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10 Tip Top Troubling Tongue Twisters

Tongue Twisters are a fun way of practicing your pronunciation and experimenting with different words. These ten tip top troubling tongue twisters are sure to mix up your mouth!
1. Seventy-seven benevolent elephants.
2. She had shoulder surgery.
3. She sees cheese.
4. One smart fellow, he felt smart. Two smart fellows, they felt smart.
Three smart fellows, they

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The Use of Hyperbole

Hyperbole /hʌɪˈpəːbəli/ – over exaggerating a statement to emphasise the meaning and purpose of it.

Examples of hyperbole:

“I’ve told you a thousand times.” – this person most likely hasn’t told them one thousand times, but it is used to give a sense of urgency due to the receiver not doing what

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12 Commonly Used British Colloquialisms

Here are some great examples of commonly used British colloquialisms/slang that are used all over England:

Chuffed – Proud
“He was chuffed to win the race.”
Fortnight – 2 weeks
“I will see you in a fortnight.”
Tad – a little bit
“She was just a tad smaller than her friend.”
Chap – Male or friend
“He is a

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