Fun tongue twisters to challenge your pronunciation skills

/ʧ/ vs /ʃ/

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

In this tongue twister you have a /ʧ/ sound (-ch) in the words chews and choose. And a /ʃ/ sound (-sh) in the word shoes.

/θ/ sound

I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you.

This tongue twister has the unvoiced -TH sound. In order to produce this sound, you put your tongue between your teeth and blow out air.

/ɪ/ vs /i:/

I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.

We have an /ɪ/ sound in the words slit and sit. The word sheet has an /i:/ sound.

/s/ vs /ð/ vs /t/

Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

The words leather and weather(ed) have a voiced -TH sound. This means you need to feel a vibration in your vocal cords when you produce this sound.

/ʃ/ vs /s/ vs /z/ vs /ʧ/

She sees cheese (x3)

This one is a bit tricky because there are four different sounds that you have to pay attention to. Especially in the word sees. You start with an /s/ sound (this is the sound a snake makes) and you end with a /z/ sound (the sound a bee makes).

Now it’s your turn. Practice these tongue twisters on your own.

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