Mengenal Tongue Twister, si Pembelit Lidah

Tongue twister digunakan sebagai alat latihan, karena sangat cocok dan bagus untuk melatih kemampuan pronounciation atau pengucapan/artikulasi tuturan. Latihan artikulasi tuturan ini adalah dasar yang sangat penting bagi keterampilan speaking berbicara.

Sobat Elfast Speaking Community, Tongue twister secara harfiah, ke bahasa Indonesia diartikan sebagai pembelit lidah. Sebab ketika melafalkan kalimat tongue twister sering kali lidah akan terbelit-belit atau belibet. Menurut Wikipedia toungue twister didefinisikan sebagai A phrase that designed to be difficult to articulate properly sebuah tuturan yang diatur/ditata/dirancang sedemikian rupa sehingga sulit untuk diartikulasikan sebagaimana mestinya.

Dari berbagai pengertian di atas dapat kita simpulkan bahwa Tongue Twister adalah urutan kata-kata yang sulit diucapkan dengan cepat dan benar. Tongue twister digunakan untuk meningkatkan kualitas pronunciation khususnya buat non-native speaker.

Yang menarik dari tongue twister ini adalah banyak sekali kata di dalam suatu bahasa yang mirip dan disusun menjadi suatu kalimat atau tuturan sehingga menyulitkan pembicara.

Berikut adalah beberapa contoh Tongue twister yang bahkan Native Speaker juga menganggapnya cukup sulit untuk di ucapkan dengan cepat dan benar. Silahkan di coba, secepat mungkin. Perbanyak latihan, mudah-mudahan lidah Sobat Elfast Speaking Community akan terasa lebih ringan dan terbiasa dalam pengucapan bahasa Inggris.
Berikut ini contoh-contoh tongue twister untuk teman-teman belajar bahasa Inggris:


  1. I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
  2. The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
  3. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
  4. There was a fisherman named Fisher
    who fished for some fish in a fissure.
    Till a fish with a grin,
    pulled the fisherman in.
    Now they’re fishing the fissure for Fisher.
  5. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
  6. Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
  7. Ann and Andy’s anniversary is in April.
  8. How many cookies could a good cook cook If a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.
  9. Mr. Tongue Twister tried to train his tongue to twist and turn, and twit an twat, to learn the letter “T”.
  10. She saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa?
  11. Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
  12. Four furious friends fought for the phone.
  13. As I was in Arkansas I saw a saw that could out saw any saw I ever saw saw. If you happen to be in Arkansas and see a saw that can out saw the saw I saw saw I’d like to see the saw you saw saw.
  14. He threw three balls.
  15. Singing Sammy sung songs on sinking sand.
  16. We’re real rear wheels.
  17. On a lazy laser raiser lies a laser ray eraser.
  18. The ruddy widow really wants ripe watermelon and red roses when winter arrives.
  19. If you’re keen on stunning kites and cunning stunts, buy a cunning stunning stunt kite.
  20. Two tiny tigers take two taxis to town.
  21. Sounding by sound is a sound method of sounding sounds.
  22. Excited executioner exercising his excising powers excessively.
  23. This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly.
  24. Casual clothes are provisional for leisurely trips across Asia.
  25. She said she should sit.
  26. The big black bug bit the big black bear,but the big black bear bit the big black bug back!
  27. A gazillion gigantic grapes gushed gradually giving gophers gooey guts.
  28. If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.
  29. If you understand, say “understand”.
    If you don’t understand, say “don’t understand”.
    But if you understand and say “don’t understand”.
    how do I understand that you understand. Understand!?
  30. There those thousand thinkers were thinking where did those other three thieves go through.
  31. Love’s a feeling you feel when you feel you’re going to feel the feeling you’ve never felt before.
  32. Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.
  33. If coloured caterpillars could change their colours constantly could they keep their coloured coat coloured properly?
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