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.
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.