Sunday, April 25, 2021

Tongue Twisters

 She sells sea shells by the sea shore

I have students who have difficulty pronouncing "s" and "sh". This tongue twister is the perfect practice. After practicing this one, I couldn't resist having them try a few more. 

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? 

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.  Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.  Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?

Do you have a favorite tongue twister? If you are interested, here is a website with 50 Tongue Twisters to improve English Pronunciation. 


diamondc said...

Pamela: I have to giggle, this is from my era, I am in my 70s now, I remember My Mother reciting these to us as children.
I bet your students get a giggle out of these.


Vireya said...

I've never heard most of the ones on that list of 50. The first 4 are familiar, two of the ones further down the list were advertising slogans for particular products, but I've never heard any of the remaining 44!

Queeniepatch said...

My favourite has always been, is and will continue to be no 6 about the ice cream we scream for.
No 48 really twisted my tongue, probably because I can not picture the meaning.

jacaranda said...

I also have not heard of the majority on your list. It fascinates me how there are so many accents in English.

Shami Immanuel said...

I love tongue twisters. Thanks for the list. Will play with my boys.

Jeanie said...

I'm not good at tongue twisters but they are so much fun!

Leonore Winterer said...

The 'classical' German tongue twister is 'Fischers Fritz fischt frische Fische' and 'In Ulm, um Ulm, und um Ulm herum' :)

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