Tongue Twisters to Help Prepare for Public Speaking
🤔 Did you know?
Tongue twisters can help kids overcome mumbling, speak more clearly & perfect pronunciation. This can enable them to become more confident speakers. Plus tongue twisters are fun to say, which can also help calm nerves!
The trick with tongue twisters - at least when it comes to using them to improve speaking - is to focus on each syllable and word while repeating the tongue twister 3 or 4 times.
Here are some of our favourites.
Starting small (but still not easy):
- Toy boat
- Three free throws
- Are our oars oak?
- Mrs. Smith's Fish Sauce Shop
- Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings
- Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
- How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
- Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
Adding more difficulty:
- If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
- Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?
And for those who are up for the challenge... 😜
Betty Botter had some butter, “But,” she said, “this butter's bitter. If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter – that would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter, better than her bitter butter, and she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not bitter. So 'twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.