Tongue twisters aren’t just for embarrassing your friends. Tongue twisters are a fun way for students to practice their pronunciation skills! Depending on the tongue twister you choose it can help students drill certain related phonemes or sounds. A tongue twister is a great way to help students focus on the minor mouth changes required to pronounce certain words. By forcing speakers to switch back and forth between different sounds, they improve their knowledge of movements required for that specific sound set.
Students love them because they’re fun to recite, often resulting in hilarious mistakes.
Tell your students to –
- Start reciting the tongue twisters at a slow pace and ensure it is able to be recited clearly
- The next step would be to know the tongue twister by heart.
- Repeat the tongue twister as fast as possible until it is mastered and able to be recited three times in a row without stumbling.
- When one tongue twister is mastered, try another.
Here’s how you can use tongue twisters with Colango. Students can record their attempts in the comments section.
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