This is the 8th video of Speak Global English series. There are all together 22 video in the series. In the eighth video, Hansen talks about how to improve your pronunciation with tongue twisters. Let's see what she has to say in this video.
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One of the best (and most enjoyable) ways to improve your pronunciation is by practicing tongue twisters. Really! It may just seem like play, but many stage actors, speakers and voice-over artists will agree that tongue twisters are powerful tools for warming up the muscles used for speech.
If you know that there's a certain sound that causes you trouble, find a tongue twister that can help you practice it.
For example, if you don't like the TH sound, and really, who does, give this tongue twister a try:
I'm thinking of 3,333 things.
Then of course, speed it up, and keep on going: I'm thinking of 3,333 things, I'm thinking of 3,333 things, I'm thinking of 3,333 things....
If you want to work on R and L, try a common Singapore street name - a colleague of mine learned this one from her taxi driver! River Valley Road
And faster: River Valley Road, River Valley Road, River Valley Road!
If it sounds like Liver Very Load... we've got a problem!
You can find more tongue twisters on her website: http://www.hansencommlab.com or just do a google search. There are some great tongue twister databases out there!