Tongue Twisters: 65 Popular Tongue Twisters to Improve Pronunciation

Tongue Twisters in English! Learn over 60 useful and hardest tongue twisters to pronounce in English with ESL pictures.

What is Tongue-twister?

tongue-twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game. Some tongue-twisters produce results that are humorous (or humorously vulgar) when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value.

Practicing tongue twisters with tricky sounds may help your brain get better at telling your mouth how to make that sound. These are not sentences with meaning that are grammatically correct, they are just a string of words that are difficult to say.

Tongue Twisters in English

List of Tongue Twisters

Here is the list of common tongue twisters for you to practice. Let’s study some English tongue twisters now:

  • Irish Wristwatch, Swiss Wristwatch.
    I wish to wash my Irish wristwatch
    Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
  • She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
    The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
    For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
    Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.
  • 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
    But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
    So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.
  • Betty Botter bought a bit of butter.
    The butter Betty Botter bought was a bit bitter
    And made her batter bitter.
    But a bit of better butter makes better batter.
    So Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter
    Making Betty Botter’s bitter batter better
  • Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
    The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.
    The sixth sitting sheet-slitter slit six sheets.
  • How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
    He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood
    As a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood
  • 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?
  • Old Mother Hunt had a rough cut punt
    Not a punt cut rough,
    But a rough cut punt.
    Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.
  • Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread
  • I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit
  • How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
  • I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream
  • If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.
  • Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
  • Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
  • Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
  • I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late
  • Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear
  • If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
  • Tom threw Tim three thumbtacks
  • He threw three free throws
  • I thought I thought of thinking of thanking you
  • Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely
  • So, this is the sushi chef
  • Four fine fresh fish for you
  • Wayne went to wales to watch walruses
  • We surely shall see the sun shine soon
  • I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen
  • Willie’s really weary
  • A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk
  • Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better
  • Of all the vids I’ve ever viewed, I’ve never viewed a vid as valued as Alex’s engVid vid
  • The seething sea ceaseth and thus the seething sea sufficeth us.
  • A big black bear sat on a big black rug
  • Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
  • Brish brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons – balancing them badly.
  • The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
  • Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.
  • Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
  • I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop
    Susie works in a shoeshine shop. Where she shines she sits, and where she sits she shines

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3 years ago

omg I got the woodchuck one

3 years ago
Reply to  gyz

really? so hard boi

3 years ago

These represent hard work as pronunciation drills. However, students enjoy them. I am happy to find such a rich collection here. I will surely use them. All these materials are so helpful, please keep up the good work !

1 year ago

The are really NICE

1 year ago

I could do all of them

1 year ago

omg I got the woodchuck one

1 year ago

so hard

1 year ago

Could you make a tongue twister with the name Alin

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Rohit Bnagar
1 year ago

fantastic this is the improve my pronounsation

Your mom
Your mom
1 year ago

The Betty botter one i told it a different way it went betty botter bought a batch of bitter butter and it made her batter bitter so she bought another batch of butter and it made her batter better. And um sticking with it

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