Italian tongue twisters and rhymes

Try some Italian with your class for the European Day of Languages

Europe Direct Durham

Can you challenge your pupils to pronounce these Italian tongue twisters ( audio versions of the tongue twisters available here)

Sopra la panca la capra campa sotto la panca la capra crepa
( over the bench the goat lives, under the bench the goat dies )

La capra campa

Apelle figlio di Apollo fece una palla di pelle di pollo, tutti I pesci vennero a galla per vedere la palla di pelle di pollo fatta da Apelle figlio di Apollo
( Apelle, Apollo’s son, made a ball from chicken skin, all the fish came to the surface to see the chicken skin ball made by Apelle, Apollo’s son)

Apelle figlio di Apollo

Trentatre trentini entrarono a Trento tutti e trentatre trotterellando
( thirty-three people from Trento entered Trento; all thirty-three trotting )

Trentatre trentini

– tigre contro tigre
( tiger against tiger)

Tigre contro tigre

-un limone, mezzo limone
due limoni, mezzo…

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