Word Endings Practice A – #79290

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Word Endings Practice A – #79290

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english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Past tense: the different sounds of “ed” and the rules (“ed” is pronounced as /ɪd/ with an extra syllable after /t/ or /d/; “ed” is pronounced /d/ after voiced sounds; “ed” is pronounced /t/ after unvoiced sounds).

Listen to and repeat these words. Put your hand over your throat and feel the vibration for voiced sounds and no vibration for unvoiced sounds:

/ɪd/ (words end in t or d)
Needed
Wanted
Suggested
Added
Depended
Visited

/d/ (words end in a voiced sound)
Grabbed
Arrived
Breathed
Bored
Ruined
Showed

/t/ (words end in a voiceless sound)
Searched
Watched
Passed
Danced
Washed
Matched

english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Listen to and repeat the present and past tense forms of these words. The syllable total is written after each word.

  1. “ed” with the /t/ sound
    dance (1) / danced (1)
    search (1) / searched (1)
     
  2. “ed” with the /d/ sound
    play (1) / played (1)
    learn (1) / learned (1)
     
  3. “ed” with the /ɪd/ sound
    Need (1) / needed (2)
    Suggest (2) / suggested (3)
english pronunciation practicePRACTICE

Listen to and repeat the following words. Is it /t/, /d/ or /ɪd/?

  1. commented     (ɪd)
  2. turned           (d)
  3. hated           (ɪd)
  4. kicked           (t)
  5. pushed           (t)
  6. used             (d)
  7. answered       (d)
  8. talked           (t)

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