Today we're talking about tongue twisters! We will twist your tongue.
That's coming up!
Welcome to today's lesson.
It's a pronunciation practice lesson
because we're going to do tongue twisters, and show you some different tongue twisters
We're going to practice reading them together, saying them together, and then
you can hear us try it to say them, and we'll look kind of silly and foolish.
You're supposed to make mistakes. Nobody says these perfectly.
This will be a good speaking exercise, also good for listening.
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The way we're going to do this is we're going to read one of the tongue twisters to you.
You can just listen to it, and then we will show you the tongue twister, read it again,
And then we can all read it together. And we want you to practice with us.
So you can look silly too.
You can also practice these as well at home. It's fun.
How much wood could a wood chuck... would a woodchuck chuck?
Okay, how much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
So remember, with the W sound, you've got to keep those lips rounded.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood
Alright, so let's
Let's try and say this together, and you guys can say it with us.
So now, let's practice saying this quickly. Ready, let's see what you got.
Yea, it's hard to remember that part.
This is like the only tongue twister that I can do quickly.
Other than that, I'm a failure.
That's good. I'm done. I said like, 7 times.
The next one that we want to practice with you is
She sells seashells by the seashore.
So you have the s sound and that "sh" sound
They're both voiceless sounds and your tongue is just right behind your front teeth for that s sound,
And "Shh" it's like you're saying, telling somebody to be quiet.
The tongue is in the center of your mouth, and the air is kind of flowing right over the top.
So let's have a look and I'll say it one more time.
So let's let's say it together. Ready?
And we want you to say with us.
All right, so simple enough. Let's See you say it quickly.
and Ioana would like to go first.
Oh Gosh. Ok
So hopefully you guys could do the whole "She seashells" stuff that was
...That was difficult for me.
We will also leave these tongue twisters in the description if you would like to read them.
Ok. numero 3. I'm sorry. This is English.
The "w" sound again.
I'm exercising my tongue.
If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
That makes sense! It does make sense.
It''s not a sentence you're going to use in every day English.
Are you ready to read that together?
So we'll say this one together. Ready?
Alright, so now let's let's practice saying this one quickly.
Oh gosh, why is always me first?
So the next one is a very short one, but I think for me, I think it's the most difficult to say.
It's only three words, and it is: Unique New Yok.
So it's like saying... you're saying the city.
and it's unique.
Wait, that's the hardest one for you?
It is, yea!
Why are you laughing? I think it's the way that your mouth is moving forward
So (U) your mouth's coming forward (nique)and then your jaw is dropping backwards and then it's coming forward again (York).
It's just... I don't know, I have a tough time saying it.
Again, it's just three words:
And this one, you're just supposed to really try and say as quickly as you can.
You guys can say it with us
And then we try to say it as quickly as possible.
I completely screw the whole thing up
Different sounds are more difficult for different people.
Are you just warming up your tongue? OK.
So this is our fifth one.
The sounds to practice here are the "ch" sound and the "sh" sound.
And I know some some some people really have trouble differentiating between these two sounds.
"CH" and "SH".
The "ch"- your tongue is gonna touch the top part of your mouth.
And then "sh"- that tongue is a little lower.
The tongue is in the center and the air just flows out.
So they're different
What's the what's the tongue twister?
If Stu chews shoes, should Stu chew the shoes he chews?
Ah, this is hard for me.
It's hard because it switches between the "s" sound, the "sh" sound and the "ch" sound.
Ok, so I'm going to read it.
Alright, let's try and read it together. Ready?
All right. Let's see what you got.
I can't do it fast, I can't!
That was wrong
Wow, this one is difficult!
But we can't say it fast...
He shouldn't choose those shoes.
He shouldn't chew the shoes, but he could choose the shoes he doesn't chew.
My tongue really does hurt!
It's a good pronunciation exercise.
We hope that you could say those tongue twisters with us.
And now you can practice them on your own and practice your pronunciation.
In the comments, let us know which one do you think is the most difficult to say.
Which one was the most challenging for you?
I'd be very curious to know what you guys thought and which one you thought was the most difficult.
Was it "Unique New York"? like Wes, or
Everybody's going to be like: "that was so easy!"
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Thank you guys so much for watching, and we will see you next time.