Clarity is the hallmark of a good speaker. Better articulation results in better understanding. More often as not, the message is lost in pronouncing and accent barriers. The content and the significance are lost in misunderstanding. Sounds are shaped by various articulatory organs whose proper coordination makes one speak in a lucid manner. Therefore, articulation exercises are very necessary as they hone the verbal communication exercises. Practicing the articulation exercises regularly will make you more understandable to your audience. Good articulation always has an impact on the listeners. Articulation is often the thin line, which divides a speaker from an orator. However, since everyone is not blessed with a coherent speech, articulation exercises will make him or her a clear speaker. Speech imperfection does not only result from speech impediment, as most people, because of language and cultural differences fail to speak with clarity. Read the article below to know more on how you can straighten your voice, and speak smoothly, through these articulation exercises.
Types Of Articulation Exercises
Articulation exercises must be spoken slowly and carefully and must be practiced regularly without fail. Gradually repeat faster till a level of clarity and lucidity is reached. Regular practice will strengthen the articulatory organs by developing the face and body muscles. The reading should be done aloud.
Articulation For ‘D’ Type Words:
Did Doug dig Dick's garden or did Dick dig Doug's garden?
Articulation For ‘S’ Type Words:
Moses supposes his toes are roses,
But Moses supposes erroneously,
For nobody’s toes are posies of roses,
As Moses supposes his toes to be.
Articulation For ‘B’ Type Words:
Bill had a billboard.
Bill also had a board bill.
The board bill bored Bill,
So Bill sold his billboard
And paid his board bill.
Then the board bill
No longer bored Bill,
But though he had no board bill,
Neither did he have his billboard!
Articulation For ‘F’ Type Words:
Four furious friends fought for the phone
Articulation For ‘H’ Type Words:
How was Harry hastened so hurriedly from the hunt?
Articulation For ‘J’ Type Words:
Jack the jailbird jacked a jeep.
Articulation For ‘K’ Type Words:
My cutlery cuts keenly and cleanly.
Articulation For ‘N’ And ‘U’ Type Words:
You know New York,
You need New York,
You know you need unique New York.
Articulation For ‘P’ Type Words:
Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
If Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers that Peter Piper picked?
Articulation For ‘L’ Type Words:
Larry sent the latter a letter later
Articulation For ‘Q’ Type Words:
Quick kiss. Quicker kiss. Quickest kiss.
Articulation Of ‘V’ Type Words:
Vincent vowed vengeance very vehemently.
Articulation For ‘R’ Type Words:
Round the rugged rocks the ragged rascal ran.
Articulation For ‘T’ Type Words:
Ten tame tadpoles tucked tightly in a thin tall tin.