Common English Tongue Twisters 3


Tongue twisters  are words, phrases, or sentences which are difficult to articulate because of a succession of similar consonantal sounds.

These sentences are strongly recommended to those who have problem with their pronunciation.

Try to read sentences bellow loudly and as fast as possible. It seems to be rather funny but after a while you’ll see how your pronunciation and your speaking has improved.




Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


Betty Botter had some butter,

“But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter–
that would make my batter better.”


So she bought a bit of butter,

better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So ’twas better Betty Botter
bought a bit of better butter.


She sells sea shells by the sea shore.

The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,
I’m sure she sells seashore shells.


  • “Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy, surprised.


  • “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.”


A flea and a fly flew up in a flue.

Said the flea, “Let us fly!”
Said the fly, “Let us flee!”
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.


A bitter biting bittern

Bit a better brother bittern,
And the bitter better bittern
Bit the bitter biter back.
And the bitter bittern, bitten,
By the better bitten bittern,
Said: “I’m a bitter biter bit, alack!”


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.


You’ve no need to light a night-light

On a light night like tonight,
For a night-light’s light’s a slight light,
And tonight’s a night that’s light.
When a night’s light, like tonight’s light,
It is really not quite right
To light night-lights with their slight lights
On a light night like tonight.

  • Red lorry, yellow lorry, red lorry, yellow lorry.


  • The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick.


  • Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets.


  • Which witch wished which wicked wish?


  • Chop shops stock chops.


  • Freshly fried fresh flesh.


  • A bloke’s back bike brake block broke.


  • The soldiers shouldered shooters on their shoulders.


  • Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.


  • They both, though, have thirty-three thick thimbles to thaw.


  • Are our oars oak?


  • Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?


I think your mind is completely confused now!

You can press Alt+Ctrl+Delete …!



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3 thoughts on “Common English Tongue Twisters

  1. prince_of_persia Mar 30,2009 12:14 am

    WWellll said alt+ctrl+delete….good idea..I’m gonna do that

  2. reece Apr 4,2010 5:28 am

    i fell for the alt+ctrl+delete good thing! (and i thought it was gonna dissapear)

  3. sara Nov 8,2010 10:30 pm

    i fellt like i did not know any thing before but nw i do but it would be better if you add things

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