Probably the world's most famous tongue twister, right? In this video I (try) and show you how to say it - but it doesn't go exactly according to plan.
Anyway, let's look at it more closely. It's part 2 in the series 'tongue twisters'. We need to break down the sounds of this tongue twister to focus on the pronunciation. By learning how to say it, your pronunciation of individual sounds and fluency should improve. It's a clever one which features 'sh' and /s/ sounds that alternate (it's called alliteration when you have repetition of similar sounds). It goes something like sh,s,s,sh,s,sh. There is also a pattern in the rhythm of the tongue twister, if you can hear that too.
Check the video to speak along with me.There are other sounds in the tongue twister, but the main focus is on the sounds above.
This is what it looks like in phonemic script: /ʃi sɛlz siː ʃɛlz baɪ ðə siː ʃɔː/
Now, the point of a tongue twister is it say over and over, as fast as you can. Watch right to the end and try and repeat it after me if you like.
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