15 Tongue Twisters

In this episode I’ve recorded myself saying 15 English tongue twisters aloud, many for the first time in my life.

I wanted to do this to illustrate to you just how hard these tongue twisters are even for native speakers!

So, here you go guys.

Have a listen and then practice saying these out loud, and then if you feel brave enough record them here and post them in the AE Virtual Classroom to show me and the other students!

 

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  1. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
  2. Peter Piper picked a peck of picked peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
  3. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
  4. Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.
  5. 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.
  6. She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw?
  7. Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.
  8. Black background, brown background.
  9. Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.
  10. The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sick.
  11. A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.
  12. A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.
  13. Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.
  14. Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?
  15. She sells seashells by the seashore.

15 Tongue Twisters

G’day guys.

Welcome to this episode.

Today’s something a little different.

I thought I would make you Aussie English Support Packers a different kind of lesson where I tackle tongue twisters.

So, I was chatting to Estefania in the Aussie English Virtual Classroom and she was saying that it’d be interesting to have some tongue twisters to do.

So, I’m going to try and do some of those for you now.

And, yeah, let’s practice our English and practice some of these more difficult sounds in English.

So, the first one is “Would” vs “Chuck”

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

How much wood would a… How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

There you go.

The next one is the letter “P”.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick.

The next one involves the word “Can”.

Can you ca…

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

Alright, the one after this tackles the letter “F”.

Frivolously fanciful Frannie fried fresh fish furiously.

Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fri…

…fried fesh…

…friend fresh fish furiously.

Frivolously fanci.. Fan…

See this is getting me with the “F” and the “R” in there.

Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.

Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously.

I don’t think I can do that one much quicker.

The next one is “B” and “T”.

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.

Wow… Okay, I don’t think I’m going to be able to do this one fast either.

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.

Far out.

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.

Far out!

The next one is between “S” and “SH”. So, the “S” and “SH”. This always gets me as well.

She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa, but was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she shaw… she saw.

She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa, but was she… was she so sure thoshhh… were Sharif’s shoes she shhh… she saw.

She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa, but was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw.
The “SH” and the “S”, that’s so hard!

She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa, but was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw.
I don’t think I can do it much quicker than that.

Another one here is “C” and “P”.

Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a coff… in a copper… coffee cup.

Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

Alright, got that one.

“B”, the letter “B”.

Black backboard, brown brackground… no wait.

Black backboard, brown background.

Black brack…

Black background, brown background.

Black background, brown background.

Black brack…

Black background, blown…

This is the “BL”, “B” and “BR”.

Black background, brown background.

Black background, brown background.

Black background, brown background.

Okay.

This one, the next one here, is “L” and “V”, “L” and “V”.

Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.

Oh, that wasn’t too hard.

Seventy-seven bene… benevolent elephants.

Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.

Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.

Benevolent elephants, benevolent elephants.

Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.

There we go.

“S” and “K”.

The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sick.

The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sick.

The chic Sikh’s sixty-sixth sheep is sick.

Alright.

Now “L” and “R”.

A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.

A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.

A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.

That wasn’t too bad.

“S” and “ST”. So, “S” and “ST”.

A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.

Oh, that wasn’t too bad.

A pessimistic…

A pessimistic pest exists among… amid…

Okay, maybe I was wrong.

A pessimistic pest exists among… amidst us. Amidst us not amongst.

A pessimistic… pest exists amidst us.

A pessimistic pi…

A pessimistic pest exists among… amidst us.

Far out!

A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.

A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.

A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.

Alright. “D”.

Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.

Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.

Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.

Drew Dodd’s dad’s dog’s dead.

“W”, “S” and “CH”. So, “W”, “S” and “CH”

Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?

Oh, god.

Which… Which witch… switched the Swiss wristwatches?

Which witch switched the Swiss wrich… rich..

Which… witch… switched the Swiss wristwatches?

Which witch switched the Swiss wrich… wristwatches… wristwatches, wristwatches.

Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?

I don’t think I can do that much faster.

Oh, and the deadly.

The “S” and “CH”… “S” and “SH” in this one. “S” and “SH”.

She sells seashells by the seashore.

She sells seashells by the seashore.

She sells seashells by the seashore.

She sells seashells by the seashore.

Okay, I got that one.

Alright guys, I hope you enjoyed this little mini episode for you guys.

I’m going to try and also go through these and give you listen and repeat exercises so that you can practice each one of these slowly and then we can speed it up.

So, check it out below and practice some of these tongue twisters so you can nail the sound.

See you guys!