Trava-Línguas em inglês: as pronúncias do B, S e TH

RepeatHi, this is Jason Bermingham—with a bit of a cold this week! Today we continue our study of tongue-twisters with three short warm-up exercises taken from the book Voiceovers: Techniques and Tactics for Success by author and voice-over artist Janet Wilcox.

The first warm-up will help you with the b sound, the second with the s sound, and the third with the th sound.

Make sure you click on the audio link and follow along. You should repeat each line after me.

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Let’s start with the b sound.

Big black bears

Bake brownies while breathing

Back black smoke

Good. Now let’s work on the s sound

Snakes smile so sweetly

When they see shiny

Snails sitting on the


OK. Finally, let’s work on the th sound.

Thank Theodore for

Those thatched roofs and

Thick thistles without thorns

Thorns, Thaddeus

I’m Jason Bermingham on English Experts. We’ll have more tongue-twisters next week.


Jason Bermingham

Jason Bermingham já gravou locuções em inglês para a Samsung, Itaú, Banco Real, TV Cultura, MTV International, São Paulo Turismo, Oxford University Press e CNA, entre outros. Ele empresta a sua voz aos tweets diários da revista SpeakUp.

17 comentários

  • 20/10/09  
    Larissa diz: 1

    Hello Friends!
    I would like to know if somebody knows something about children language?

  • 20/10/09  
    Volnei Bopsim diz: 2

    Gostaria de saber se existe um site que de para aprender inglês alem desse

  • 20/10/09  
    Iracema Improta diz: 3

    Your voice is so beautiful and clear. Thank you for this exercise. I like it a lot!
    Get better. ^^

  • 21/10/09  
    João B. L. Ghizoni diz: 4

    Jason, one more of your magnificent posts! I was going to praise your voice, but somebody has already done it! It’s just great to hear it! Yes, I know you’re a professional, but who said a professional doesn’t need/like to be praised? Keep it up!

  • 21/10/09  
    Liudmila diz: 5

    I like this exercise plaese put more things for next week

  • 21/10/09  
    maria Alice Rodrigues de Gusmão diz: 6

    Tambem gostei muito das dicas,mais ainda tenho duvidas se tem duas formas de fonemas do ”th”.Gostaria se fosse possivel uma explicação.Obrigada

  • 22/10/09  
    André diz: 7

    Jason, thank you so much for more this lesson. Regards!

  • 24/10/09  
    Alisson diz: 8

    The best site for learn true english.I feel me very happy with this. Congratulations for your wonderful work..I like you and the English ..of course…So long!!!!!

  • 24/10/09  
    Susana diz: 9

    This was more easy to pronunce than others articles.

    Very good.

  • 27/10/09  
    marcus diz: 10

    I’m starting tutoring now and I found this site. I liked it a lot! both the voice of the technique. I hope I can consult this site every day. Thank you!

  • 07/11/09  
    Jesse diz: 11

    Gostei do site,pra mim que estou inciando o idioma. Good

  • 24/11/09  
    Renan Andrade diz: 12

    cara, show de bola esse quadro do programa English Experts!! ;)

  • 22/12/09  
    Paulo diz: 13

    Hello for everybody, the lessons are very nice, keep well.

  • 19/01/10  
    Eduardo diz: 14

    gostei muito desse site, e quero falar inglês o mais rapido que eu puder.

  • 23/02/10  
    Marcus diz: 15

    Jason, your accent is very good ! Congratulations! Your blog is terrific ! So, I’m English teacher and I need your tongue twister – Woodchuck, how can I get it ? Thank you for attention ! ;)

  • 11/05/10  
    Beatriz diz: 16

    Please , I would like to record this tonge twisters
    to practice during may jogging , how can I do that.