Tongue-twisters 1-15

1. I scream, you scream,

We all scream for ice-cream.

scream – вопить

ice-cream – мороженое

2. I can think of six thin things,

Six thin things, can you?

Yes, I can think of six thin things

And of thick things, too.

thin – тонкий

thing – вещь, предмет

thick – толстый

3. Early to bed, early to rise

Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

early – рано

bed – кровать

rise – подниматься

make – делать

healthy – здоровый

wealthy – богатый

wise – мудрый

4. I have a jolly jumping Jack.

See, how well he jumps.

Up and down, from right to left

He jumps and jumps and jumps.

jolly – веселый
5. Yankee Doodle went to town

Riding on a pony.

He put a feather in his cap

And called it macaroni.

Yankee Doodle, doodle-do,

Yankee Doodle, dandy!

All the ladies think he’s sweet,

As sweet as sugar candy.

ride – ехать верхом

pony – пони

put – зд.вставлять

feather – перо

cap – кепка, шапочка

call – называть

macaroni – макароны

sweet – милый, сладкий

candy – зд.конфетка

6. Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall.

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses

And all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Шалтай-Болтай сидел на стене,

Шалтай-Болтай свалился во сне.

Вся королевская конница,

вся королевская рать,

Не может Шалтая, не может Болтая

Не может Шалтая-Болтая собрать.

7. A sailor went to sea. To sea?

What could he see?

And all he could see

Was sea, sea, sea.

sailor – моряк

sea – море

what – что

see – видеть

all – все

8. Betty Botta 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.’

So she bought a bit of butter

Better than her bitter butter.

And she put it in her batter.

And the batter was not bitter.

So t’was better Betty Botta

Bought a bit of better butter.

butter – масло

bitter – горький

batter – тесто

t’was = it was

9. A tutor who tooted a flute

Tried to tutor two tutors to toot.

Said the two to the tutor:

“Is it harder to toot

Or to tutor two tutors to toot?”

tutor – учитель

toot – играть на флейте

flute – флейта

tutor – учить

harder – тяжелее

10. A puppy took a piece of paper

out of Pete’s pocket.

puppy – щенок

piece – кусок

pocket – карман

11. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck,

if a woodchuck would chuck wood?

how much – сколько

wood – зд.дерево

would – бы

woodchuck – бурундук

chuck – есть, кушать

12. Ickle, pickle, huckle, buckle,

Shuckle in my shoe.

Mickle, muckle, nickle, nuckle -

Out go you.

13. Abracadabra, magic balm,

Hoootees feather, pixies palm.

Rubble, double, cuddle, bubble,

Now good-bye to pain and trouble.

abracadabra – заклинание, магическая формула

balm – бальзам, болеутоляющее средство

pixy – фея, эльф

palm – пальмовая ветвь

pain – боль

trouble – беда, неприятность

14. Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker’s man,

Bake me a cake as fast as you can.

Put it and prick it and mark it with “B”

Put it in the oven for baby and me.

pat – похлопывать, шлепать

cake – кекс, лепешка, пирожное

baker – булочник, пекарь

bake – печь

prick – (у)колоть, накалывать (узор), прокалывать

mark – ставить знак, маркировать, отмечать, обозначать

oven – духовой шкаф, духовка

15. Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie,

Kissed the girls and made them cry.

When the boys came out to play,

Georgie Porgie ran away!

pudding – пуддинг

pie – пирог

kiss – целовать

make – заставлять

cry – плакать

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