The latest task that we needed to complete was a tongue twister task. We were asked to find two tongue twisters for each group and present it in class as best and as perfectly as we are able to. The two tongue twisters that my group chose are as follows:
1. I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
2. How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol hordes got bored?
In my opinion, the first tongue twister was the harder one as we had to switch between the SH sound and the S sound. In phonetics, S is a voiceless "s" sound while SH is a voiced "ʃ" sound. The switch between these two sounds require concentration and good articulation. My group members and I practiced the tongue twisters quite a number of times and we managed to say them by putting in a melody or rhythm to them. Also, we used a method called "chunking", which is breaking up the sentences to manageable chunks so that it will be easier to pronounce the words properly. All in all, we did a good job saying the tongue twisters and teaching it to our friends and we enjoyed ourselves.