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Famous Tongue Twisters: One Way to Learn English Language Humorously

By Tlb

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If you are very familiar with the English language already, and you want to make a self-practice on how good you are in its pronunciation, then I would recommend you to use tongue twisters.

I’m sure you’re familiar with this. If not, you will love to know what this is and what it does to you! If we will define it, a tongue twister is a phrase in any language, particular to English, that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly. In other words, the terms are creatively made with patterned similarity and rhyme. Let’s take this tongue twister for example:

rally lorry , lorry rally

This may sound so easy when one just read it with their eyes. But if it’s tried to read verbally and with a faster pace, it will become very difficult yet challenging. You see, there is a tendency to blabber and eventually mispronounce the words— which make tongue twisters even more challenging. Would you like to have more examples of tongue twisters?

Fanny the fair and fabulous fairy flew to the fantastic fantasy land of fair-fare!

Purple, paper, people

Purple, people, paper

People, purple, paper

Benny bought a bit of butter but the butter was so bitter so she bought a better butter to make the bitter butter better.

A driver drives a drivers driven car for taking test drive of the drivers car driven car .

Constant verbal reading and even memorizing of these tongue twisters make it essential to learn English language effectively. Considering its funny side, its practice is becoming funnier as you seem to literally twist your tongue! I mean, no wonder it’s called tongue twister, right? Because it will really twist your tongue if you’re not used to it!

Would you like to have even more examples of tongue twisters? The following lists below are famous yet it will be a lot more difficult. Try to read them verbally and comment how it goes with you. Make sure you also read it slowly in the beginning. Then read it faster, and faster!

Are you ready? Here it goes!

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.

Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

Denise sees the fleece,

Denise sees the fleas.

At least Denise could sneeze

and feed and freeze the fleas.

Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug – although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty year old thug thought of that morning.

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.

How do you find it? Did you blabber? Please feel free to write your responses about your oral presentation on tongue twisters.

Learning English language is fun and exciting to learn. If you want to practice your English skills humorously, try these tongue twisters. I assure you, it is definitely funny!

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