Brian Salter's Broadcasts:
Chinese E-by-R - Tongue Twisters

 

Some people might have noticed that just occasionally I tend to speak a little on the fast side.

OK, I know, I know. But it's all a hang over from my childhood. With two brothers competing for attention, and being told to shut up all the time, I tended to speak faster and faster to get out what I wanted to say until I was forceably shut up!

One of the positive things from it, though, is that I am pretty good on occasion at tongue twisters - as the BBC's Chinese Service discovered in the Autumn of 1977 when they asked me if I could take part in one of their English lessons, known as English By Radio, or ExR.