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Tongue-twisters A literatura dentro da sala de aula

She sells sea shells on a sea shore, so the shells she sells are sure sea shore shells.

No ensino-aprendizagem de lngua estrangeira, o contato dos alunos com o folclore das culturas oriundas de pases falantes de lngua inglesa muito importante. De fato muitas crianas, e tambm alguns adultos sequer imaginam que as cantigas, jogos e outras atividades ministradas durante as aulas de ensino de lngua estrangeira so tambm uma forma de literatura. H uma grande quantidade de histrias, tradies e costumes provenientes de nossa infncia, transmitidas de gerao para gerao. O Tongue-twister, ou trava-lnguas como chamado na lngua portuguesa, tambm faz parte da cultura folclrica de diversos pases do mundo e nada mais do que uma frase ou texto escrito muito difcil de pronunciar corretamente. Muitos tongue-twisters so uma combinao de aliterao* e ritmo. Possuem duas ou trs seqncias de som, depois a mesma seqncia de sons com alguns deles trocados. Por exemplo: She sells sea shells on a sea shore, so the shells she sells are sure sea shore shells. *Aliterao Recurso de estilo do nvel fonolgico, que consiste na repetio de fonemas, como recurso para intensificao do ritmo, ou como efeito sonoro significativo. Exs.: "Galgam os gatos, guturais, gritando" - Antnio Feij, "Na messe, que enlourece, estremece a quermesse..." - Eugnio de Castro, etc.

Betty Botter had some butter, "But," she said, "this butter's bitter.

Veja a seguir alguns exemplos de tongue twisters. Veja se capaz de pratic-los! 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. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

Black bug bit a big black bear. But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit? A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back.

Ruby Rugby's brother bought and brought her back some rubber baby-buggy bumpers. A flea and a fly flew up in a flue. Said the flea, "Let us fly!" Said the fly, "Let us flee!" So they flew through a flaw in the flue. She sells sea shells by the sea shore. The shells she sells are surely seashells. So if she sells shells on the seashore, I'm sure she sells seashore shells. Black bug bit a big black bear. But where is the big black bear that the big black bug bit? A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the big bug back. A prtica dos tongue-twisters em sala de aula auxilia na ampliao do contedo lexical dos alunos, na desenvoltura da prtica oral, alm de ser muito divertido, claro!

Three witches watch three Swatch watches. Which witch watches which Swatch watch? Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? There was a fisherman named Fisher who fished for some fish in a fissure. Till a fish with a grin, pulled the fisherman in. Now they're fishing the fissure for Fisher. There those thousand thinkers were thinking how did the other three thieves go through. In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire hurricanes hardly ever happen (do filme "My Fair Lady") Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards How much wood could Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck, if Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood? If Chuck Woods' woodchuck could and would chuck wood, how much wood could and would Chuck Woods' woodchuck chuck? Chuck Woods' woodchuck would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as any woodchuck would, if a woodchuck could and would chuck wood Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday

Four furious friends fought for the phone. Green glass globes glow greenly. The great Greek grape growers grow great Greek grapes The big black bug bit the big black bear, but the big black bear bit the big black bug back! While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington's windows with warm washing water. She sells sea shells on the sea shore; The shells that she sells are sea shells I'm sure. So if she sells sea shells on the sea shore, I'm sure that the shells are sea shore shells. Round the ragged rocks, the ragged rascal ran

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If a noisy noise annoys an onion, an annoying noisy noise annoys an onion more! Please peel this peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. Surely Shirley shall sell Sheila's seashells by the seashore. Which witch wishes to switch a witch wristwatch for a Swiss wristwatch? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? The skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk. The butter Betty Botter bought could make her batter bitter, so she thought she'd better buy some better butter! Not many an anemone is enamored of an enemy anemone. Five fine Florida florists fried fresh flat flounder fish fillet. A three-toed tree toad loved a two-toed he-toad that lived in a too-tall tree. Red rubber baby buggy bumpers bounce. The sick sixth Sheik's sixth sheep's sick.

Oh no! An onion's annoyed!

The instinct of an extinct insect stinks. Growing gray goats graze great green grassy groves. Imagine managing the manger at an imaginary menagerie. Mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer. A cuckoo cookie cook called Cooper could cook cuckoo cookies.

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