22 Jul 2013

Pronunciation - poems & tongue twisters

Below a bunch of links with some standard pronunciation poems and tongue twisters, which are used by teachers of practical phonetics either as warm-ups, in-class brain-teasers, self-study assignments or oral assessment materials.

Pronunciation poems
Ration never rhymes with nation...
The Chaos - Dearest creature in creation...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6JzYkj5Pns
Why English is so hard - We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WME-EitI5KI
Poems showing the absurdities of English spelling by The Spelling Society
http://www.spellingsociety.org/news/media/poems.php

Tongue twisters
BBC Learning English's Tongue Twister Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJhURDNPfH4&list=PLcetZ6gSk96_AwAtmSRde38Vqyb_QmsAZ
British Council's Five Gentlemen - on tongue twisters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNT_KInwvOc
LearnEnglish Kids - stories, songs, tongue twisters
http://www.uebersetzung.at/twister/en.htm
Tongue twisters with recordins (mp3s)
http://www.download-esl.com/tonguetwisters/easy/easytongue.html
Tongue twisters - Peter Piper song
Mother Goose rhymes
More easy rhymes for learning English...
'Long-haired drummer' (from Rhymes & Rhythm by Vaughn-Rees) - good for rhythm practice!

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