Now try this: English tongue twisters (CEFR B1 and above)

For fun, sometimes our German clients enjoy testing our German with Zungenbrecher. In English these are called tongue twisters.

Here are a few of the most famous English tongue twisters for you to try.

1. She sells seashells by the seashore.

2. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of picked peppers,
where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

3. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if the woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
And chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would,
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Visit Rachel’s English for more tongue twisters and tips.

Ready for more? You might want to check out the popular children’s book Oh Say Can You Say.

Mindy Ehrhart Krull
About the author

Originally from the US, Mindy Ehrhart Krull holds a master's degree in journalism and has been teaching English and working as an author, editor and proofreader in Germany since 2008.

At DELS, she leads a team of several English trainers and language professionals.

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