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Tongue twisters are a great way to practice and improve pronunciation and fluency for Public Speaking and Toasting. Below is small collection of English Tongue Twisters, to help improve your speed, delivery and pronunciation by alliteration (the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words). These are also good as part of a vocal warm-up routine, and are often used by actors, politicians, and professionals in the area of Public Speaking to help them sound clear whilst delivering a speech. Try practicing a few of them.

Ask to be cast fast after half of a task on the raft.

Aluminum, linoleum, (and repeat).

Busy buzzing bumble bees.

Good blood, bad blood.

The boot black bought the black boot back.

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. So, she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter and she put it in her batter and her batter was not bitter.

A bloke’s back bike brake block broke.

A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.

A big black bear sat on a big black rug.

I command you to stay on the grass

How much oil can a gum boil boil if a gum boil can boil oil?

Can you can a can as a canner can, with clean clams crammed in clean cans?

A quick witted cricket critic.

All I want is a proper cup of coffee, made in a proper copper coffee pot.

If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?

Eleven benevolent elephants.

Eddie and Ed had edited it.

Five fat friars frying flat fish.

Flies fly, but a fly flies.

Five fuzzy French frogs frolicked through the fields in France

There was a fisherman named Fisher who fished for some fish in a fissure. Till a fish with a grin, pulled the fisherman in. Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.

Fresh French fried fly fritters.

Green Greek grapes.

Green glass globes, glow greenly.

The greedy Greek geek agreed.

A girl guide giggled at a glum guardsman guarding the gates.

Heavens, Harry has done his whole homework at home by himself.

Harry the hungry, hungry heavy hippo is happily eating ham in his house.

Harry Hunt hunts heavy hairy hares. Does Harry Hunt hunt heavy hairy hares? If Harry Hunt hunts heavy hairy hares,Where are the heavy hairy hares Harry Hunt hunts?

Is that a Hairy Hyena behind us Harry?

In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen.

A lump of red leather, a red leather lump.

Red leather, yellow leather, Red lorry, Yellow lorry, Red leather, yellow lorry.

Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.

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?

I am not a pheasant plucker, I’m a pheasant plucker’s son, but I’ll be plucking pheasants when the pheasant plucker’s gone.

She stood by Burgess’s fish sauce shop welcoming him in. She stood by Burgess’s fish sauce shop welcoming them in.

Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran.

The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.

She was a soldier that had shoulder surgery.

The sheikh’s sixth sick sheep is sick.

She sells sea shells on the sea shore; The shells that she sells are sea shells I’m sure. So if she sells sea shells on the sea shore, I’m sure that the shells are sea shore shells.

The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.

Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped down the racetrack on the Third Thursday.

He threw three free throws.

Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn.

Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town.

Theophilus Thadeus Thistledown, the successful thistle-sifter, while sifting a sieve-full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.

Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.

I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop. Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

To sit in solemn silence in a dull dark dock In a pestilential prison with a life long lock Awaiting the sensation of a short sharp shock From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block.

How may saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?

Swan swam over the sea. Swim, swan, swim. Swan swam back again. Well swum Swan.

Sister Suzie sewing shirts for soldiers, Such skill as sewing shirts, Suzie sew Some soldiers shirts, but they say they’d rather sleep in thistles than the saucy, soft short shirts for soldiers sister Suzie sews.

Six thick thistle sticks, (and repeat).

Suzie Seaword’s fish-sauce shop sells unsifted thistles for thistle sifters to sift.

How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?

Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.

A twister of twists once twisted a twist; A twist that he twisted was a three-twisted twist. If in twisting a twist one twist should untwist, The untwisted twist would untwist the twist.

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

Nothing is worth thousands of deaths.

You know New York, you need New York, you know you need unique New York

How much wood wouldwoodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood

If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?

Whether the weather be fine or whether the weather be not. Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot. We’ll weather the weather whether we like it or not.

I wondered where I was, when I woke-up in Westminster.

Wayne went to wales to watch walruses.


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