Trava-línguas em inglês (tongue twisters)

Graduada em Letras-Inglês (USP, 2017)

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Tongue twisters (conhecidos em português como trava línguas) são frases ou sequências de palavras de difícil pronunciação. Para estudantes de língua inglesa de diferentes níveis, os tongue twisters podem ser uma forma divertida e diferente de praticar inglês, especialmente a velocidade da pronuncia das palavras.

Na língua inglesa, os tongue twisters não são somente indicados para estudantes e crianças em fase de alfabetização, mas também para atores, políticos e palestrantes, que precisam falar sempre de maneira eloquente, geralmente diante de várias pessoas.

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Easy Tongue Twisters (Trava línguas fáceis)

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
She saw Sharif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif's shoes she saw?
Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously
I scream you scream, let’s all scream, for ice cream!
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
She sells sea shells by the seashore.
Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran.
A proper copper coffee pot.
He threw three free throws.
I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
Four fine fresh fish for you.
If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.
I thought, I thought of thinking of thanking you.
Nine nimble noblemen nibbling nuts
Quizzical quiz, kiss me quick

Medium Tongue Twisters (Trava línguas médios)

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he?
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
I have got a date at a quarter to eight; I’ll see you at the gate, so don’t be late.
If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
One-one was a race horse.
Two-two was one too.
One-one won one race.
Two-two won one too
Gobbling gargoyles gobbled gobbling goblins.
A big black bug bit a big black dog on his big black nose!
Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.
If cows could fly I'd have a cow pie in my eye.Four furious friends fought for the phone
Tie twine to three tree twigs.
The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes.
Singing Sammy sung songs on sinking sand.
Chester Cheetah chews a chunk of cheep cheddar cheese.
This is the sixth zebra snoozing thoroughly.
I eat eel while you peel eel.
Will you, William? Will you, William? Will you, William?
Can't you, don't you, won't you, William?

Difficult tongue twisters (Trava línguas difíceis)

If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.
Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons — balancing them badly.
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.
Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.
The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
Which witch switched the Swiss wristwatches?
Hassock hassock, black spotted hassock. Black spot on a black back of a black spotted hassock.
A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.
How many saws could a see-saw saw if a see-saw could saw saws?
Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.


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