Hey people, what’s up? – Tongue Twisters

Hey everyone, what’s up?

Have you already tried reading a tongue twister in English? No? – As a teacher and student I recommend this activity. Tongue Twisters are fun and also a great tool to get used to new sounds and fast speaking. I invite you all to practice them! Repeat the tongue twisters as many times as needed until you can read them well and fast.

Vocês já tentaram ler algum trava língua em Inglês? Não? – Como professora e aluna eu recomendo essa atividade. Trava língua é divertido e também é uma ótima ferramenta para ficar acostumado com novos sons e falar mais rápido. Repita o trava língua o quanto for necessário até você conseguir ler bem e rápido!

Here are some of my favorite Tongue Twisters. I found them online; there are many websites where you can find these.

Aqui estão alguns dos meus favoritos. Eu os encontrei online, há muitos sites onde você encontrá-los!

Esse primeiro trava língua é awesome para praticar o som do TH – como não temos esse som na Língua Portuguesa, é preciso um pouco de prática. Há muitas palavras no Inglês com esse som (e não adianta querer disfarçar com som de F ou S, pois não dá certo). O som do TH é bem distinto. Vamos tentar ler o trava língua?

Don’t give up; I know you can do it!

I thought a thought.
But the thought I thought
wasn’t the thought
I thought I thought.

There are some different versions of this one, but I learned this way when I was a student of English.

She sells seashells by the seashore

and the shells she sells

are seashells for sure

The next two I also found online and they are cool:

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 as a woodchuck would
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.

This is the other one I found online and I liked. Let’s give this one a try?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Ok, wasn’t that piece of cake? How about we try some more difficult ones?

A big bug bit a bold bald bear

and the bold bald bear bled blood badly.

One more!

If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing,

cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

Those last two tongue twisters were a bit more challenging uh? But it’s a great exercise!

I got them from this website:

http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2010/07/hard_tongue_twisters.html

Go ahead and keep on trying!

 See ya all next time!!

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