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Today we're gonna learn how to pronounce -ed verb endings and we're gonna learn right now!

Hi my name is Joe welcome to my channel. If you'd like to learn how to

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The most common mistake I hear from my students is the

pronunciation of these -ed verb endings. By now you may have noticed that English

is not phonetic, we don't simply say what we read. It may shock you to know that we

actually never pronounced these words -ed. Yep that's right!

Actually the three ways to pronounce these -ed endings is either -t -d or -id.

In a moment I'm going to show you a short clip that contains many -ed verb

endings. I want you to listen very carefully for the three different ways

to pronounce these -ed verb endings.

Joe was bored, he missed his friends, he

wanted to see them. He called them up, asked them round for dinner, and they

accepted.

He checked the fridge, and realized that he needed to buy some food for dinner.

He walked to the market.

Shopped for food and bought everything that he needed. He arrived back home,

looked around and realized his kitchen was a mess. He cleaned the floor, washed

the dishes, and started to make dinner. He chopped the garlic, boiled the potatoes,

and roasted the carrots.

He stopped the timer, drained the potatoes, and decided to set the table.

He checked the time, poured himself a drink, and waited, and waited, and waited.

His friends never arrived. He worked hard to make them dinner, so he felt quite

rejected.

But then he remembered his trusted friend the cat, who had waited by the

door.

They dined together, talked and laughed for hours, and appreciated each other's

company. So did you hear clearly the three different -ed verb endings. Let's

take a quick look at the rules. The rules. If the final sound is voiced, meaning we

use our vocal cords to vibrates, we use the voiced D sound. -d. The word use

becomes used, without an extra syllable. If the final consonant sound is unvoiced,

without the use of the vocal chords, we use the unvoiced T sound.

The word like becomes liked. If the final consonant sound is either T or D,

we use -id. Start becomes started, need becomes needed, with an extra

syllable. But language is an art not a science, so these rules are a good guide

but actually the best way to learn is by listening to people say these -ed verb

endings and repeating, and practice makes perfect.

Native speakers are not aware of these rules and most are not even aware that

there are 3 different ways to pronounce these -ed verb endings. They are not even

aware that we make these changes. They learnt naturally by listening and

repeating many times, and I recommend you do the same. So let's practice some more.

I want you to listen to the clip again and this time I want you to listen very

carefully to the different word endings. Joe was bored, he missed his friends, he

wanted to see them. He called them up, asked them round for dinner, and they

accepted.

He checked the fridge, and realized that he needed to buy some food

for dinner. He walked to the market,

shopped for food, and bought everything that he needed. He arrived back home,

looked around, and realized his kitchen was a mess.

He cleaned the floor, washed the dishes, and started to make dinner. He chopped

the garlic, boiled the potatoes, and roasted the carrots.

He stopped the timer, drained the potatoes, and decided to set the table.

He checked the time, poured himself a drink and waited, and waited, and waited.

His friends never arrived. He worked hard to make them dinner, so he felt quite

rejected.

But then he remembered, his trusted friend the cat, who had waited by the

door.

They dined together, talked and laughed for hours, and appreciated each other's

company. So was that a little clearer? Good stuff. Now I'm going to list some of

the most common -ed verbs. I want you to listen and repeat after me.

Okay, so first up we have some common verbs that finish with the -d sound dah.

Used, played, moved, saved, poured. Okay now we have some common verbs that finish

with the -t sound. Turn, helped, watched,

liked, kicked. Great now let's finish with some common verbs that finish with the

-id sound, id. Included, cheated, excited, connected.

It's important that you practice these -ed verb endings by saying them out

loud. You need to exercise those pronunciation muscles. If you have any

doubts about which verb ending to use, write the verb in the comments below and

I'll see if I can help you. If you haven't already, don't forget to subscribe, and I'll see you in the next lesson.

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