Here are some fairly simple English tongue-twisters for a bit of fun pronunciation practice:

She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore, and the shells she sells are sea-shells, I'm sure.

Which wicked witch wished which wicked wish?

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.

The sixth's sheikh's sixth sheep's sick.

Betty bought a bit of butter, but the butter Betty bought was bitter, so she bought a bit of better butter.

Red lorry, yellow lorry. Red lorry, yellow lorry.

A box of biscuits, a box of mixed biscuits.

New York's unique, New York's unique!

A big black bug bit a big black bear.

Sam's shop sells short spotted socks.

Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?

The two-twenty-two train tore through the tunnel.

The swan swam over the sea, swim, swan, swim! The swan swam back again; well swum, swan!

Mrs Smith's Fish and Chip shop sells freshly-fried fresh fish.

Five fat frogs flying past fast.

We'll surely see the sun shine soon.

While we were walking, we were watching window-washers wash Washington's windows with warm washing water.

Truly rural

Red lorry, yellow lorry

Around the ragged rocks the ragged rascal ran

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