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10 ESL Tongue Twisters

10 ESL Tongue Twisters

Students practice these popular ESL tongue twisters with a partner. Tongue twisters are a fun way for students to practice pronunciation.

Level:  Any

Topic:  Tongue Twisters

Time:  20 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Handout for each student.



Give a Handout to each student.


Ask the students to find a partner.


Model the first tongue twister on the handout. Ask the students to practice with their partner. Remind the students to start slowly and gradually add speed.


Continue with the remaining tongue twisters or focus on one tongue twister per lesson.


For more tongue twisters, see Tongue Twisters to Practice Voice.

Extended Practice

Randomly ask a few students to try a tongue twister in front of the class. Give feedback on pronunciation.

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