When a doctor doctors a doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored or does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor as he wants to doctor?
Betty Botter had some butter, “But,” she said, “this butter's bitter. If I bake this bitter butter, it would make my batter bitter. But a bit of better butter – that would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter, better than her bitter butter, and she baked it in her batter, and the batter was not bitter. So 'twas better Betty Botter bought a bit of better butter.
I have a date at quarter to eight; I'll see you at the gate, so don't be late.
Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
I saw Susie sitting in a shoe shine shop.
The dear deer dashed downward, dipping diligently.
Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously
Swan swam over the sea; swim, swan, swim! Swan swam back again, well swum, swan!
A big black bug bit a a big black bear, made the big black bear bleed blood.
A good cook could cook as much cookies as a good cook who could cook cookies
Six socks sit in a sink, soaking in soapsuds.
Often when the 'g' sound is at the end of a sentence, it means we only use half (or less) of the sound. Here's a practice to make sure we can use those sounds with impunity!
The big goose goes wagging its tail while juggling grapes and grinning.
The beach ball catcher reaches for peaches for lunch.
The 'ch' sound often gets lost in the use of all the various words we use every day. When giving speeches it's important to make sure we emphasize these words in a good way.
The sound of 'z' comes through in a variety of ways and words. Recognizing the need to emphasize and articulate the 'z' no matter the form it comes from.
Zucchini cheesecake and cookies tease babies endlessly.
Enjoy this one!
Try to say this sentence aloud in a way that others can make sense of it:
The seaman sees seas that he hopes to seize.
Try to apply the emphasis in a way that it's not difficult to understand. Good Luck!
Playful puppies pounce around positively, purely, full of delight.
The Puh sound works the lips more than the tongue, so it's worth bringing into the practice routine on a reguar basis. All these sounds work together, and all these muscles do the same.
Simon the silly squirrel sat selling seal skin.
The s sound is one of the laziest. We use is a ton, it's included in a good number of the words that we use everyday. Because of that, it doesn't always get the love it should. Practice a few 's' warm ups to keep it sharp and ready for action.
Laura's little lamb loved lounging by the lizard in the low lying tree.
This week we are focused on the 'L' sound, which puts the tongue to the top of our mouths. Americans often get lazy with this noise, so practicing is a good way to keep it fresh and crisp.
Here's one of my favorites for working with intonation. Knowing where to put the emphasis and how to use the language you choose can really have a huge impact on your speech presentation. That's why this week is about emphasis. See if you can read the following sentence so that it makes sense:
"If two witches watched two watches, which witch would watch which watch?"
Now do it 3 times in a row, altering your intonation each time.
Often when these two sounds are in the same sentence they can get a little muddied. The parts of the tongue that create these sounds are not used to being used in succession a great deal, so it's a great one to practice.
Know Ned nightly kneads his knuckles. When Ned kneads his knuckles nightly, he knows nothing about nice niches nuzzling Ned's nervous knuckle kneading habit.