26 November 2015

Listening Comprehesion for 2nd Year Basic Level Students

missing baby
nuevo morning routine
nuevo my life in the UK
nuevo Radiohead
nuevo missing child
nuevo party time!
nuevo snack time
nuevoclothing and fashion
morning routine
a shopping trip
statistics
TV guide
bookworms
college roommates

All the activities above belong to Escuela Oficial de Pinto website.

Listening Exercises For 1st Year Intermediate Level

                                                                   
nuevomy son
nuevobeating stress
nuevoliving on your own
nuevovynil records
nuevopocket bikes
nuevoEsperanto
nuevomulti-cultural adverts
nuevogood or bad?
nuevohelping your memory
nuevobooks for dummies
nuevoTV culture
nuevobigger and better
World cup soccer fiasco
smoking
weekly exercise
Bankia
shopping
going to the cinema
planning to play golf

All the activities above belong to Escuela Oficial de Pinto website.

16 November 2015

How to Pronounce -ed in English

There are three ways to pronounce the final -ed of regular verbs in the simple past tense. This pronunciation is determined by the final sound* of the verb in the infinitive: Is it a voiced consonant, an unvoiced consonant, or a vowel sound?



  1. For verbs ending in d and t the final -ed is pronounced /Id/ as in the final two letters of the word did. Note that here the -e is not silent and this final -ed sound adds another syllable to the end of the verb.

  2. After unvoiced sounds such as/ p, k, f, sʃ  ,θ/ the final -ed is pronounced like /t/ as in the word cat. Note that the -e remains silent.

  3. After voiced consonants such as /bð , g, v, zʒ, dʒ , m, n, ŋ, l, r/ the final -ed sound is pronounced like /d/ as in good. Note that the -e remains silent. The final -ed is also pronounced like the d in good after all vowel sounds (the -e remains silent too).
This chart may help you remember the rules above.


Click here to see some examples and listen to the past tense verbs.
Now you are ready to do these listening activities (1, 2, 3).

*If you need to revise the phonemic symbols in English, click here.

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