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  • Level: Beginner
  • Type of resource: Listening activity
  • Language: Colloquial & Modern Standard Arabic
  • Theme: Arabic Sounds
  • Download: Visuals Set (PDF) 


Tongue twisters are fun little devices to practice pronouncing sounds. In this activity, you will learn about some popular Arabic tongue twisters which you can use to help improve your pronunciation of Arabic sounds

What’s a tongue twister?

A tongue-twister is basically a phrase that is designed to be difficult to articulate properly, and can be used as a type of spoken word game. Some tongue-twisters produce results which are humorous when they are mispronounced, while others simply rely on the confusion and mistakes of the speaker for their amusement value. For exampleShe sells sea-shells on the sea-shore.
The shells she sells are sea-shells, I’m sure.
For if she sells sea-shells on the sea-shore
Then I’m sure she sells sea-shore shells.Tongue Twister, Wikipedia


VISUALS SET | Arabic Tongue Twisters

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Download: Visuals Set (PDF)