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10 MIN Pronunciation Challenge [HARD!]

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This is the most challenging pronunciation practice I have created by far. I must admit, some of these drills were tricky for me too! But that’s exactly what made it so much fun! So if you’re up for a challenge, you HAVE to practice this with me.

My pronunciation drills will help you become more aware of your mouth, and build your confidence when using tricky sounds, sound combinations, and words.

Pronunciation confidence is my unique teaching technique that has helped thousands of my students, and the students who have used different Sprints daily say that it works like MAGIC and they share incredible results.

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Hey everyone. It’s Hadar. Thank you so much for joining me. Today I have for you the most challenging pronunciation practice yet. Are you ready? You and me. 10 minutes. Let’s get started.

Let’s begin with a warm up. ruh-wuh-luh. ruh-wuh-luh. Okay? Three sounds: R, W, L. Let’s do it four times in a row.

ruh-wuh-luh x4

Good. Take a deep breath in. Let’s continue.

Next stop. tuh-thuh-suh x4

Next. suh-zuh-juh x4

Next stop. puh-buh-muh. Again. puh-buh-muh x4

wuh-vuh-fuh. Four times. wuh-vuh-fuh x4

Short tongue twisters. Are you ready?

Toy boat. Five times. Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat, toy boat.

Next one. Truly rural. Truly rural, truly rural, truly rural, truly rural, truly rural.

Next. Hurry, Harry. Hurry, Harry. Hurry, Harry. Hurry, Harry. Hurry, Harry.

Next. Hear me roar. Hear me roar. Hear me roar. Hear me roar. Hear me roar. Hear me roar.

Strings and stripes. Strings and stripes, strings and stripes, strings and stripes, strings and stripes, strings and stripes.

Let’s try tricky words in a row. Ready? thistle throttle thimble. thistle throttle thimble. thistle throttle thimble.

Next stop. bible marble bubble. bible marble bubble. bible marble bubble. bible marble bubble.

little brittle whittle. little brittle whittle. little brittle whittle.

Next stop. giggle wiggle jiggle. giggle wiggle jiggle. giggle wiggle jiggle.

And now, let’s practice tricky clusters in a row. strips strain strike. strips strain strike. strips strain strike.

splendid splash split. splendid splash split. splendid splash split.

squares squad squeak. squares squad squeak. squares squad squeak.

scripts scramble screech. scripts scramble screech. scripts scramble screech.

Very good. Let’s try tricky clusters in sentences. Let’s say it slowly once, and then a little faster.

He ate the twelfth strudel on the counter. He ate the twelfth strudel on the counter. ate the. twelfth strudel. on the. He ate the twelfth strudel on the counter. He ate the twelfth strudel on the counter.

Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards. Six sleek. Six sleek. Six sleek. Swans swam. Swans swam swiftly southwards. Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards. Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.

They caught a brief glimpse of the man in the trenchcoat. They caught a brief glimpse of the man in the trenchcoat. They caught a brief glimpse of the man in the trenchcoat. trenchcoat. trenchcoat.

Minimal pairs in sentences. Ready? Her hair. Her hair. Her hair is certainly curly. Her hair is certainly curly. Her hair is certainly curly.

guess – gas. guess – gas. Guess where the gas station is. Guess where the gas station is. Guess where the gas station is.

least – list. least – list. At the very least, show me the list. At the very least, show me the list. At the very least, show me the list.

Luke – look. Luke – look. Hey Luke, look at me. Hey Luke, look at me. Hey Luke, look at me.

go – goal. go – goal. Go and pursue your goal. Go and pursue your goal. Go and pursue your goal.

Tricky words in sentences. Check your rearview mirror. Check your rearview mirror. mirror. rearview. your. Check your rearview mirror. Check your rearview mirror. Hey, check your rearview mirror.

Next stop. It’s not my lawyer’s role. It’s not my lawyer’s role. lawyer’s role. lawyer’s role. lawyer’s role. lawyer’s role. It’s not my lawyer’s role.

It really reflects your strengths. It really reflects your strengths. It really reflects your strengths. It really reflects your strengths.

Rory has a quirky sense of humor. Rory has a quirky sense of humor. quirky. sense of humor. Rory has a quirky sense of humor. Rory has a quirky sense of humor.

He’s going through a withdrawal period. He’s going through a withdrawal period. He’s going through a withdrawal period. withdrawal period. withdrawal period. withdrawal period. withdrawal period. He’s going through a withdrawal period.

There’s a corkscrew in the drawer. There’s a corkscrew in the drawer. There’s a corkscrew in the drawer. Don’t worry, there’s a corkscrew in the drawer. in the drawer. in the drawer. in the drawer. There’s a corkscrew in the drawer.

They practiced witchcraft in my birthplace. They practiced witchcraft in my birthplace. They practiced witchcraft in my birthplace.

And finally, a tongue killer. Let me read it first.

If you must cross a coarse cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully. Okay, let’s do it again from the beginning.

If you must cross a coarse cross cow

across a crowded cow crossing

cross the cross coarse cow

across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

If you must cross a coarse cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.

Massage your jaw, my friends. Relax, roll your shoulders back. You did well. You did well. Hum.

Relax the jaw. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out.

Okay, that’s it. If you’d like to practice it more, I’ve prepared for you a PDF with all the twisters and challenges and clusters, so you can click the link below and download it. Because if you can see it and practice it every day, imagine what could happen to your tongue. It can be like a superstar, superstar tongue.

Is there a, like a gold medal for pronunciation, like Olympics, pronunciation Olympics? Because I think we should be there, right?

On a scale of 1 to 10, how challenging was it? 1 – easy peasy, 10 – I got to go put ice on my tongue. Okay? So, let me know when the comments below – 1 through 10. Good. And if you want the script with all these twisters and clusters and words and phrases, then you can click the link below and get the script of this video, so you can practice it every day. And then we can all go to the pronunciation Olympics one day, and win the gold medal. Gold medal. Gold medal.

Thank you so much for watching. And I’ll see you next week in the next video. Bye.

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17 Responses

  1. Wow i really loved this pronunciation challenge, it was so tricky for from time to time but not so much at all. Only i have some problems with the vowels pronunciation, i love practicing with you this pronunciation challenges and keep doing them, please ??they’re amazing. I just signed up for receiving more of them. I’m thrilled with my progress with you, you encourage mw every single day in order to keep Going and not give up, thank you dear???

  2. Your video is awesome, I have missed a lot for the past years and I am ready to catch up. Thank a lot for tireless effort.

  3. Oh Hadar, You make laughing so much. You are very funny and an excellent teacher. This lesson was incredible. Difficult to me ? Very maybe 5 to 10.

  4. Hi Hadar!

    It was actually good fun and challenging, my scale was 3. Thank you for putting a lot of energy into this video.

  5. Thank you !
    I feel, you are showing here in these exercises that speech can mesmerize the speaker. Maybe, If I repeat the exercises unlimited I could reach the state of alert self-hypnosis. That could be a perfect way of installing new accent, rhythm and melody patterns. (In case of having a normal, healthy vocal apparatus.) Laszlo

  6. This is pretty amazing. I love you teaching style. It makes learning easy and very doable. Thank you so much!

  7. Hi Hadar,
    even if I love tonguetwisters, even if I’ve done your Sprint master and I’m proud active Beyonder, it was freaky hard but awesome. I’ve enjoyed it much. And it was 9-10 (you know, I already know few of that tonguetwisters, but the last one was really devilish :-)). Thank you .

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