tongue twisterTongue twisters are short, often funny, and usually hard to say phrases which exercise your tongue and mouth.

By practising, you can get better at saying them, and this will help you speak more clearly.

They are fantastic for actors, because when you're performing, speaking clearly and pronouncing words properly is very important!

Different sounds exercise different parts of your mouth, so you will probably find some harder to say than others.

You should try and say each tongue twister as fast as you can while still being clear.  Repeating them over and over makes it more challenging.  You will find that if you keep practising, you will get better and better at saying them quickly without mistakes.

Here are some fun tongue twisters for you to try:

Unique New York

Red leather yellow leather

Three free throws

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

The big black bug bled black blood

Which wrist watch is a Swiss wrist watch?

Good blood, bad blood

The sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep's sick

She sells seashells by the sea shore

Flora’s freshly fried fish

Are you copper bottoming 'em, my man?
No, I'm aluminiuming 'em, mum.

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?

Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.

A proper cup of coffee in a proper copper coffee pot

How did you go?  Could you say them all?

If you enjoyed these, here is a free printable list of tongue twisters for you to print out and try

If you can repeat them all times quickly and clearly, then you are definitely a tongue twister champion!