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Level 7 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Is he the One?
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  2. Lesson 2 | I Love Shepherd's Pie
    7 Temas
    |
    2 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | What are you going to do?
    7 Temas
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    6 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | You have been working too much
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Eating Out
    5 Temas
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    2 Cuestionarios
  6. Lesson 6 | Job search
    7 Temas
  7. Lesson 7 | Consumer society
    7 Temas
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    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | ARTICLES
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Obligations, suggestions, and prohibitions
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  10. Lesson 10 | Money
    5 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  11. Lesson 11 | Ability and Possibility
    7 Temas
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    3 Cuestionarios
  12. Lesson 12 | EVERYONE WAS BORED!
    7 Temas
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    5 Cuestionarios
  13. Lesson 13 | Old Me, New Me
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  14. Lesson 14 | He had rehearsed it all…
    7 Temas
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    4 Cuestionarios
  15. Lesson 15 | Let’s Get Sporty!
    6 Temas
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    5 Cuestionarios
  16. Lesson 16 | Narrative - A family trip
    5 Temas
Lección 12, Tema 2
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Lesson 12 – Step 2 – Pronunciation ED at the end

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Goal

We are going to work on a very important point of pronunciation. How to pronounce ED- verbs. This is vital for the English to understand you. It may seem complicated, but it is not, and it is worth the effort. You will enjoy it in the end.


How to pronounce verbs ended in -ED

There are only three ways to pronounce ED at the end of a verb. And none is /ed/!

As shown in the box below, depending on the ending of the root verb it is either /id/, /t/ or /d/

/id//t/ /d/
Verbs ending in sounds /t/ or /d/Verbs ending in voiceless consonants: /p/, /k/, /tʃ/, /s/, etcVerbs ending in vowel sounds or voiced consonants:/b/, /g/, /tʒ/, /z/, etc
wanted 
blinded
worked
watched
played
grabbed

Let’s apply it:

 Listen carefully to the pronunciation of each word below and how it applies to the box. Repeat after the voice.

  • /id/

  • wanted

  • needed

  • /t/

  • helped

  • looked

  • washed

  • watched

  • laughed

  • kissed

  • danced

  • fixed

  • /d/

  • cleaned

  • offered

  • damaged

  • loved

  • used

  • followed

  • enjoyed

  • grabbed

  • played

Conclusion

Have you finished? Let’s go to step 3!