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?


Jen L said...

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.

kiwikid said...

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

Janie said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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

Anthea said...

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/

Jeanie said...

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

Leonore Winterer said...

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