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  • Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

  • Welcome to this English pronunciation lesson where I'm going

  • to teach you five completely new tongue twisters

  • that no one in the world has ever heard before,

  • because I wrote them myself.

  • I sat down and I thought there are sounds

  • that English learners have trouble saying.

  • There are words that English learners

  • have trouble pronouncing.

  • So I should write some tongue twisters

  • that they can practice throughout the week,

  • so that they can improve their English pronunciation.

  • So I wrote five tongue twisters,

  • each one focusing on a different sound.

  • The first tongue twister focuses on the letter R,

  • on the sound that the letter R makes.

  • And here is the tongue twister.

  • I read that really rare rats run around on the roof.

  • Now this sentence doesn't maybe make a lot of sense.

  • But I do know that sometimes if you have rats,

  • they might run around on your roof.

  • So I thought this was a good sentence

  • to help you practice the /r/ sound,

  • even though it's a little bit silly.

  • Let me say it one time slow and one time fast,

  • and then I'll pause so that you have time to say it.

  • I read that really rare rats run around on the roof.

  • And now one time fast.

  • I read that really rare rats run around on the roof.

  • I'm giving you a little moment there

  • so that you can practice.

  • Let me try not to talk for a few seconds.

  • It's really hard for me.

  • I read that really rare rats run around on the roof.

  • There we go.

  • The second sentence,

  • the second tongue twister that I wrote

  • will help you practice your /th/ sound.

  • This is a very challenging sound

  • for some English learners to make.

  • And the tongue twister that I wrote is this one.

  • There were three thrilling things

  • that they thought were worthwhile.

  • So imagine that you went to a store and you saw three things

  • that you thought were worth buying.

  • You might actually say this sentence.

  • You might say there were three thrilling things

  • that they thought were worthwhile.

  • I guess actually it would be you

  • and some other people at the store.

  • So let me say it once slow,

  • and then let me say at once fast,

  • and then I will pause and let you have a chance

  • to say it out loud.

  • Here's the slow version.

  • There were three thrilling things

  • that they thought were worthwhile.

  • And here's the fast version.

  • Hopefully I can do it.

  • There were three thrilling things

  • that they thought were worthwhile.

  • I don't know what to do while you're saying your sentence.

  • So I'm just doing a little dance.

  • Here is the third tongue twister that I created

  • to help you practice your English pronunciation.

  • So here we go.

  • It helps you practice the /s/ sound and the /sh/ sound.

  • And it goes like this.

  • She sees squirrels on Saturdays,

  • so she shares some snacks with them.

  • So let me say that again one time faster.

  • She sees squirrels on Saturdays,

  • so she shares some snacks with them.

  • Even I have trouble with this.

  • I should practice this this week as well.

  • So we're talking about a girl

  • that sees squirrels every once in a while.

  • A squirrel is a small free animal

  • that lives in some countries around the world.

  • Let me say it once slow,

  • and then let me say at once fast

  • so that you can have some time to practice.

  • She sees squirrels on Saturdays,

  • so she shares some snacks with them.

  • And here's the fast version.

  • I hope I can do it.

  • She sees squirrels on Saturday,

  • so she shares some snacks with them.

  • I had to slow down a little bit at the end.

  • But here, let me be quiet for a sec,

  • so you can say it out loud.

  • I'll repeat it one more time.

  • She sees squirrels on Saturdays.

  • so she shares some snacks with them.

  • Excellent.

  • I wish I could hear you.

  • It would be so fun if I could actually hear you saying

  • these phrases out loud.

  • But anyways, here's the next one.

  • The next one is designed to help you practice the /w/ sound,

  • the /w/ sound.

  • So here we go.

  • It's a little bit Canadian, by the way.

  • We want warm, woolen winter hats, where would we find them?

  • So you can imagine someone walking into a store

  • and they need a hat,

  • and so they would say to the person in the store.

  • Here's the slow version, and then the fast version,

  • and then I'll pause for you.

  • We want warm, woolen winter hats,

  • where would we find them?

  • And here's the fast version.

  • We want warm, woolen winter hats, where would we find them?

  • It's your turn, by the way.

  • I'll try to be quiet.

  • So I hope that one worked for you.

  • By the way, the phrase,

  • where would we find them is very common in English.

  • Where would we find them?

  • We also say,

  • what would we do with them?

  • Why would we wear them?

  • So that /w/ sound repeated like that

  • is very common in English.

  • So that was the fourth one.

  • I hope you enjoyed it.

  • Here is the last one.

  • The last one is designed to help you practice

  • the /x/ sound or the /ex/ sound in particular.

  • So here we go.

  • And it's a shout out to my American friends,

  • because it has the name of an American state in it.

  • Here we go.

  • The fifth tongue twister is,

  • six experts are excited for the exhibit about Texas.

  • So you can imagine that there's some experts going

  • to a place where they have exhibits.

  • And they're excited to see the exhibit about Texas.

  • Let me read it slow, then let me read it fast,

  • and then I will pause and give you a chance

  • to read it yourself as well.

  • Here we go, slow and then fast, and then the pause.

  • Six experts are excited for the exhibit about Texas.

  • Six experts are excited for the exhibit about Texas.

  • Your turn.

  • Okay, excellent job.

  • I'm just gonna pretend I heard you say it

  • and that you did a great job.

  • Let me read them all really quick

  • with a little pause between them.

  • And then we'll wrap this lesson up.

  • I read that really rare rats run around on the roof.

  • There were three thrilling things

  • that they thought were worthwhile.

  • She sees squirrels on Saturday,

  • so she shares some snacks with them.

  • We want warm, woolen winter hats,

  • where would we find them?

  • And the last one,

  • six experts are excited for the exhibit about Texas.

  • Excellent work.

  • What should you do with this video?

  • So here's what you should do.

  • You should practice these phrases every day this week.

  • Maybe write them down,

  • say them out loud as many times as you can.

  • Record yourself saying them and play it back.

  • Come back and watch the little snippet of this video,

  • so you can hear how I say it.

  • Do that a few times if you need to.

  • But certainly practice all of these this week,

  • as much as you can.

  • Do you wanna know my favorite?

  • Sure, my favorite one was,

  • we want warm woolen, winter hats, where would we find them?

  • Anyways, it's Bob the Canadian here.

  • Thank you so much for watching

  • this little English practice lesson,

  • where you could practice your pronunciation.

  • I hope you're having a great day.

  • I'll see you next week with another short English lesson.

Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

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    洪子雯 posted on 2020/12/01
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