Learn at Home! Quizzes | Games | Songs | Kids

World's premier FREE site for learners + teachers of English
Teacher's Notes: If you print this page or save as PDF, these notes and all headers and footers will be stripped out. Answers are here.

Students write the phonetic symbol for each verb -ed ending: [d], [t] or [Id]. You can also have them read allowed the reading practice text at the end. It is laced with -ed verb endings (and adjectives).

Pronouncing -ed

Write the phonetic symbol [t], [d] and [Id] for each -ed verb ending. Numbers 1 and 3 have been done for you.

1 started [Id]
2 needed
3 reached [t]
4 regarded
5 decided
6 propped
7 locked
8 realized
9 noticed
10 bolted
11 descended
12 glanced
13 looked
14 renovated
15 closed
16 discovered
17 examined
18 painted
19 permitted
20 pulled

Reading practice: When Bond arrived at the renovated Château, darkness had descended. He examined the shadowy building. Its ground-floor windows were closed and shuttered. He glanced at his watch. He concluded that there was no time to lose and decided to enter. He tried the gold-leafed front door but it was locked, barred and bolted. He realized he needed a ladder. He looked around and noticed one on the grass. Noiselessly, he propped it up against the freshly-painted balcony and started to climb. He had nearly reached the top when he spotted headlights approaching. A large car pulled in through the gate. By the time it arrived at the door, Bond had already jumped through the balcony window and discovered the cause of his anxiety.

Is there anything wrong with this page? Let us know ↗️