Dictogloss Tongue Twister is a fun warmer/cooler that can be used with young learners, teens and even adults. During Dictogloss Tongue Twister, students listen to the teacher saying a tongue twister. Then, students must rewrite the tongue twister and later, in pairs/groups, use their notes to recreate the full tongue twister. Later, students can practice saying the tongue twister.
Dictogloss is a teaching technique developed for teaching grammar which involves students collaborating in groups or pairs to reconstruct in writing a text they have heard read aloud several times. This activity promotes students working together and is a great way to practice listening skills as well as writing.
Aim: To practice listening and pronunciation
Level: Young learners, teens and adults (Lower intermediate +)
- Tell students a tongue twister. After have them try and write what they remember.
- Say the tongue twister one more time and give students some time to write what else they can remember.
- In pairs, students use their notes to try and recreate the complete tongue twister.
- See which pair of students is able to recreate the tongue twister.
You can use the following tongue twisters with your students.