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Pronunciation Challenge: Tongue Twister

Sometimes teaching pronunciation is quite hard and boring, so if students are challenged with something extraordinary they can find that interesting and would like to join the lesson.

After or just among all the activities that help distinguish and practice the sounds, a small game is perfect to break the ice.

Below is a list of Tongue Twister sentences from easy to hard.

Easy How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
She saw Sue’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sue’s shoes she saw?
Medium Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
Black background, brown background
Seventy-seven benevolent elephants
The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sick
A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.
Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.
Hard Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?
She sells seashells by the seashore.

Source: Education First

Students can be put into competition, like the mother and daughter in the following video.

Source: British Council

Hope you can use this for your students!



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