Tongue twisters are a great way to enhance your pronunciation as well as your accent in English. They are actually series of repetitive words which confuses your mind and letting you spell incorrectly. Students often challenge their friends to say it in faster speed consecutively. It is pretty fun to try it with your friends.
You can’t determine the difficulty of tongue twisters with their size. It is highly possible that a small tongue twister containing 5-10 words is tougher to pronounce than a tongue twister of almost a paragraph size. According to a research done in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Pad kid poured curd pulled cod” is the world’s toughest tongue twister.
In this article, I am sharing some of the popular and funny tongue twisters in English for students. I am also sharing how can you excel in pronouncing them.
Funny Tongue Twisters In English For Students
Easy tongue twisters
To begin to toboggan
To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don’t buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.
Frivolously fanciful Fannie
Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
She sells sea shells down by the seashore
She saw Sharif’s shoes
She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sharif’s shoes on sofa?
Medium to Difficult tongue twisters
Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?
Toy boat, toy boat, toy boyt. By the third ‘boat’ it comes out ‘boyt’
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?
Pad kid poured curd pulled cod
Betty Botter bought 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.
- Usually, Tongue twisters are not an easy deal. Initially, you have to keep different aspects in mind like age, level, fluency if your 1st language is not English, etc. On the basis of these things, you better try with easy tongue twisters.
- For longer tongue twisters, you can try dividing them into smaller parts and then pronounce them. For instance, you can divide the tongue twister “She sells sea shells down by the seashore” into two parts. “She sells sea shells” and “down by the seashore”. This will make the pronouncing of tongue twister incredibly easier.
- If you are an English student, then try choosing a tongue twister that can teach something to you. If you want to practice the pronunciation of past forms of verb or ed endings, then try choosing tongue twisters such as “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?”.
Here we have some of the funny tongue twisters in English for students. I hope you like them. I would love to know your favourite tongue twisters. Don’t forget to have fun with them. For sharpening your pronunciation skills, you should as many tongue twisters as you can. Don’t forget to share this fun with your friends.