Languages › English as a Second Language Tongue Twisters: Peter Piper Share Flipboard Email Print Kevin Fitzgerald/The Image Bank/Getty Images English as a Second Language Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated August 06, 2018 Tongue twisters are fun words games we use to challenge our pronunciation. As an English learner, you can use tongue twisters to help with pronunciation of certain sounds. Peter Piper Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked? Listen to the Peter Piper recording. Improving Your Pronunciation In this tongue twister, Peter Piper, you can work on your p's. The 'p' sound is voiceless and is similar to the 'b' sound which is voiced. The difference between the two sounds is that the 'p' does not use the voice. Practice the difference in these sounds with minimal pairs—words that only have a difference between the 'p' and 'b' sound. bob - popblob - plopbeg - pegpitch - bitchpeck - beck Feel the Sound Difference Place your hand on your throat and say 'pop' and you will feel no vibration. Place your hand on your throat and say 'bob' and you'll feel vibration. Use lots of breath to help you get the plosive 'p' sound strong. Pronounce your 'p' with a strong explosion of air through the lips.