Top 10 Tongue Twisters
29 Sep 2014 admin
Similar sounds, words and syllables — they are repetitive and challenging. But despite the slip ups the tongue makes, they are all fun. As fun as they are, tongue twisters have benefits in speech therapy. They can fix stutters and lisps. They can also bring back verbal speech that is lost due to strokes, cerebral palsy and serious brain injuries. But more significantly, they can reduce the presence of foreign accent. It’s no wonder why actors, politicians, motivational speakers as well as other professionals use them as a warm-up exercise.
Here are ten tongue twisters we think will help you.
1) Peter Piper
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers? If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
3) Ice Cream
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
4) I Saw Susie
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
5) Fuzzy Wuzzy
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
6) Can you can a can
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
7) I have got a date
I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.
8) Two witches, two watches
If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
9) Betty Botter
Betty Botter had some butter, “But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter. If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter – that would make my batter better.” So she bought a bit of butter, better than her bitter butter, and she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not bitter. So ’twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.
10) Doctor doctoring
When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?
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