Here’s another very well-known tongue twister and one that works quite well for my tongue. Does it work well for yours?
“Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter’s bitter
If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter
But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter”
(’twas’ is the short form for ‘it was’)
Try and twist your tongue around this little rhyme here:
“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?”
(This is actually one of my favourites and one that I have practised time and time again!)
Twist your tongue around this tongue twister:
“We surely shall see the sun shine soon.”
Even I have a problem getting my tongue around this one!
“If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?”
(“Stu” is the short form for “Stuart”.)
Tongue twisters are a great way to practise and improve pronunciation. Give this one a try:
Graham’s great-grandma grew aghast at Graham’s grammar.