Tongue-twisters 16-30

16. She sells seashells on the sad seashore. seashell – морская ракушка

seashore – морской берег, морское побережье

17. This year, next year,

Sometime, never.

18. Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor,

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.

tinker – медник, жестянщик, ремесленник

tailor – портной

thief – вор, грабитель, похититель

19. Fee, fie, foe, fum,

I smell the blood of an Englishman.

fee – возмещение, плата, гонорар

fie – фу, тьфу!

foe – враг, противник, недруг

20. Well, I never!

Did you ever

See a monkey

Dressed in leather?

21. Eeny, meeny, miny, mo,

Catch a monkey by his toe,

If he hollers, let him go,

Eeny, meeny, miny, mo.

holler – амер. кричать, орать
22. Roses come, roses go,

Violets begin to blow,

Neither you nor I may know

Why they come or why they go.

23. There was a crooked man and he went a crooked mile,

He found a crooked sixpence against a crooked stile,

He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse,

And they all lived together in a little crooked house.

crooked (man) – сгорбленный

crooked (mile) – кривой, изогнутый

crooked (sixpence) – добытый нечестным путем

crooked (stile) – извращенный

stile – ступеньки для перехода через забор или стену; турникет

crooked (house) – искривленный

24. Goosey, goosey gander

Where shall I wander?

Upstairs and downstairs

And in my ladies chamber.

goosey – глупый, тупой человек

gander – глупец, простак

wander – бродить, странствовать

chamber – комната

25. There I met an old man

Who wouldn’t say his prayers.

I took him by the left leg

And threw him down the stairs.

prayer – молитва
26. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper.

A peck of pickled pepper, Peter Piper picked.

pick- собирать, срывать

peck – масса, множество

pickled – соленый, маринован-ный

pepper – перец

27. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper,

Where’s the peck of pickled pepper, Peter Piper picked?

28. Fire, fire, said Mrs. Dyer,

Where, where? said Mrs. Dare,

Up the town, said Mrs. Brown,

Any damage? asked Mrs. Gamage,

None at all, said Mrs. Hall.

29. This is the key of the kingdom,

In that kingdom there is a city,

In that city there is a town,

In that town there is a street,

In that street there is a lane,

In that lane there is a yard,

In that yard there is a house,

In that house there is a room,

In that room there is a bed.

On that bed there is a basket,

In that basket there are some flowers.

lane – узкая дорога, переулок
30. Flowers in basket,

Basket on the bed,

Bed in the room,

Room in the house,

House in the yard,

Yard in the lane,

Lane in the street,

Street in the town,

Town in the city,

City in the kingdom.

Of that kingdom this is the key.

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