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Tongue Twisters to Improve Pronunciation

Updated on July 4, 2016

Tongue twisters will help you to work all your articulation muscles and will improve your pronunciation and fluency.They're used by public speakers, actors, and politicians who want to sound better when speaking. Though many of tongue twisters are complete nonsense, they work, as each focuses on either a letter combination or a particular letter. Do you want to be a more confident speaker? Start slowly, making sure the pronunciation of every single word is clear, and then repeat the phrase several times in a row, increasing the tempo.

Tongue twisters will help you to work all your articulation muscles and will improve your pronunciation and fluency.
Tongue twisters will help you to work all your articulation muscles and will improve your pronunciation and fluency.

Tongue Twisters with Professional Vocal Coach

Rodney Saulsberry is one of the best voice-over talents and coaches in the world. He's known for his work on many commercial campaigns and movie trailers ( The Best Man and Friday, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Dumb & Dumberer, Red Tails). For his role on The Bold and The Beautiful, he received a NAACP Image Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series. Also, Rodney has recorded several albums produced by two Billboard charting singles.

Bipidy bumpidy ripidy rumpidy
Ripidy bumpidy boo
Bipidy bumpidy ripidy rumpidy
Let's make it harder to do
Bumzidy rumzidy dumzely clumzely
Hopefully soon we'll be through
With bipidy bumpidy ripidy rumpidy
Stop when your pink tongue turns blue.

Why in the world would a whale want water?
When a whale wants water will a well run dry?
Why in the world would a wet whale want wet water?
Will a wet whale want wet water when a wet well runs dry?

Rodney Saulsberry is the author of several voiceover books, and one of them is one of the best books of 2016. "Rodney Saulsberry's Tongue Twisters and Vocal Warm-Ups: With Other Vocal-Care Tips" book contains challenging tongue twisters and vocal warm-ups that will be helpful if you want to speak clearly , breathe correctly, master microphone technique and get awesome tips on how to be successful in the voiceover career.


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Tongue twisters with professional voiceactor

  • Toy boat.
  • Unique New York.
  • Red leather, yellow leather.
  • Peggy Babcock.

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?

  • Red Bugs Blood, Black Bugs Blood.
  • I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop. Where she sits, she shines, and where she shines, she sits.
  • Send toast to ten tense stout saints' ten tall tents.
  • Coy knows pseudo-noise codes.
  • The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

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More Tongue Twisters

  • A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

  • A big black bear sat on a big black rug.

  • A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits and a biscuit mixer!

  • A little work, a little sleep, a little love and it is all over.

  • A box of biscuits, a batch of mixed biscuits.

  • A proper copper coffee pot.

  • A bragging baker baked black bread.

  • A flea and a fly in a flue
    Said the fly "Oh what should we do"
    Said the flea" Let us fly
    Said the fly"Let us flee"
    So they flew through a flaw in the flue.

  • Black back bat.

  • Bill had a billboard.
    Bill also had a board bill.
    The board bill bored Bill,
    So Bill sold his billboard
    And paid his board bill.
    Then the board bill
    No longer bored Bill,
    But though he had no board bill,
    Neither did he have his billboard?

  • Black background, brown background.

  • Betty Botter bought some butter
    But she said 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 batter better
    So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter

  • Buy blue blueberry biscuits before bedtime.

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

  • Clean clams crammed in clean cans.

  • Double bubble gum bubbles double.

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

  • Eddie edited it.

  • Ed had edited it.

  • Eleven benevolent elephants.

  • Excited executioner exercising his exciting powers excessively.

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

  • Four fine fresh fish for you.

  • Flash message.

  • Free these three trees.

  • Four furious friends fought for the phone.

  • Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.

  • Good blood, bad blood.

  • 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

  • He threw three free throws.

  • How many boards
    Could the Mongols hoard
    If the Mongol hordes got bored?

  • How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.

  • He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts.

  • How many yaks could a yak pack pack if a yak pack could pack yaks?

  • How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?

  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

  • I wish you were a fish in my dish.

  • I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch.

  • I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.

  • I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop.

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

  • Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.

  • I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

  • I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you.

  • If Pickford’s packers packed a packet of crisps would the packet of crisps that Pickford’s packers packed survive for two and a half years?

