1.en.10 Poetry and pronunciation: Shel Silverstein and Andrew Bird

Spanish people usually pronounce the word comfortable wrongly

This is a very funny poem by Shel Silverstein, an American writer, called twistable turnable man. After reading it and singing it, I’m sure you’ll always pronounce COMFORTABLE correctly.

The you tube video will help you understand the poem. It is like  tongue twister. Do you know what a tongue twister is?

Let’s see if we can read it together. The words ending in “able” are highlighted in green

Now we can try to sing along

Did you manage to sing along?

Here follows another version, it is by Andrew Bird, a good musician who, on top of playing lots of musical instruments, is also a geat whistler. Can you whistle? We’ll make a contest some other day.


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