Tongue twisters are fun words games we use to challenge our pronunciation. As an English learner, you can use tongue twisters to help with pronunciation of certain sounds. In this tongue twister, Woodchuck, you can work on your 'w's. Round your lips and make a small gap between your teeth to make the 'w' sound.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck
if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
He would chuck, he would, as much as he could,
and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would
if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Listen to Woodchuck a number of times and then try it for yourself!
Improving Your Pronunciation
Woodcheck helps you practice 'w'. The 'w' sound is voiced and sometimes confused with the 'v' sound which is also voiced. The difference between the two sounds is that the 'w' uses rounded lips and 'v' is the voiced version of the voiceless 'f' sound. Practice the difference in these sounds with minimal pairs - words that only have a difference between the 'w' and 'v' sound.
wood - voodoo
why - vie
went - vent
whip - vip
Feel Voiced Sounds
Place your hand on your throat and say 'what' and you will feel a vibration for the 'w' sound. Place your hand on your throat and say 'pop' and you'll feel no vibration at all for the 'p' - a voiceless sound.
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