English Conversation Group

English Conversation Group
A field trip to Lonsdale Quay wrapped up this year's English Conversation Group- but Shirley, Sue and Kelly, the volunteers for the free group that meets Monday mornings  to help folks work on improving their conversational English, will be raring to go in starting again on September 18.

An interesting game emerged as we walked along the sea discussing ways to improve the flow of words... making up tongue twisters!  We found that these repetitive sentences helped... and we all had a lot of fun!  Try these ones (some are easy and some are harder) and when you've mastered them all, make up some of your own!

A proper copper coffee pot

 

Floyd Flingle flipped flat flapjacks.

 

Around the rugged rocks, the ragged rascals ran.

 

Trina Tweety tripped two twittering twins under a twiggy tree.

 

A big black bug bit the big black bear, but the big black bear bit the big black bug back!

Green glass globes glow greenly.

 

How many cookies could a good cook cook  if a good cook could cook cookies? A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies.

 

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; a peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Seven slick slimy snails, slowly sliding southward.

 

 Betty bought some butter, but the butter Betty bought was bitter,
so Betty bought some better butter, and the better butter Betty bought was better than the bitter butter Betty bought before!

 

Mary Mac's mother's making Mary Mac marry me. My mother's making me marry Mary Mac. Will I always be so Merry when Mary's taking care of me? Will I always be so merry when I marry Mary Mac? 

 

I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.

 


Have a great summer everyone, and if you'd like to join us at the English conversation group in the fall, everyone is welcome!