Tongue twisters are a great way to improve your English pronunciation skills. You can make a game out of pronouncing them.

It is best to do these with either a partner or a teacher. If you do not have either, then try recording yourself and then listen back to how you sound.

Continue to do these and get quicker and quicker with each time. Have fun!

Warm-Up

Here are some short time questions to help you warm up. You can repeat these a few times to get your tongue in shape so that you’re ready for the harder ones.

She sees cheese.

Six sticky skeletons.

Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.

Which witch is which?

Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

A happy hippo hopped and hiccuped.

If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?

Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.

Cooks cook cupcakes quickly.

A big black bear sat on a big black rug.

Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

A snake sneaks to seek a snack.

Classic Tongue Twisters

These are the most popular tongue twisters. They are considered classics. Warm-up your tongue and get ready to tackle these traditional tongue twisters.

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?

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.

I scream, you scream,
We all scream for ice cream.

Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, 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 bitter batter better.
So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
So ‘t was better Betty Botter bought some better butter.

She sells seashells on the seashore.
The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.
And if she sells seashells on the seashore,
Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
If cows could fly I’d have a cow pie in my eye.

How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground.

Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thick, say it quick!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Spread it thicker, say it quicker!
Yellow butter, purple jelly, red jam, black bread.
Don’t eat with your mouth full!

Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t fuzzy, was he?

Tongue Twisters S Sound

She sells sea shells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop. Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed shilly-shallied south.

Six silly sisters sitting sadly sawing six silk sacks.

Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze, and feed and freeze the fleas.

Tongue Twisters R and L Sounds

Jerry’s jelly berries taste really rare.

Red lorry, yellow lorry.

Rory’s lawn rake rarely rakes really right.

A really leery Larry rolls readily to the road.

Lucky rabbits like to cause a ruckus.

The road’s load is lessened lightly.

Lassie Lilly likes Ronny’s rulers.

Lad Larry rarely loves lyres.

Lessening levels of lead really lures lily pads.

Round and round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.

Revelers revel in leveling levels.

Barry’s Belly riles with bile.

Billy and Lilly pile pyres for file fires.

TH Tongue Twisters

Whether the weather is cold, whether the weather is hot, we’ll weather the weather, whatever the weather.

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

Are you my brother from another mother
or are you from my brother’s mother’s mother?

I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought
Wasn’t the thought I thought I thought.
If the thought I thought I thought,
Had been the thought I thought,
I wouldn’t have thought I thought.

Something in a thirty-acre thermal thicket of thorns and thistles thumped and thundered threatening the three-D thoughts of Matthew the thug – although, theatrically, it was only the thirteen-thousand thistles and thorns through the underneath of his thigh that the thirty-year-old thug thought of that morning.

Tongue Twisters For Pros

Now that you are all warmed up you are ready for the tongue twisters for pros! If you can master these you can master anything. Good luck!

Can you can a canned can into an un-canned can like a canner can can a canned can into an un-canned can?

If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons — balancing them badly.

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.

Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.

Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.

To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
And awaiting the sensation
From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!

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