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Game #9: Tongue Twisters from A-Z


Tongue twisters are sentences that use many words with the same sound. A common tongue twister is "She sells seashells by the seashore." Say it quickly a few times in a row. The "s" sound is difficult for some learners.

Tongue twisters are useful for English learners for two reasons:
1. You can learn new words.
2. You can practise your pronunciation.

Let's play a tongue twister game together. We will try to get through the whole alphabet, from A-Z! When we are done I will post all of the tongue twisters for MyEC members to try. (We may have to work together to make them grammatically correct. They don't necessarily have to make sense, though.)

How to Play:
1) I will write 5 words starting with the letter "A".
2) The first player to arrive will write a tongue twister using those five words.
3) After writing the tongue twister the first player will write five "B" words for the second player. The second player will write the B tongue twister AND leave 5 "C" words for the third player...
4) Try all of the tongue twisters that came before yours. Read them out loud quickly!

Note for advanced learners: When writing the letter list try to use words other learners may not know. Use at least one noun, one verb, and one adjective.
A: awesome, advantage, accused, alert, aardvark

Player 2:
"The awesome aardvark tried to stay alert after he was accused of taking advantage of innocent animals.
B: bask, basket, beast, brave, blaze
Let's begin! Here are the words for A: acorn, affectionate, anteater, acidic, activate

Who will be the first player?

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Comment by Gamer on November 10, 2009 at 17:59
Well, it looks like Suela and Hardi posted at the same time. I'll create another D one with Hardi's words: (dunk, dash, default, diapers, diamond, dark.)

Chosen by default, the dad dashed into the dark and dunked the diapers into the diamond mine.

Okay, the next player can proceed with Hanane's E letters: err, earnest, excited, exist, emotion
Comment by Hanane on November 10, 2009 at 17:39
The play was about a king who downgraded his counsellor and banished him out of the country. The king distrusted his counsellor and dreaded that he betrayed his country. To discover his counsellor's conspiracy, the king disguised as a slave and found out that his counsellor was planning to disrupt the system.
E : err , earnest, excited , exist, emotion
Comment by Suela on November 10, 2009 at 15:51
She cramed her basket with crust of bread, and cautiously, dropped the small pieces trough the crook path, while with crayon left marks on the rocks , to make sure not lose herself .
D: distrust, disrupt, disguise, dread, downgrade ..Add a Comment
Comment by Hardi on November 10, 2009 at 15:30
Crooked cranny crammed crusty crayons cautiously inside cabbaged caddie cart.

D: dunk, dash, default, diapers, diamond, dark.

PS. I was waiting invitation! :D
Comment by Tara Benwell on November 5, 2009 at 14:09
The barber who wore a big badge barbecued a baboon that was caught in some barbed wire.

C: cram, crust, crook, crayon, cautiously

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