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70 tongue twisters anglais pour améliorer votre prononciation

English tongue twisters : les meilleurs virelangues en anglais

Vous trouverez dans cette fiche une sélection de 70 tongue twisters, des plus faciles aux plus alambiqués, pour devenir un pro de l’articulation en anglais !

Pour améliorer votre prononciation en anglais, rien de tel que de mettre votre appareil phonatoire à rude épreuve ! Pour ce faire, il existe une solution aussi cocasse qu’efficace. Votre langue a sans doute déjà fourché sur “les chaussettes de l’archiduchesse...” ou “un chasseur sachant chasser…”, mais avez-vous testé cet exercice en anglais ?

C’est ce que nous vous proposons de faire avec ces tongue twisters, ou virelangues en français, autrement dit des phrases difficiles à prononcer, dotées d’un aspect ludique pour améliorer son anglais en s’amusant. Au programme : un peu de charabia, quelques moments d’énervement, du rire, et surtout une prononciation anglaise à toute épreuve !


Virelangues anglais : 36 tongue twisters niveau facile 

Pour vous échauffer, voici quelques tongue twisters pour débutants ! Vous êtes parvenu à les lire sans balbutier dès la première fois ? Essayez de les répéter plusieurs fois d’affilée…


  1. Red lorry, yellow lorry.
  2. Daddy Draws Doors.
  3. Twelve twins twirled twelve twigs.
  4. Three free throws.
  5. Black back bat.
  6. A happy hippo hopped and hiccupped.
  7. Shut up the shutters and sit in the shop
  8. She sees cheese.
  9. Black background, brown background
  10. Which witch is which? Green glass globes glow greenly.
  11. The peppy puppy the prince presented the princess produced piles of poop in the palace.
  12. Friendly fleas and fireflies.
  13. Irish wrist watch
  14. Seventy-seven benevolent elephants
  15. Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
  16. Eddie edited it.
  17. Scissors sizzle, thistles sizzle.
  18. Cooks cook cupcakes quickly.
  19. A snake sneaks to seek a snack.
  20. Fred fed Ted bread and Ted fed Fred bread.
  21. Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear. Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair. Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn’t very fuzzy, was he?
  22. Truly rural.
  23. Six sleek swans swam swiftly southwards.
  24. Betty’s big bunny bobbled by the blueberry bush.
  25. Eleven benevolent elephants.
  26. Blue bluebird.
  27. Frivolously fanciful Fannie fried fresh fish furiously
  28. If a dog chews shoes, whose shoes does he choose?
  29. Really leery, rarely Larry.
  30. Willy’s real rear wheel.
  31. Specific Pacific.
  32. Six sticky skeletons.
  33. Rubber baby buggy bumpers.
  34. Six Czech cricket critics.
  35. Drew Dodd's dad's dog's dead
  36. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

Tongue twisters anglais : virelangues niveau moyen

Ces premiers virelangues en anglais vous ont paru faciles ? Préparez-vous à passer aux choses sérieuses avec ces quelques tongue twisters pour le moins épineux !

  1. While we were walking, we were watching window washers wash Washington’s windows with warm washing water.
  2. Near an ear, a nearer ear, a nearly eerie ear.
  3. How can a clam cram in a clean cream can ?
  4. A big bug bit the little beetle but the little beetle bit the bick bug back.
  5. A loyal warrior will rarely worry why we rule.
  6. Birdie birdie in the sky laid a turdie in my eye.

          If cows could fly I’d have a cow pie in my eye.

  1. A pessimistic pest exists amidst us.
  2. 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
  3. She saw Sharif's shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif's shoes she saw?
  4. To begin to toboggan first buy a toboggan, but don't buy too big a toboggan. Too big a toboggan is too big a toboggan to buy to begin to toboggan.
  5. The chic Sikh's sixty-sixth sheep is sick
  6. Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
  7. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood? He would chuck, he would, as much as he could, and chuck as much wood as a woodchuck would if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
  8. Betty Botter bought some butter but, said she, 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 bitter batter better.
    So she bought some better butter, better than the bitter butter,
    put it in her bitter batter, made her bitter batter better.
    So it was better Betty Botter bought some better butter.
  9. She sells seashells on the seashore.
    The shells she sells are seashells, I’m sure.
    And if she sells seashells on the seashore,
    Then I’m sure she sells seashore shells.
  10. I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slitted sheet I sit.
  11. How much ground would a groundhog hog, if a groundhog could hog ground? A groundhog would hog all the ground he could hog, if a groundhog could hog ground.

Tongue twisters en anglais : niveau difficile

Si vous êtes arrivé jusqu’ici, ne vous arrêtez pas en si bon chemin ! Pour les plus courageux qui souhaitent dompter la prononciation anglaise dans ce qu’elle peut avoir de plus délicat, voici 17 derniers virelangues parmi les plus difficiles :

  1. The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
  2. Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
  3. I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won't wish the wish you wish to wish.
  4. There was a writer called Wright, he taught his son to write Wright right:"It's not right to write Wright 'Rite', please try to write Wright right!"
  5. Brisk brave brigadiers brandished broad bright blades, blunderbusses, and bludgeons — balancing them badly.
  6. Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager managing an imaginary menagerie.
  7. Round the rough and rugged rock the ragged rascal rudely ran.
  8. She sells seashells by the seashore.
  9. Send toast to ten tense stout saints’ ten tall tents.
  10. Rory the warrior and Roger the worrier were reared wrongly in a rural brewery.
  11. Thirty-three thirsty, thundering thoroughbreds thumped Mr. Thurber on Thursday.
  12. Which wristwatches are Swiss wristwatches?
  13. Can you can a canned can into an uncanned can like a canner can can a canned can into an uncanned can?
  14. Ingenious iguanas improvising an intricate impromptu on impossibly-impractical instruments.
  15. If you must cross a course cross cow across a crowded cow crossing, cross the cross coarse cow across the crowded cow crossing carefully.
  16. To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
    A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
  17. A skunk sat on a stump and thunk the stump stunk, but the stump thunk the skunk stunk.

Cet exercice de prononciation de virelangues vous a plu ? Continuez votre progression en découvrant 14 mots difficiles à prononcer en anglais !