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English Tongue Twisters

English Tongue-Twisters

A tongue-twister is a phrase that is difficult to say correctly.  The words ‘twist’ your tongue in circles! They usually use similar sounds like s- and sh-.

The English tongue-twister that people feel is the hardest to say is ‘the sixth sick sheikh’s sixth sheep’s sick‘. Even your teachers cannot say it properly!

Popular ones are:

• She sells seashells by the seashore.

Speaking lesson: tongue twisters

A tongue twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to say correctly.

Here are some popular English ones:

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

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?