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Public Speaking Daily Challenge 012612

By December 17, 2011Blog, wod

Theophilus Thistler, the thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb.

The shrewd shrew sold Sarah seven sliver fish slices.

Sister Susie sat on the sea shore sewing shirts for sailors

Moses supposes his toeses are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously,
For nobody’s toeses are posies of roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be.

(Pronounce the word ‘toeses’ to rhyme with ‘Moses’.)

Diction Exercises for ‘B’ words:

Betty bought a bit of butter, but she found the butter bitter, so Betty bought a bit of better butter to make the bitter butter better.

Bill had a billboard.
Bill also had a board bill.
The board bill bored Bill,
So Bill sold his billboard
And paid his board bill.
Then the board bill
No longer bored Bill,
But though he had no board bill,
Neither did he have his billboard!

For ‘D’ words try:

Did Doug dig Dick’s garden or did Dick dig Doug’s garden?

Do drop in at the Dewdrop Inn

Diction Exercises for ‘F’ words:

Four furious friends fought for the phone

Five flippant Frenchmen fly from France for fashions

For ‘H’ words try:

How was Harry hastened so hurriedly from the hunt?

Diction Exercises for ‘J’ words:

James just jostled Jean gently.

Jack the jailbird jacked a jeep.

Diction Exercises for ‘K’ words:

Kiss her quick, kiss her quicker, kiss her quickest.

My cutlery cuts keenly and cleanly.

Diction Exercises for ‘L’ words:

Literally literary.

Larry sent the latter a letter later.

Lucy lingered, looking longingly for her lost lap-dog.

Diction Exercise for ‘N’ and ‘U’ sounds:

You know New York,
You need 
New York,
You know you need unique 
New York.

Diction Exercises for ‘P’ words:

Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
If Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?

Pearls, please, pretty Penelope,
Pretty Penelope, pretty Penelope,
Pearls, please, pretty Penelope,
Pretty Penelope Pring.

For ‘Q’ words:

Quick kiss. Quicker kiss. Quickest kiss.

Quickly, quickly, quickly, quickly, quickly…

For ‘R’ words:

Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.

Reading and writing are richly rewarding.

For ‘T’ words:

Ten tame tadpoles tucked tightly in a thin tall tin.

Two toads, totally tired, trying to trot to Tewkesbury.

For ‘V’ words:

Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.

Vera valued the valley violets.

And lastly, two especially for your tongue.

Red leather, yellow leather…

Red lorry, yellow lorry…

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