Let’s Have Some Language Learning Fun With English and Spanish Tongue Twisters …
Tongue twisters are a great way to improve and practise pronunciation when learning a foreign language. They are also a good way of improving our communication skills as they help us control our tone and rhythm while speaking.
Pronunciation whilst learning a foreign language is a skill that should be practised from day one. That way you can say things right from the very beginning and not have to struggle to change bad habits that have been picked up by speaking the language without good practice.
Also, controlling your tone and rhythm whilst speaking is a good habit to practice from the outset.
So, if you want to practise your pronunciation, tone and rhythm in your native language or a foreign one, tongue twisters are the way to go.
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There are a multitude of tongue twisters in each language. Learning the ones from your target language will help you improve your skills in that language.
Here are some tongue twisters in English and Spanish that we encourage you to practise and learn to improve your communication skills in both languages:
English Tongue Twisters:
If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
Black but bit a big black bear. But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit?
One-one was a race horse. Two-two was one too. One-one won one race. Two-two won one too.
If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
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?
She sells sea shells by the sea shore.
Red lorry, yellow lorry. Red lorry, yellow lorry. Red lorry, yellow lorry.
Spanish Tongue Twisters:
Pepe Pecas pica papas con un pico. Con un pico pica papas Pepe Pecas.
El cloro no aclara la cara del loro con aro de oro, claro que el cloro aclara el aro de oro en la cara del loro.
El que poca papa gasta pica papa paga.
Coco cocina coco con cocadas de coco, como coco cocinaba poco, los cocos poco comerán.
Cómo quieres que te quiera, si el que quiero que me quiera no me quiere como quiero que me quiera.
La pícara pájara pica la típica jícara; a la típica jícara, pica la pícara pájara.
Pablito clavó un clavito. ¿Qué clavito clavó Pablito? El clavito que Pablito clavó era el clavito de Pablito.