Good grammar day!
You think you sound strange. Someone can’t understand your pronunciation.
Hey, it’s okay! Don’t worry! We’re going to change this today!
Try the tongue twisters!
It’s an easy and straightforward way to strengthen your speech.
- For example, Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter “T.”
You may already be aware of the central letters and sounds in your English that you’d like to improve. So, you can surf the Internet and look for the best pronunciation techniques that suit your needs.
Sometimes the tongue twisters do have the meaning, e.g.,
- I bought a bit of baking powder and baked a batch of biscuits. I brought a big basket of biscuits back to the bakery and baked a basket of big biscuits. Then I took the big basket of biscuits and the basket of big biscuits and mixed the big biscuits with the basket of biscuits that was next to the big basket and put a bunch of biscuits from the basket into a biscuit mixer and brought the basket of biscuits and the box of mixed biscuits and the biscuit mixer to the bakery and opened a tin of sardines.
- A flea and a fly in a flue
Said the fly “Oh what should we do?”
Said the flea “Let us fly!”
Said the fly “Let us flee!”
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
And sometimes they don’t seem to have any logic, e.g.,
- Denise sees the fleece; Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.
If you’re a beginner ESL, don’t be afraid when the translation of these phrases isn’t convenient or is really strange. Wink! Think about your native language: you will meet the similar nonsense sputter examples there.
Rapid speech helps students to speak better and more clearly. Don’t be afraid or shy. Ok, you may be timid, and still, you can pronounce the tongue twisters in the bathroom.
As the Seventy seven benevolent elephants!