Improve your pronunciation with more English Tongue Twisters

Improve your English pronunciation and have fun with English tongue twisters. They’re a great way to improve diction and practice tricky English sounds. In this lesson we practice ‘Flash message’, ‘I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen’ and ‘a proper copper coffee pot’.

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Tongue twisters 2 video script

Hi everyone. I’m Vicki and I’m British.
And I’m Jay and I’m American and we’ve got some more English tongue twisters today. What does the word twist mean, Vicki?
It means to bend or turn something into a particular shape so tongue twisters are phrases that twist your tongue.
They’re difficult to say quickly, so they’re great pronunciation practice.
And we’ve got some English learners to help us again. Are you ready for the first one?
Yeah!

Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message.

You want to start slowly and then speed up.
Yeah. You have to be careful not to muddle up s and sh sounds.
It really gets your mouth moving. Flash message. Flash message.
Yes. Tongue twisters strengthen muscles in your mouth.
That’s good because you’re going to move your mouth differently if you’re learning English.
Yeah, tongue twisters are good practice because you can train you mouth to move in new ways.
Yeah. Say it with our learners.

Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message.

They were great. OK, I’m ready for the next one. What is it?
Let’s see.

I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. Wow!

I think we say this a little differently in British and American English.
Really? I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
My t sounds are stronger than yours, because I’m British. I say kitten. And eating.
Ki’en – I don’t say the t sound. kitten
Yeah, before an ng sound, you don’t pronounce ts in American.
But you do in British English?
Well, if I’m speaking carefully I say kitten. t. kitten. But if I’m speaking quickly and casually, I put a stop on the t as well. Like you. So I’ll say ki’en. But the big difference is I pronounce the t in eating. eating.
EaDing
Yeah, you see that’s a flap t. It’s little like a very fast D sound in American.
EaDing. EaDing.
I say eating. Eating.
I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.
Say it with our learners.

I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.

That’s funny. OK, what’s next?
A proper copper coffee pot.
What?
A proper copper coffee pot. OK, proper – that means correct or right. Then copper – that’s a kind of metal.
It’s a brown gold color. We use copper to make electric wires.
And pipes, and coins. Can you say it?
A proper copper coffee pot.
Yeah. Let’s see how our learners did.

A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. No. It’s not working, is it?

I saved the hardest for last again.
Yes. Our learners were great sports. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us.
Yeah, they were a lot of fun. I think we should have a rhyme now.
A proper copper coffee pot rhyme?
Yeah, let see if you can say it with us and get some rhythm going. .
All I want is a proper cup of coffee. Made in a proper copper coffee pot. You can believe it or not. But I want a cup of coffee from a proper copper pot. Tin coffee pots or iron coffee pots, they’re not good to me. If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot, I’ll just have tea.
Could you say it?
We’ll do it again, but this time faster.
See if you can say it with us.
All I want is a proper cup of coffee. Made in a proper copper coffee pot. You can believe it or not. But I want a cup of coffee from a proper copper pot. Tin coffee pots or iron coffee pots, they’re not good to me. If I can’t have a proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot, I’ll just have tea.
All I want is a proper cup of coffee. Made in a proper copper coffee pot. You can believe it or not. But I want a cup of coffee from a proper copper pot.
Did you keep up with us? You can play it again if you need to.
I think my tongue is twisted now.
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Bye.

A proper copper coffee pot. A proper copper coffee pot. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen. Flash message. Flash message. Flash message.

Click here to see our first tongue twisters video and click here to see our third one.
Click here to see more pronunciation videos.

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