Tongue twisters with W
Here are some silly tongue twisters that use the W sound. Have fun with them and see how well your students can read them aloud! Get the class to read them several times over and as fast as possible, this always brings a lot of laughter.
To pronounce the W sound you first need to make your lips hard and round. This sound is voiced which means that you make the sound with your voice (in your throat), Push the sound over your tongue which should be raised and at the back of your mouth. As the sound comes out you relax your lips.
The tongue twisters with W are –
Wetter weather never weathered wetter weather better.
When walking in Wyoming, watch wild wasps.
Wally Winkle wriggles his white, wrinkled wig.
Was wheat what we wanted?
We want waffles when we wake.
Which is the witch that wished the wicked wish?
Wayne went to Wales to watch walruses.
A white walrus will wish for warm water.
Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
Why may we melee, when we may waylay?
Weeping Winnie wails wildly.
We saw a wood saw.
We’re real rear wheels.
Willie’s really weary.
I wish to wash my watch.
Will you, William?
Wednesday’s wild windy weather was woeful.
We were welcomed to the weekend wedding.
I wish I were what I was when I wished I were what I am.
The wild wind whipped Whit from the wharf.
Wally wanted water but Wilma wanted whiskey.
Who washed Washington’s white woollen underwear when Washington’s washerwoman went west?
Wood said he would carry the wood through the wood. And if Wood said he would. Wood would.
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.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash windows with warm washing water.
Wise wives whistle while weaving white waistcoats.
If two witches would watch two watches, which witch would watch which watch?
Woollen vests for wailing wolves are worn in the wet woodlands.
We want the World Wide Web to work well worldwide.
Wire welding was once wanted in Warsaw.
Walter wades in water while Winfred watches waterfalls.
Weeping willows wilt in wet weather winters.
A nature watcher watches wolves when wombats walk wide-eyed.
We worry when wombats wobble westwards.
Weird white whales will wander west in winter waters.
Wally wants to woo and wed a wealthy woman with watchdogs.
When we win we will whistle wildly.
Why waste wax when Wanda wants a wedge?
If you had fun with the tongue twisters with W, you will find more of these tongue twisters with different sounds in the pronunciation category.
There are the R and W minimal pairs and picture cards for other W sound activities.
Another great class activity is to get your students to create their very own tongue twisters. The alliteration worksheets are perfect to start out on this.