Thursday, August 9, 2018

A Flea And A Fly

Many of my students have pronunciation issues with English.  Two big ones are the R-L confusion and the English "F" sound.  Here is something I use to practice with them.  


A flea and a fly flew up a flue,  

Said the flea, "Let us fly", 

Said the fly, "Let us flee, 

So they flew through a flaw in the flue. 


This is also a good way to talk about words that sound alike but have different meanings and spellings.  


How are you with tongue twisters?

7 comments:

  1. The names Kelly and Carrie have cause some confusion from time to time, resulting is a conversation that sounds a bit like the old "Who's On First" routine ; ). More of a brain twister than a tongue twister, though.

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  2. Not good here, I have a Japanese friend here and she has the same problem with those letters.

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  3. My two year old grandson, who chatters up a storm, has the funniest/cutest way with words.
    You should hear him say, Mrs. Tiggywinkle.
    I'm teaching him Little Diddle Dumpling, a little bit of a tongue twister. Fun with words.

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  4. Hi Pamela its a real tongue twister for me,a good way for them to learn xx

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  5. Wow that is indeed a tongue twister, Pamela!
    I have heard it said many times that English is one of the hardest languages to learn as a 2nd language... I'm sure you're doing wonderfully with your students/
    x

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  6. I'm not great with them but I'm going to try to remember this one1

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  7. I didn't know that one - it's cute :) I like tongue twisters, but I don't think I'm very good with them.

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