Материал может быть использован и для проведения внеурочных
мероприятий, например, фонетических конкурсов в рамках недели
Here is an alphabetical selection for classroom fun. They also
practice pronunciation as students try to get their tongues around the
sounds. For best results of the single-liners, say each one 5 times in
quick succession. Some of the seemingly simplest are the most difficult
to repeat – try Greek grapes or Irish wristwatch!
Students can write their own, perhaps beginning each with a name. e.g. Silly Sakis sings short songs.
1. Around the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.
2. A big black bug bit a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.
3. Betty Botter bought some butter,
"But,” she said, "this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
It will make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter -
That would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter,
Better than her bitter butter,
And she baked it in her batter,
And the batter was not bitter.
So ’twas better Betty Botter
Bought a bit of better butter.
4. Brad’s big black bath brush broke.
5. A cheap ship trip.
6. Comical economists.
7. The crow flew over the river with a lump of raw liver.
8. Ed had edited it.
9. Fat frogs flying past fast.
10. Fred fed Ted bread, and Ted fed Fred bread.
11. Flash message!
12. Girl gargoyle, guy gargoyle.
13. Good blood, bad blood.
14. Greek grapes.
15. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
If a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
And chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
If a woodchuck could chuck wood.
16. I can think of six thin things and of six thick things too.
17. If one doctor doctors another doctor, does the
doctor who doctors the doctor doctor the doctor the way the doctor he is
doctoring doctors? Or does he doctor the doctor the way the doctor who
18. If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
I’m not the pheasant plucker,
I’m the pheasant plucker’s mate.
I’m only plucking pheasants
‘Cause the pheasant plucker’s late.
20. Irish wristwatch.
21. I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
22. Knapsack straps.
23. Listen to the local yokel yodel.
24. Mixed biscuits.
25. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely.
One-One was a racehorse;
Two-Two was one, too.
When One-One won one race one day,
Two-Two won one, too.
On mules we find two legs behind
And two we find before.
We stand behind before we find
What those behind be for.
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
29. Please pay promptly.
30. Preshrunk silk shirts.
31. A proper cup of coffee from a proper copper coffee pot.
32. Red leather, yellow leather.
33. Red lorry, yellow lorry.
34. Selfish shellfish.
She sells seashells on the seashore.
The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.
36. Six short slow shepherds.
Swan swam over the sea.
Swim, swan, swim!
Swan swam back again.
Well swum, swan!
38. Thieves seize skis.
39. Tim, the thin twin tinsmith.
40. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat.
41. Unique New York.
42. Which witch wished which wicked wish?
43. Zany zippy zappy zebras.