@Home Activity: Tongue Twisters
Tongue Twisters are a great tool to improve clarity of speech. Every actor should practice tongue twisters on a regular basis!
Goal: Practice and perform three different tongue twisters quickly and with clarity. Then record and post your perfected performance!
Find a space where you can make noise.
Choose three tongue twisters. You can find your own, or choose from the following. If you choose your own, you’re looking for similar or the same length of tongue twister.
We supply wristwatches for witchwatchers watching witches Washington wishes watched.
A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.
The two Tibble twins tied tiny twine to twelve teachers’ tipping trek tents.
Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran.
Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons—balancing them badly
Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
Practice your chosen tongue twisters. You are aiming for complete vocal clarity (no mistakes, crisp pronunciation, no mumbled words, no stumbles) in how you present them. You also want to present them quickly, and maintain the same vocal clarity.
When you’re ready, record your performance of your favorite of the tongue twisters and post it to our Facebook or Instagram page!
Adapted from an exercise from Theatrefolk.com.