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TONGUE TWISTERS TO KEEP STUDENTS ATTENTIVE IN CLASS

We all know sometimes it difficult for students to pay attention in class and it makes the work of the teacher more difficult. Teachers whose classes come before or after break periods tend to experience this a lot.

Traditionally, some teachers ask students found sleeping, looking out of the window or just not paying attention in class to stand on their feet, stand on their tables, go out and jog, or ask them to repeat the last word that was said in the class. Usually they get the word wrong because obviously they were day dreaming and this gets the rest of the class laughing.

But there are cooler, more effective and more educative ways to do it – tongue twisters.

Tongue twisters are a sequence of words or sounds that are usually alliterations (first consonant of the word is repeated). Tongue twisters are funny but are ways to help to improve the pronunciation and speaking skills of users. This is because it serves as a form of diction or articulation exercise.

So here are some benefits of tongue twisters:

They strengthen and stretch the muscles involved in speech

They show you which sounds are difficult for you 

They are great warm up exercises

 

Some Tongue Twisters

These are for mixed ages so go through and pick the ones that are not above your students

  1. Betty Botter bought some butter
    But she said the butter’s bitter
    If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter
    But a bit of better butter will make my batter better
    So ‘twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter

 

  1. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

 

  1. I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop

  

  1. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?

 

  1. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen

 

  1. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely

 

  1. Red lorry, yellow lorry

 

  1. We surely shall see the sun shine soon

 

  1. Lesser leather never weathered wetter weather better

 

  1. Give papa a cup of proper coffe in a copper coffe cup

 

  1. She saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sherif’s shoes she saw?

 

  1. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.

 

  1. Luke Luck likes lakes.
    Luke’s duck likes lakes.
    Luke Luck licks lakes.
    Luck’s duck licks lakes.
    Duck takes licks in lakes Luke Luck likes.
    Luke Luck takes licks in lakes duck likes.

 

  1. When you write copy you have the right to copyright the copy you write.

 

  1. I saw a saw that could out saw any saw I ever saw saw. If you happen to see a saw that can out saw the saw I saw saw I’d like to see the saw you saw saw.

 

  1. Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.

 

  1. Will you, William? Will you, William? Will you, William?
    Can’t you, don’t you, won’t you, William?

 

  1. I wish you were a fish in my dish

 

  1. I see a sea down by the seashore.
    But which sea do you see down by the seashore?

 

 

November 16, 2017

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