Pronouncing the Past Tense ED Ending: Sort the Sounds
Purpose: To help learners correctly pronounce the final –ed at the end of past tense regular verbs.
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Materials Needed: Class copies of Pronunciation of Past Tense Regular Verbs handout, a list of past tense regular verbs that the learners are familiar with (e.g. walk, stop, wash, clean, want, etc.
Preparation: Familiarize yourself with the final –ed pronunciation rules for past tense regular verbs. A great video and clear explanation can be found at http://www.grammar.cl/english/pronunciation-ed.htm (If this link does not work, copy and paste link into your internet browser)
In pairs or small groups, have the learners generate past tense sentences using the verbs from the handout. Their partner/s will listen to their pronunciation of the past tense verbs, and tell them if they said the final –ed sound correctly.
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