Listening Practice

Listening and Pronunciation Practice: “ED” endings in English

January 21, 2015

Did you know that there are three ways to pronounce the “ed” ending in English? Mispronouncing the ending of words with “ed” is a common mistake that English learners make. Below is a short lesson on the pronunciations of “ed.” Listen to the recording as you read (click here to listen to the recording, or press “play” on the embedded link below).

https://soundcloud.com/cisl/pronunciation-of-ed-endings-in

If you see words whose meanings you do not know, make sure to use the iTeach.world app to find out the definitions.

Pronunciations of “ED” in English

1. “id” like in “painted” and “excited” and “wanted.”

This pronunciation is for words that end in the “d” or “t” sounds. Here are some more examples:

haunted, created, deserted, requested, admitted, started, parted

2. “t” like in “stopped” and “wrapped” and “watched”

This pronunciation is for words that end in f, k, p, s, ch, and sh. Here are some more examples:

laughed, talked, walked, kissed, missed, dumped, hatched, finished, wished

3. “d” like in “called” and “showed”

This pronunciation is for words that end in all other sounds other than the ones mentioned above. Here are some more examples:

dubbed, calmed, organized, ordered, lied, mined, swallowed, filmed, moved

Below is a list of words with “ed” endings. Take a look at this list. How would you pronounce the endings?

  • mopped
  • ironed
  • soaked
  • created
  • sewed
  • lined
  • kicked
  • smiled
  • folded
  • cried
  • laughed
  • dusted
  • turned
  • stretched

Did you guess correctly?

Remember these rules so that you pronounce the simple past and past participles of words that end in “ed” correctly.

Click here for another interactive lesson that includes a recording. Thanks for reading and listening!

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