Saturday, 1 June 2019

What are tongue twisters?

I get this question asked all of the time.

Read the above article on tongue twisters. It will tell you everything you need to know and give you some examples for you to practise along with.

If you have any questions or want me to rate your pronunciation when saying tongue twisters then just drop me a message.

Keep going!

Monday, 11 March 2019

Spring tongue twisters

Spring seems strange sometimes,
some say Spring is special, sought after and smile-inducing,
some say Spring is sad, solemn and secluded,
as for myself, spring is summer's second, and is still special yet sad

Happy Spring everyone! I hope it gets warm for you soon

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Pancake day

Who celebrated pancake day? Did you eat more than you could handle? and how's that english studying going?... Great!

Here's a tongue twister for the season.

"Put butter pancakes in a pan to produce the best pancakes on pancake day."

Good luck!

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

New year

2nd week into the new year and I hope everyone is doing well. This is that "make or break" time for new years resolutions. Carrying on with a resolution at this point is more likely to turn it into a long term habit. But on the other side... If you give up and slacken your efforts then it may be just a pipe dream.

So... how are you still working towards your goals? Are you practising a little every day? Still working on your pronunciation? Maybe trying some of those tongue twisters mentioned in the last post?

Whatever your system, the important thing is that you are doing something even if it's small. Keep going and imagine where you'll be a year from now if you keep practising!

Friday, 4 January 2019

R / W Tongue twisters

When we are using tongue twisters for the purpose of developing our linguistic skills then it makes sense to target sounds that we struggle with and have a similar sound.

R / W tongue twisters is a perfect example of this. Some learners of English (foreign and native) have problem with this difference. Both sounds require the lips to open. This is something that is easy to observe and so this is the bit we usually get right. The difference though comes down to the movement of the tongue. With the 'W' sound the tongue drops to the bottom of the mouth and stays there. With the 'R' sound though we pull the tongue up and slightly back to make this sound. This is the part that we can't usually see and so is why it is easy to get wrong.

Once you know this difference though you can start practising! Try out the tongue twisters along with the reference audio and keep going until you get it sounding natural.

Good luck!

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Back once again!

It's been a while since I've posted on here but it's time to go at it again! This time I will be focusing on my passions of teaching English. One thing I'm really loving atm is tongue-twisters. These are great to practise pronunciation.

I will try to keep this area updated regularly with new ones I come up with and I can't wait to share them with the world!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Day 1

Proposal submitted for Burial remix, need to source some acapellas to use.

Will attempt to record drum hits from various sources instead of using samples.