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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.