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English Tongue Twisters

English Tongue Twisters

What is a Tongue Twister?

A tongue twister is a mixture of words created to be difficult to pronounce. The individual words themselves are generally very commonplace, and easy to pronounce, but, combined as a set of words, they are surprisingly hard to say. The thought is to repeat them swiftly 3 times. or until you get them appropriate.

Use tongue twisters with a view to enhancing your speech. 

Public speakers use tongue twisters for pronunciation, as they are quite valuable in increasing verbal agility and improving diction. I keep in mind reciting tongue twisters as a child, in elocution lessons, and they are used in speech training in public speaking for adults, such as actors, barristers and anybody who has to give firm presentations.

Funny tongue twisters are a source of fantastic amusement for young children and adults alike. Generally 1 person puts out a challenge to say the tongue twister as speedily as feasible and repeat it numerous times. Each person does this in turn, typically until at least 1 of them can get it proper. The results are frequently quite funny.

Tongue twisters are quite beneficial for folks understanding English as a second language (ESL students), as it helps them to get their tongues round familiar and unfamiliar words.

Tongue Twisters Distinguishing Distinct “S” Sounds:

The tongue finds it really challenging to move swiftly in between the sounds “s”, “sh” and “th”. The very first tongue twister below is in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most hard tongue twister:

1  The sixth sheik's sixth sheep's sick

2   Does this shop stock shot silk socks with spots?

3  She sells sea shells on the sea shore

A Tongue Twister which assists with the pronunciation of “R”:

The English “R” is a difficult letter to pronounce – even English folks locate it tough, and some English folks never do master it. Rather of saying “Rabbit”, they will pronounce it “Vabbit” or “Wabbit”. The Scots never even try – they pronounce “R” gutturally (at the back of their throat), like most continental languages, whereas the English “R” is actually pronounced at the front of the mouth, not in the throat.  Some English people pronounce “R” by rolling their tongues slightly, but normally it is pronounced by using the lips rather than the tongue.

4  Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascals ran the rural races

A Tongue Twister to support with the pronunciation of “ai”:

Take the word “pain” – there are several regional differences in the way individuals pronounce it, from “pen” to “pine” and various intermediate sounds, but if you wish to speak English with out a regional accent, you would pronounce it as in “pay” – “payn”.

5  The rain in Spain falls primarily on the plain

You could recall that this phrase was adopted into a song of that title in the musical and film “My Fair Lady”, but, as a tongue twister, it was in use lengthy before that.

Some Tongue Twisters for common verbal agility:

6  Red leather, yellow leather, red leather yellow leather

7  The leith police dismisseth us

9  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?

Be cautious with theTongue Twister below or you may be known as a Rudie!

9  I'm not the pheasant plucker,
    I'm the pheasant plucker's mate.
    I'm only plucking pheasants
    'Cause the pheasant plucker's late

And here’s a Tongue Twister I created up myself:

A protrusion is some thing which sticks out - it could be nail heads, or, as in the case of the monster on the right, pointed scales.

Are you frightened????

10. A preponderance of protrusions on a prehistoric man

 If you understand to say all these tongue twisters without having making a mistake, you are well on the way to excellent diction!

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