Tongue twisters are a fun and challenging way to improve your pronunciation skills in English, especially for beginners. These are phrases that are difficult to say quickly and clearly because of their repetitive and similar-sounding words. These phrases are designed to be difficult to say quickly and accurately, forcing you to focus on the sounds and rhythms of the language. In this article, we’ll share 50 popular tongue twisters for beginners that will help you sharpen your pronunciation skills and fluency.
50 Popular Tongue Twisters
- Freshly-fried flying fish.
- A proper copper coffee pot.
- Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
- Six slippery snails slid slowly seaward.
- A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
- The thirty three-thieves thought that they thrilled the thrown throughout Thursday.
- Whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot, we’ll be together whatever the weather, whether we like it or not.
- I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
- The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
- Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
- She saw sea shells on the seashore.
- I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
- Each Easter, Eddie eats eighty Easter eggs.
- If you must cross a coarse, cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross, coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.
- Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed Shillyshallied south. These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack; Sheep should sleep in a shed.
Hard Tongue Twisters
- She sells C-shells by the seashore. The shells she sells are surely C-shells. So if she sells C-shells on the seashore, I’m sure she sells seashore shells.
- Betty bought some butter, but she said this butter’s bitter; if I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. So, she bought a bit of better butter, better than the bitter butter, and it made her batter better.
- Whether we whisper or whether we shout, we’ll win the war with words without a doubt.
- I thought a thought. But the thought I thought wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
- How many berries could a bare berry carry if a bare berry could carry berries?
- How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
- If you understand, say “understand”. If you don’t understand, say “don’t understand”. But if you understand and say “don’t understand”. How do I understand that you understand? Understand!
- Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he? Poor Fuzzy!
- Ned Nott was shot and Sam Shott was not. So it is better to be Shott than Nott. Some say Nott was not shot. But Shott says he shot Nott. Either the shot Shott shot at Nott was not shot, or Nott was shot. If the shot Shott shot shot Nott, Nott was shot. But if the shot Shott shot shot Shott, then Shott was shot, not Nott.
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