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Payam

Payam

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

betty bought a bit of butterBetty returns to star in a famous but tricky tongue twister about a bit of bitter butter. This twists the brain almost as much as it does the tongue.

Betty bought a bit of butter but the bit of butter Betty bought was bitter so Betty bought a better bit of butter and the batter was better

01:02 PM Sep 04 2008 |

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tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Here's an old one. While we were at school, we had to repeat this sentence over and over again.

She sells sea shells on the Irish sea shore! 

06:22 AM Sep 09 2008 |

Pavlionka

Pavlionka

Belarus

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,
That would make my batter better."
So she bought a bit of butter,
Better than her bitter butter,
And she put it in her batter,
And the batter was not bitter;
So 'twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.



10:24 AM Sep 09 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

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?

 


 

10:39 AM Sep 09 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Moses supposes his toeses are Roses, But Moses supposes Erroneously, Moses he knowses his toeses aren't roses

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKlub5vB9z8

 

10:59 AM Sep 09 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Yellow lorry, red lorry

Esau Wood sawed wood.
Esau Wood would saw wood with a wood saw.
Esau’s wood saw would saw wood!
One day, Wood’s wood saw would saw no wood,
so Wood sought a wood saw that would.
Then, Wood saw a wood saw saw wood as no
wood saw Wood ever saw wood sawed wood.
So Wood sought the wood saw that sawed wood
as no wood saw Wood ever saw ever sawed.
Now Wood saws wood with the wood saw Wood
saw saw would as no wood saw
Wood ever saw would wood saw wood.

I am not the pheasant plucker,
I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate.
I am only plucking pheasants
Because the pheasant plucker’s late.


I’m not the fig plucker,
Nor the fig plucker’s son
But I’ll pluck figs
Till the fig plucker comes.

11:03 AM Sep 09 2008 |

Pavlionka

Pavlionka

Belarus

Our English teacher made us learn some tonger twisters – to improve our pronunciation. Betty Botter is my fav by the way :)

Very good for beautiful British pronunciation is one from "My Fair Lady" movie:

"In Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen" 

So, we put a sheet of paper in front of our lips and practised "Hhhaaa". If paper flew away – that was the proper pronunciation Laughing

11:29 AM Sep 09 2008 |

rathi

rathi

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

believe me that is  very difficult i can't read it  ... but i will try mybey i can read it …..

08:36 PM Sep 09 2008 |

tiffintime

tiffintime

Sri Lanka

Thanks Pavlionka for telling us how to check if we are pronouncing the letter H correctly.

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain!

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/myfairlady/theraininspain.htm

lol "beautiful British pronunciation"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mjd1wc3cgig

 

06:23 AM Sep 10 2008 |

Rahma MD

Rahma MD

Indonesia

yeah, i can read that sentences fast, but ….

with wrong pronunciation, hehehe

sometimes it's hard to make any differences in saying a similar word … like 'batter' and 'better' and so on

08:53 AM Sep 10 2008 |