ESOL: Have Fun Speaking English with Tongue Twisters
On a part-time basis, I teach ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and I share this fun “Speaking and Listening” exercise, which could be for:
- Teachers of ESOL.
- ESOL Learners.
- Parents – (Native English speakers) you could get kids to read it, maybe if you have a long drive. They can check how many times they can say it, without jumbling their words - for fun.
1. ~ How much dew would a dew drop, if a dew drop did drop dew?
2. ~ Peter poked a poker at the piper, so the piper poked pepper at Peter.
3. ~ Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop.
4. ~ We surely shall see the sun shine soon.
5. ~ The soldier's shoulder surely hurts!
6. ~ Please pay promptly.
7. ~ A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits.
8. ~ The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel.
9. ~ She stood on the balcony inexplicably mimicing him hiccupping and amicably welcoming him home.
10. ~ Paul, please pause for proper applause.
11. ~ If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
12. ~ These thousand tricky tongue twisters trip thrillingly off the tongue.
Hope you didn’t bite your Tongue. ٩(•̮̮̃•̃)۶
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