While I was collecting the shells I thought of the tongue twister we sued to say.
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.
My mum loved tongue twisters. She was really good at rolling her rs. I was useless. She would proudly recite
Around the rugged rock
the ragged rascal ran.
I tried to copy her in vain. We always ended up in a heap of giggles and just to add salt to my wounds she would sing a song that went like this
The shades of night were falling fast, you pie dee, you pie da
When through an Alpine village past, you pie dee aye da
It ended up with her rolling her Rs for about a minute, show off !
When I was teaching I used to like tongue twisters for those moments when you need to restore order and feel a bit of power.
Red Lorry,yellow lorry. always worked wonders.
the first ever tongue twister I was taught was
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper
Where's the peck of pickled pepper
Peter Piper picked?
In the film "Singing in the rain", they sing a tongue-twister song when they are talking about the change from Silent movies to ones with sound.
Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously.
Other popular tongue twisters are
Irish wristwatch, Swiss wristwatch
A proper copper coffee pot.
Looking at Wikipedia I read that the following tongue twister won a prize in Grand Magazine in 1979
Shep Schwab shopped at Scott's Schapps shop
One shot of Scott's schnapps stopped Schwab's watch.
Italian also has popular tongue twisters that everyone knows,
Trentatre Trentini Thirty three people from Trento
entrarono a Trento Entered Trento
Tutti e Trentratre All thirty three of them
Trotterellando Spinning around
Tigre contro tigre Tiger versus tiger
Sopra la panca la capra campa On top of the bench, the goat thrives
Sotto la panca la capra crepa Under the bench, the goat doesn't
I have come a long way from my shells on the beach but I hope you enjoy my post.
|She sells sea shells on the sea-shore|
|Simple drawings help students remember|
|Red lorry, yellow lorry, always impresses (if you can say it really fast)|