A tongue twister is a phrase, sentence or rhyme that presents difficulties when spoken because it contains similar sounds. To get the full effect of a tongue twister you should try to repeat it a several times, as quickly as possible, without stumbling or mispronouncing.
Tongue twisters have long been a popular form of wordplay, particularly for schoolchildren, but they also have a more serious side – being used in elocution teaching an in treatment of some speech defects.
1) I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
2) I need not your needles, They are needless to me; for kneading of
noodles, ‘twere needless, you see;
But did my neat knickers but need to be kneed,
I then should have need of your needles indeed.
3) She sells seashells on the seashore. The shells she sells are
seashells, I’m sure.
4) Six sick slick slim sycamore saplings.
5) Betty and Bob brought back blue balloons from the big bazaar.
6) Betty better butter Brad’s bread.
7) Whistle for the thistle sifter.
8) Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep.
The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed
These sheep shouldn’t sleep in a shack;
sheep should sleep in a shed.
9) Ruby Rugby’s brother bought and brought her back some rubber