The English language has become a must for everyone to speak. A person in today's world is term illiterate if he cannot speak and understand English.
Even if you know English, there are times like: Oops! What did I say? While conversing with someone, you pronounce something wrong in English and, then they correct you? Do you go through this situation?
How embarrassing, you must be feeling the whole day. This kind of situation can occur anytime, anywhere with anyone. So what is the remedy for this?
Keep reading this article, till the end you will know what you have to do. So quickly coming to the point, tongue twisters are your lifesavers.
Yes, English tongue twisters can help you improve your English proficiency. Tongue twisters are a set of words or phrases that are difficult to say together.
It is fun to recite these English tongue twisters adding on it is a tool for language learners to brush up on their language pronunciation skills.
From toddlers to adults, from ordinary ones to actors, CEOs, etc. All of us can practice these English tongue twisters.
Here is a list of such tongue twisters in English to improve your pronunciation and language skills.
1. "She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I'm sure she sells seashore shells."
Let us give a twist to our tongue with this tongue twister in English first on the list.
A quick fact about the given tongue twister- Mary Anning used to find old things like rocks, fossils, etc. Terry Ballad songwriter wrote a song on Anning's life. Which contained lyrics as 'She sells seashells by the seashore.'
2. "How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?"
The given tongue twister in English comes in the list of the toughest tongue twister to pronounce.
3. "You cuss, I cuss, we all cuss, for asparagus!"
The next tongue twister in English has taken from Gary Larson's cartoon 'Far Side.'
4. " Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, 'tis the peanut-butter picky people pick."
A peanut butter commercial made use of this tongue twister in English. The commercial aired between 1975 - 1978.
5. "Santa's Short Suit Shrunk."
This tricky one is a children's book's name.
6. "She stood on the balcony, inexplicably mimicking him hiccuping and amicably welcoming him in."
The one given tongue twister in English is an actor's vocal warmup for lips and tongue.
7. "How many saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?"
This tongue twister is by Jillian Goetz.
8. "How many boards,
Could the Mongols hoard
If the Mongol hordes got bored?"
Bill Waterson put this tongue twister in English in his comic 'Calvin and Hobbes.'
9. "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream."
Babies and small children are fond of this tongue twister in English. Adults often use this tongue twister to make their toddlers happy by giving them ice cream.
10. "Coy knows pseudonoise codes."
Pierre Abbat gave us this tongue twister.
11. "I was born on a pirate ship."
This tongue twister in English will be more fun if you hold your tongue and practice saying it.
12. "In Hertford, Hereford, and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen."
My fair lady is the film that uses this tricky tongue twister in English.
13. "A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose!"
This buggy tongue twister in English Kitty Morrow has put forth.
14. "A happy hippo hopped and hiccupped."
Another tongue twister in English in this list is a fun one, especially for children.
15. "Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me.
My mother's making me marry Mary Mac.
Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me?
Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac?"
Here's a song. Carbon leaf has used this tongue twister in English in his fun song.
16. "Through three cheese trees, three free fleas flew.
While these fleas flew, a freezy breeze blew.
The freezy breeze made these three trees freeze.
Freezy trees made these trees' cheese freeze.
That's what made these three free fleas sneeze."
Dr. Suess says this tongue twister in his book 'Fox in socks.'
17. " Birdie, birdie in the sky, laid a turdie in my eye. If cows could fly, I would have a cow pie in my eye."
To make small children laugh, this is another tongue twister. It is fun at the same time will help you improve your English pronunciation.
18. "Roofs of mushrooms rarely mush too much."
This mushy, mushy tongue twister is by Matt Duchnowski.
19. "Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese."
Cheesy as it feels to hear, this tongue twister in English is an inspiration from a high school singing class.
20. "Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds."
Here's another perfect tongue twister in English given by Pierre Abbat.
21. "I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I will see you at the gate, so do not be late."
Tangy and funny this tongue twister is crazy also a fabulous way to tell someone to remember about it.
22. "Octopus ocular optics and a cat snaps a rat's paxwax."
Says the expert of a tongue twister in English: Pierre Abbat.
23. "East Fife Four, Forfar Five."
Tongue twisters can be made anytime, anywhere by anyone. This particular tongue twister in English is a result of a football game from the Scottish third division.
24. "Brent Spence Bridge
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge."
Nothing much these are few places situated in Ohio. Isn't it jaw-dropping to find out anything becomes a famous tongue twister in English.
25. "The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes."
Greek grapes have made their way into the world of English tongue twisters.
26. "Willie is really weary."
Do not become like Willie. Let Willie be weary in this little tongue twister and enjoy.
27. "Real weird rear wheels."
Twist gave by Michael Dworkin and Bill Harvey.
28. "Five fuzzy French frogs Frolicked through the fields in France."
The frogs of France are also becoming famous through this fuzzy tongue twister in English.
29. "Thirty-three thousand people think that Thursday is their thirtieth birthday."
Thirty-three thousand people pictures Julia Dicum in this tongue twister.
30. "Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop."
Follow the orders given by your parents. The irony is this also becomes a crazy tongue twister in English to practice and have fun.
31. "You're behaving like a babbling, bumbling band of baboons."
Yes, Potterheads! This tongue twister in English is from Harry Potter.
32. "Which wristwatch is a Swiss wristwatch?"
Another commonly used question turns into a fun tongue twister in English.
33. "No nose knows as a gnome's nose knows."
Says the Hofman family.
34. "A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule."
Loyalty is described through this tongue twister in English by Ray Weisling.
35. "My mommy makes me muffins on Mondays."
Says little Tim McCauley at the age of 8.
36. "Hitchcock Hawk Watch Spots Record Raptors."
The given tongue twister in English is a title of an article in the Neola Gazette.
37. "How many snacks could a snack stacker stack if a snack stacker snacked stacked snacks?"
This snacky tongue twister Christine Reynolds gave us.
38. "Lady Luck dislikes losers."
This tongue twister in English, Japanese students made use of it who wished to learn English fluency.
39. "They hatch fish at the state fish hatchery and sell hatched fish to the fish stick factory."
This hatching of fish Kevin Brown has offered.
40. "Extinct insects' instincts, extant insects' instincts."
Let us end this list of well-known tongue twisters in English with this one again by Pierre Abbat.
Further, let us have fun with the following tongue twisters in English that need repetition of three times or more than that:
41. "Truly rural." (x3)
42. "Thin sticks, thick bricks." (x3)
43. "Which witch is which?" (x3)
44. "Red Buick, blue Buick." (x3)
45. "Selfish shellfish." (x3)
46. "Black back bat." (x3)
47. "Rolling red wagons." (x3)
48. "Pre-shrunk silk shirts." (x3)
49. "Red lorry, yellow lorry." (x3)
50. "Stupid superstition." (x3)
51. "Black background, brown background." (x3)
52. "Flash message." (x3)
53. "Good blood, bad blood." (x3)
54. "She sees cheese." (x3)
55. "Scissors sizzle, thistles sizzle." (x3)
Now we come to an end of a journey of craziness and fun. I hope, by now you all have an idea of which tongue twister to begin with and how to improve.
Quickly find your match and have fun sharpening your English pronunciation.
Next time let people praise you for your fluency in English. Who knew tongue twisters would teach us pronunciation in such a fun manner.
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