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

  • Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better.

  • Lovely lemon liniment.

  • Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.

  • Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

  • Pre-shrunk silk shirts.

  • Printed papers under pressure make pens prickle.

  • Red Buick, blue Buick.

  • Rolling red wagons.

  • Real weird rear wheels.

  • Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers!

  • Red lorry, yellow lorry.

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

  • Six sticky skeletons.

  • Stupid superstition .

  • Sister Susie sat on the sea shore sewing shirts for sailors.

  • Swan swam over the pond,
    Swim swan swim!
    Swan swam back again—
    Well swum swan!

  • She sells seashells by the seashore.

  • Santa's Short Suit Shrunk.

  • So, this is the sushi chef.

  • Send toast to ten tense stout saints' ten tall tents.

  • Snap crackle pop.

  • Seth at Sainsbury's sells thick socks.

  • She sees cheese.

  • Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
    The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
    shilly-shallied south.
    These sheep shouldn't sleep in a shack;
    Sheep should sleep in a shed.

  • Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks.

  • Three grey geese in green fields grazing.

  • Two tried and true tridents.

  • Thin sticks, thick bricks.

  • The sixth sick Sheik's sixth sheep is sick.

  • Truly rural.

  • The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel.

  • This is Stu. Stu chews shoes. But if Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?

  • Tie a knot in the shape of a nought.

  • There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminum pan.

  • Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

  • The big beautiful blue balloon burst.

  • Vincent vowed vengence very vehemently.

  • Wayne went to wales to watch walruses.

  • When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?

  • Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

  • We surely shall see the sun shine soon.

  • Willie’s really weary.

  • Which witch is which?

  • Winter weather leather weather

  • You've no need to light a night-light
    On a light night like tonight,
    For a night-light's light's a slight light,
    And tonight's a night that's light.
    When a night's light, like tonight's light,
    It is really not quite right
    To light night-lights with their slight lights
    On a light night like tonight.
  • You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York.

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Alphabet Aerobics with Daniel Radcliffe

Alphabet Aerobics

Artificial amateurs, aren't at all amazing
Analytically, I assault, animate things
Broken barriers bounded by the bomb beat
Buildings are broken, basically I'm bombarding
Casually create catastrophes, casualties
Canceling cats got their canopies collapsing
Detonate a dime of dank daily doing dough
Demonstrations, Don Dada on the down low
Eating other editors with each and every energetic
Epileptic episode, elevated etiquette
Furious fat fabulous fantastic
Flurries of funk felt feeding the fanatics
Gift got great global goods gone glorious
Getting godly in his game with the goriest
Hit em high, hella height, historical
Hey holocaust hints hear 'em holler at your homeboy
Imitators idolize, I intimidate
In an instant, I'll rise in an irate state
Juiced on my jams like jheri curls jocking joints
Justly, it's just me, writing my journals
Kindly I'm kindling all kinds of kink on
Karate kick type brits in my kingdom
Let me live a long life, lyrically lessons is
Learned lame louses just lose to my livery
My mind makes marvelous moves, masses
Marvel and move, many mock what I've mastered
Nap knowing I'm nice naturally
Knack, never lack, make noise nationally
Operation, opposition, off not optional
Out of sight, out of mind, wide beaming opticals
Perfected poem, powerful punch lines
Pummeling petty powder puffs in my prime
Quite quaint quotes keep quiet it's Quantum
Quarrelers ain't got a quarter of what we got uh
Really raw raps, rising up rapidly
Riding the rushing radioactivity
Super scientifical sound search sought
Silencing super fire saps that are soft
Tales ten times talented, too tough
Take that, challengers, get a tune up
Universal, unique untouched
Unadulterated, the raw uncut
Verb vice lord victorious valid
Violate vibes that are vain make em vanished
While I'm all well what a wise wordsmith just
Weaving up words, weeded up on my work shift
Xerox, my X-radiation holes extra large
X-height letters, and xylophone tones
Yellow back, yak mouth, young ones yaws
Yesterday's lawn yard sell our yawn
Zig zag zombies, zoom in to the zenith
Zero in zen thoughts, overzealous rhyme ZEALOTS!...

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