You probably know some tongue twisters in your native language but do you know any in English? They are a great way to practise certain vowel or consonant sounds. They are difficult to say quickly because of the alliteration of sounds that are similar. Did you know that they are used by actors and actresses to improve their enunciation? What sounds do you find difficult to make in English? Find a tongue twister below that has that sound in it and try practising every day for a week. You'll definitely improve! Remember that you need to say it a few times and if it is difficult to say quickly, try slowing down a bit. Here are just a selection but there are many more....
Lily ladles little Letty's lentil soup
A night like tonight
You've no need to light a night-light On a light night like tonight, For a night-light's light's a slight light, And tonight's a night that's light. When a night's light, like tonight's light, It is really not quite right To light night-lights with their slight lights On a light night like tonight.
If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter--that would make my batter better
Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs
Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings
Seventy seven benevolent elephants
Theodore Thipthorp thundered and threatened a thick throng
Did Theodore Thipthorp thunder and threaten a thick throng
If Theodore Thipthorp thundered and threatened a thick throng
Where’s the thick throng Theodore Thipthorp thundered and threatened
How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood? A Woodchuck Would Chuck As Much Wood As A Woodchuck Could, If A Woodchuck Could Chuck Wood
Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice scream
Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins
We surely shall see the sun shine soon
She sells seashells on the seashore
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked; If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?