Tongue Twister as a Technique to Help Students Solve Their Difficulties in Pronouncing /s/, /∫/ at Junior High School

Nurhasanah Nurhasanah(1*), Yetty Zainil(2),

(1) Universitas Negeri Padang
(2) Universitas Negeri Padang
(*) Corresponding Author




Abstract

Abstract

This paper is aimed at describing the use of ‘Tongue Twister’ to improve students’ pronunciation of /s/ and /∫/ consonants at junior high school students. This technique is applied to help junior high school to pronounce words that have similar sounds. This technique enables students to solve the problem by using tongue twister sentence given to them. ‘Tongue Twister’ allows students to practice the sentence repeatedly and to determine the appropriate sounds to each word.


Keywords

Pronunciation, Pronouncing /s/ and /∫/, Tongue Twister, Junior High School

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