• Steve Etherington

Tongue Twisters

A tongue twister is a sentence that is difficult to pronounce. You may be familiar with the Japanese tongue twisters;

“Nama mugi, nama gome, nama tamagoe,” or

“Aki maki gami, Ki maki gami, aoi maki gami.”

Here are some examples of English tongue twisters, Try your best!

“She sells sea shells on the sea shore.”

“Peter Piper picked a piece of pickled pepper.”

“Unique New York.”

“I saw a kitten eating chicken in the kitchen.”

“Santa’s suit shrunk short.”

“There was a minimum of cinnamon in the aluminium pan.”


Steve Etherington is the head teacher at Stanton Eigo Gakuin (スタントン英語学院) in Takadanobaba, Tokyo. Steve has been teaching English in Japan for the last 5 years in elementary schools, junior high schools and eikaiwa.