Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tongue Twisters - R and L

Here are some tough tongue twisters that use R and L. Be sure to listen to the audio below to hear how to say these tongue twisters. 
If you want to practice with the tongue twisters below or use them for the classroom and your students, please download the TONGUE TWISTER R AND L worksheet that has beginner, intermediate, and advanced practice options with a key. (This post contains affiliate links)

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  1. Jerry's jelly berries taste really rare. 
  2. Rory's lawn rake rarely rakes really right. 
  3. A really leery Larry rolls readily to the road.
  4. The road's load is lessened lightly.
  5. Lassie Lilly likes Ronny's rulers.
  6. Lad Larry rarely loves lyres. 
  7. Lessening levels of lead really lures lily pads.
  8. Revelers revel in leveling levels. 
  9. Barry's Belly riles with bile. 
  10. Billy and Lilly pile pyres for file fires.

If you liked this activity, please try out the ESL Commando's new resource: R and L Tongue Twister Lessons. This is a fun, interactive slideshow that helps learners to improve their pronunciation of the R and L sounds through challenging and fun tongue twisters, using clickable audio clips and vibrant, beautiful, full-color photos. Each word is clickable so that learners can go at their own pace. Below is  an example of the slideshow. 

If you'd like to try out the new resource, just click the link and enter "0" in the payment box for a FREE PREVIEW DOWNLOAD. If you enjoy the preview and want the full powerpoint lesson, ESL Commando readers can get the FULL DOWNLOAD  at a  special discount by using promo code "off" for $1 off your order.

Please also check out my list of Best English Listening Websites for more fun practice. Also, check out one of my ESL Discussion Videos for fun listening practice.

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Tongue Twisters - P and B

These sounds tend to be tough for Arabic speakers, as there is no "p" sound in that language, at least that's what I  have been told by my students. Please feel free to add any you know to the comments.

  1. Perry's Berry's make peanut butter better. 
  2. Buy pie pans before you buy butter plates. 
  3. Pat's bat played with Benny's penny. 
  4. Purely poor people need to perfect their power. 
  5. The prince and the pauper play ping pong poignantly. 
  6. Printed papers under pressure make pens prickle.
  7. Pickles and pennies take proper preparation.
  8. Ben's prefers pens to bought pots. 
  9. The poor boar pours batter over his putter.
  10. Bob's pop popped primarily because of  pointed pressure.

And of course, the classic(not my own):
Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

How To Engage All Students In The Classroom Simultaneously

In the video below, I describe a method in which I am able to get all students in the class participating and interacting with each other.  This method can be used in all kinds of classes, not just ESL classes.

 Here are links to the boards and erasers if you are interested in purchasing them.
  NEOPlex Student Laptop Dry Erase Marker Board - Set of 30
The Classics Magnetic Whiteboard Dry Erasers (12), 2 x 2 Inches, 12 Pack, Yellow/Black (TPG-355)
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