounds?
Walks = /s/

How many different sounds?
Walks = /s/ bags = /z/

How many different sounds?
Walks = /s/ bags = /z/ kisses = /iz/

/s/ - /z/ - /iz/

/s/ - /z/ - /iz/
Unvoiced = /s/ cliffs flicks taps rats cats

/s/ - /z/ - /iz/
Unvoiced = /s/ cliffs flicks taps rats cats Voiced = /z/ webs bags Wales legs wings

/s/ - /z/ - /iz/
Unvoiced = /s/ cliffs flicks taps rats cats Other = /iz/ kisses boxes hedges Voiced = /z/ webs bags Wales legs wings

fishes

teaches

Voiced /b/ /d/ /g/ /j/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ng/ /r/ /v/ /w/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /o/ /u/ = + /z/ rings

Voiced /b/ /d/ /g/ /j/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ng/ /r/ /v/ /w/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /o/ /u/ = + /z/ rings Unvoiced /f/ /h/ /k/ /p/ /t/ = + /s/ kicks

Voiced /b/ /d/ /g/ /j/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ng/ /r/ /v/ /w/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /o/ /u/ = + /z/ rings Unvoiced /f/ /h/ /k/ /p/ /t/ = + /s/ kicks Other /s/ /z/ /dg/ /ch/ /sh/ /x/ = + /iz/ teaches

The final S sound
Voiced sounds

/b/ /d/ /g/ /j/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ng/ /r/ /v/ /w/ /a/ /e/ /i/ /o/ /u/
Unvoiced sounds

+ /z/ + /s/ + /iz/

webs bags Wales legs wings cliffs flicks taps rats kisses boxes hedges fishes teaches

/f/ /h/ /k/ /p/ /t/
Words ending with

/s/ /z/ /dg/ /ch/ /sh/ /x/