30 Great English Tongue Twisters


tongue-twister is a sentence or expression which is very difficult to say properly, especially when you try to say it quickly.

An example of a tongue-twister is Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper

Benefits of Using Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters are funny, but they can also help you with your pronunciation and speaking. There are many benefits of using English Tongue Twisters:

  • They show you which sounds are difficult for you.
  • Tongue twisters also stretch and strengthen the muscles which you use to speak.
  • Tongue twisters have been proven to clarify the pronunciation of words.

30 English Tongue Twisters

These are 30 English Tongue Twisters

#1 How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
#2 Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
#3 She sells seashells by the seashore.
#4 Which witch switched the Swiss wrist watches?
#5 Give papa a cup of proper coffe in a copper coffee cup.
#6  Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
#7  I scream, you scream, we all scream for icecream!
#8  When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write
#9  Seven slick slimey snakes slowly sliding southward
#10 Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town
#11  I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop
#12  I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen
#13  If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
#14  I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you
#15  A big black bear sat on a big black rug
#16  Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely
#17  Wayne went to wales to watch walruses
#18  We surely shall see the sun shine soon
#19 She sees cheese
#20 I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York.
#21  A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly.
#22  Kitty caught the kitten in the kitchen
#23  Two toads totally tired trying to trot to Tetbury
#24  Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
#25  I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
#26  I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.
#27  If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
#28  Four furious friends fought for the phone
#29  A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back
#30  Bake big batches of bitter brown bread
#31 Loopy lizards lying lazily aloft a little lane of logs.
#32 I thought a thought but the thought I thought, wasn’t the thought you thought I though.

More Information

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  5. Pronunciation: List of Minimal Pairs
  6. 4 English Pronunciation Activities for Children
  7. The British Council Interactive Phonemic Chart
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