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15 Tongue Twisters to improve pronunciation in English

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A sentence or series of words that is hard to say correctly is called a tongue twister in English. Children love tongue twisters and challenge their friends to try to say them fast several times in row. For English learners, tongue twisters are a fun way to work on one or two sounds at a time to get the pronunciation just right. Start by saying the tongue twister slowly, then try to speed up. Once you can say a tongue twister through, try to say it twice or three times in a row for a bigger challenge.


Tongue twisterSounds/words emphasizedDifficulty (for a native speaker)
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?wood & chuck (means: throw)Easy
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?pEasy
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?canEasy
Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiouslyfEasy
To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don't buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.b & tEasy
She saw Sharif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif's shoes she saw?s & shEasy
Give papa a cup of proper coffe in a copper coffe cup.c & pMedium
Black background, brown backgroundbMedium
Seventy-seven benevolent elephantsl & vMedium
The chic Sikh's sixty-sixth sheep is sicks & kMedium
A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.l & rMedium
A pessemistic pest exists amidst us.s & stMedium
Drew Dodd's dad's dog's dead.dMedium
Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?w, s & chHard
She sells seashells by the seashore.s & shHard
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