A tongue–twister is a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken (or sung) word game.
Here is a tongue twister that comes from a peanut butter commercial on TV.
“Picky people pick Peter Pan Peanut-Butter, ’tis the peanut-butter picky people pick.”
Listen to it at full speed. Can you repeat it fast?
- To pick: to select
- Picky: selective, almost difficult
When you read this tongue twister, don’t forget to focus on the ‘i’ and ‘e’ sounds. Example: picky and people don’t have the same vowel sound. Listen to the audio again.
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Crissy describes the new app Ruzzle. She explains the rules and speaks about
how addictive it is!
Play the interview and try to listen for the following expressions:
- ranking: a position in a group
- spectacular: fantastic
- Scrabble: Word game
- rounds: stages in a game
- lapse: a period of time between events
- forbidden: not permitted
- summing up: totaling
- judging: giving your opinion
- labeled : named
- addictive: compulsive
- high-spirited: energetic
- ties right in: links well with
- peaked my curiosity: stimulated my interest
- How many letters are in the grid?
- Is it a good tool for vocabulary enhancement?
View the Transcript: Ruzzle
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