Have you ever heard of something called ‘tongue twister’? Tongue Twister is a popular English word game that helps you improve your pronunciation and listening skills. A tongue twister consists of series of words with similar pronunciation.
When I was young, my grandmother often gave me tongue twisters to practice English. It was really fun. Here are some fun tongue twisters to help you practice.
Here’s the rule:
- First try to say it slowly, then try to say it faster! The faster you do it, the greater the challenge, the more interesting it sounds!
- You may notice that they’d sound really funny – it also helps you recognise the similarities between these words!
So, let’s try from the easier ones first! Try to say them loud, hear how theh sound!
- “Crazy Clara catches crawling crab”
- “Sunshine Susie shone her shoes with soap and shoe-shine”
- “Our great-grand-gran is a greater great-grand-gran than your great-grand-gran”
How was that? Still too easy? Try these ones:
- “She sewed shirt seriously”
- “Five fashionable females flying to France for fresh French fashion”
Enough for the warm-ups. Let’s have the hard ones!
- “Can you can a can as a canner can a can?”
- “How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies?”
- “How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?”
- “Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks”
I think I just swallowed my tongue with that one. This one is my personal favourite:
- “Sally’s selfish selling shellfish, so Sally’s shellfish seldom sell”
Keep on practicing! Try to say it ot your friends and see if they understand!
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