In order to improve pronunciation, learners may
need to build
Directions: Choose the tongue twisters which
Tongue Twisters for Vowels
1. Practice with many vowel sounds /ε/, /a/, /ә/, /Ι/, /ś/
Betty Botter bought some butter, but she said
2. Practice with many vowel sounds/ś/, /a/, /aw/, /ә/, /ay/
Gnats are not now gnawing on the nuts at night.
3. Practice with /iy/ and /I/ listen
The sheep on the ship slipped on the sheet of sleet.
The keen king kissed the quick queen on her green ring.
4. Practice with diphthongs /ay/, /aw/, and /oy/ listen
/ay/ Quite nice white mice
/aw/ How now brown cow
/oy/ The spoiled boy foiled the coy boyís joy by purloining his
5. Practice with /ow/ listen
Joe told a joke he wrote on his own.
I know thatís not the note that Noel wrote.
The coat from the coast cost more than most
6. Practice with /uw/, /u/, and /ә/ listen
Make some fun, funky food and with some luck
7. Practice with /uw/ listen
There was a rude dude in the mood for food.
8. Practice with /u/ listen
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a
9. Practice with long and short vowels listen
the bad bat back in the bag.
Tongue Twisters for consonants
1. Practice with /ū/, /θ/ (TH) listen
Thirty thousand thirsty snakes thirstily drank
Whether the weather is cold, or whether the weather is hot,
Weíll be together whatever the weather, whether
we like it or
2. Practice with /r/, /l/, /n/ listen
ĎRound and Ďround the rugged rocks the raggedly rascal ran.
Little Lucy likes to lick lemon-lime lollypops.
Nice Nancy nibbles nervously on nuts.
Red lorry, yellow lorry
Little Red Riding Hood
3. Practice with /s/, /z/,(SH), (CH), /dz/, and /y/ listen
Suzy sells seashells by the seashore where the
sun shines on the
Yellow Jell-O, cherry cheesecake, sweet sugar
cookies and a
4. Practice with /p/ and /f/ listen
Note: (Be very careful with this one!!!)
Iím not a pheasant plucker, Iím the pheasant pluckerís son,
And Iím only plucking pheasants until the
5. Practice with /b/ and /v/ listen
Thereís a ban on vans at the curb by the curve.
Iím very bad at volleyball, but very fine at basketball.
6. Practice with /p/ and /b/ listen
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Barney Babbitt bagged a bushel of big blue berries.
7. Practice with /v/ and /w/ listen
We are very weary of wearing white woven wool.