Do you get bored easily while studying English? Do you want to have fun and learn at the same time? Well, then these word games are will be your best friends from now on!
It sounds weird, doesn’t it? Yes, using a game will help you learn English. You can do it with a tongue twister or fun phrases that can be challenging and make you have fun at the same time.
Whether you memorize them or even practice them, you are indirectly learning English, and if you understand their meaning and context, you would truly achieve a native speaking structure from the language. With this post, we will help with this task: mastering word games in English. Good luck…
Games focused on pronunciation:
When words rhyme or when their pronunciation is fun, you can almost feel that you are playing. Those are the type of phrases we are refering to when we tell you that pronunciation can be a fun way to learn English.
To have a better understanding of what we are talking about, we will show you some of those phrases:
- What’s a dear with no eye
No eye-deer 😂
- Three tomatoes are walking down the street. One of them is lagging behind. One of the tomatoes in front gets mad, goes over to the one in the back, stamps on him and says. Catch up! 🍅🔫
- Pampered cows produced spoilt milk 😳 (with this type of sentence we are using different verbal times and at the same time, we are learning how to pronunce them).
- Want to hear a pizza joke? Never mind! It is too cheesy 🧀 (this kind of joke is also called a pun, and it basically means that we use the language itself to create a joke).
- I wrote a song about a tortilla. Actually, is more than a wrap 🌯 (some puns use certain words like wrap, that references the tortilla itself but in an English context).
- How Does NASA organize a party? They plan-et 🌎In this joke, we can see that the focus is on the word planet which can be used with the part of the word: plan, and the et (which can sound like it) to make a joke with the pronunciation.
- You should learn sign language. It is very handy 👐 (this joke is also focused as a pun with the wordplay on handy).
- What kind of shoes do a ninja wear? Sneakers
Tongue twisters are also an option when it comes to learning the language:
This part is a bit more complicated than wordplay and puns. Tongue twisters as phrases constructed to be hard to pronounce, and they help you to improve your pronunciation, diction, your concentration, and even mental ability.
The good news is that you will get the chance to practice them, learn them, and even have fun repeating them until you get them right.
Without further ado, we present a list of the most common tongue-twisters👅 that you can find in English.
- Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop
- Fresh fried fish,
Fish fresh fried,
Fried fish fresh,
Fish fried fresh.
- While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
- 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?
- Betty Botter bought some butter
But she said the butter’s bitter,
“If I put it in my batter
It will make my batter bitter,
But a bit of better butter
Will make my batter better.
The most fun aspect of these word games is that they necessarily do not make logical sense, instead, they help you to train your pronunciation, to recognize sounds, and to even associate signs, and if you are curious enough, you may find different meaning that some of the words may have (a very common quality in English).
Practice these word games so you can improve your pronunciation and give your vocabulary a boost! If you have any more questions then you can contact us, and we will gladly guide you and support you with anything you need. Take your English to the next level with B1B2. Good luck!