If you don’t know what a tongue-twister is then you better learn. These are short phrases that focus on a certain letter or sound to help your pronunciation.
Here are a few:
“Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers……..”
“She sells sea shells on the sea shore…..”
“Bubble bobble, bubble bobble, bubble bobble”
“How many peppers can a woodpecker peck if a woodpecker could peck peppers”
“Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry.”
“Booth lead boldly on his big base drum.”
So what can you do with these?
Well as you can see if you say these sayings over and over again, it’s like doing a tongue workout at the vocabulary gym.
Try to say it with your friends, and you’ll get a real laugh as well as get better at it. The more you do it, the better your pronunciation will be.
Why does it work?
When we learn our own language from birth, our tongue becomes accustomed to a certain way of forming itself to make the sounds of our own language. When you learn a new one, it has to make some adjustments. This is how you can help the adjustment.
Send your tongue to the gym with these tongue twisters!
Do you know any others?