S SH tongue twisters
Refine your student’s pronunciation with these S SH tongue twisters. They also make for an amusing warm-up or cooler activity in any class.
It is also a good chance to teach some new vocabulary, these are the most difficult words – shine, stock, spotted, shipshape, swordfish, slit, slitter, seriously, sew, shrink, shrank, shrunk, slippery, and suds.
Tongue twisters using the S and SH sounds
Here are the S SH tongue twisters. The first 13 are on the free printable worksheet above.
1 – I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshine shop. Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.
2 – Sam’s shop stocks short spotted socks.
3 – She sells seashells on the seashore. The seashells she sells are seashells she is sure.
4 – Sure, sir, the ship’s sure shipshape, sir.
5 – No shark shares swordfish steak.
6 – How many sheets could a sheet slitter slit if a sheet slitter could slit sheets?
7 – Miss Smith’s fish-sauce shop seldom sells shellfish.
8 – Sara saw a sash shop full of showy, shiny sashes.
9 – She sewed shirts seriously.
10- She says she shall sew a sheet.
11- Santa’s Short Suit Shrunk.
12- Slippery seals slipping silently ashore.
13- His shirt soon shrank in the suds.
14- Sheila is selling her shop at the seashore. For shops at the seashore are so sure to lose. And she’s not so sure of what she should be selling.
15- Should Sheila sell seashells or should she sell shoes?
16- Susan’s sock shop has surely stopped selling.
17- Silly Sally swiftly shooed seven silly sheep. The seven silly sheep Silly Sally shooed shilly-shallied south.
18- “Surely Sylvia swims!” shrieked Sammy surprised. “Someone should show Sylvia some strokes so she shall not sink.”
19- Shoe section, shoe section, shoe section, …
20- Sherman shops at cheap chop suey shops.
21- Selfish sharks sell shut shellfish.
22- She saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure she saw Sherif’s shoes on the sofa?
23- She slits the sheet she sits on.
24- She had shoulder surgery.
25- Say this sharply, say this sweetly. Say this shortly, say this softly. Say this sixteen times in succession.
26- If Stu chews shoes, should Stu choose the shoes he chews?
27- Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop.
28- Shy Shelly says she shall sew sheets.
29- Sarah sitting in her Chevrolet, All she does is sits and shifts,