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Tongue Twisters

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During the past two weeks we have been looking at new ways to improve our English skills by enriching Vocabulary. Today we’re going to have some fun by with popular Tongue-Twisters. Not sure what ‘tongue twisters’ are? Keep reading to find out!

What is a ‘tongue twister’?

A tongue twister is a sequence of words or sounds that are typically difficult to pronounce quickly and correctly. One example of a tongue-twisters is ‘Peter Piper picked peck of pickled peppers.

Tongue Twister


This is an example of a Tongue-Twister – even native English speakers can find them difficult. They are a fun way to practise your pronunciation. Say tongue-twisters out loud, but instead of concentrating on the speed, say them slowly and correctly. Here are a two more popular examples:

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.

The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.

For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore

Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.


Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.

The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter

And made her batter bitter.

But a bit of better butter makes better batter.

So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter

Making Betty Botter’s bitter batter better



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