Pronunciation of words
ending in –S- and –ED-


  I.E.S. ALONSO DE COVARRUBIAS

               Dpt. of English Language
Rules for the correct pronunciation
          of the –s ending
         The sounds /s/ /z/ or /ɪz / (plural nouns
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Rules for the correct pronunciation
         of the –s ending
                     Exercise 1:
             How are these ...
Rules for the correct pronunciation
          of the –s ending
                 Exercice 2 :
           Pronunciation in [...
Rules for the correct pronunciation
          of the –s ending
                        Exercice 3
Question : try to pronun...
Pronunciation of word ending in
              ed


• When an infinitive verb finishes with the
  sound [] or [] then, we...
Pronunciation of word ending
             in ed

• When the last sound of the word vibrates
  in vocal cord, we have to pr...
Pronunciation of word ending in
              ed

• When the last sound of the word doesn’t
  vibrate in vocale cord, then...
Exercises
 The policeman arrested[id] the man who is considered[d] to be the
  one who had hacked[t] the government serve...
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Pronunciation S Ed

  1. 1. Pronunciation of words ending in –S- and –ED- I.E.S. ALONSO DE COVARRUBIAS Dpt. of English Language
  2. 2. Rules for the correct pronunciation of the –s ending The sounds /s/ /z/ or /ɪz / (plural nouns and third person singular -s) If a word ends with the sounds /s/, /z/, /ʒ/, // /t/ or Rule 1 /dʒ/ the final -s is pronounced //. If a word ends with any other voiceless Rule 2 consonant sound (/p/, /t/, /k/, /f/, or /θ/), the final -s is pronounced /s/. If a word ends with any other voiced consonant sound (/b/, /d/, /g/, /v/, /d/, /l/, /r/, /m/, /n/, or Rule 3 /ŋ/), or a vowel sound, the final -s is pronounced /z/.
  3. 3. Rules for the correct pronunciation of the –s ending Exercise 1: How are these verbs pronounced? reaches // Hopes /s/ Watches // Fixes // Remembers /z/ Kisses // rises // Expects /s/ Tries /z/ Drives /z/ Wishes // Works /s/
  4. 4. Rules for the correct pronunciation of the –s ending Exercice 2 : Pronunciation in [z] and [s] All vowels (plays, sees, goes) [p] (stops) /s/ [k] (talks) /s/ [] (Georges) // [l] (calls) /z/ [m] (rams) /z/ [n] (learns) /z/ [r] (blurs) /z/ [g] (bangs) /z/ [v] (receives) /z/ [b] (robs) /z/ [r] (measures) /z/ [g] (hangs) /z/
  5. 5. Rules for the correct pronunciation of the –s ending Exercice 3 Question : try to pronunce correctly these words : Samuel doesn’t like to go to school because: • His mother keeps him at home to give him kisses • He watches naked women on television late at night • His girlfriend always calls him to wash the dishes • He drinks too many bottles of whisky before sleeping • He misses the bus every morning • He goes to too many house parties and never knows where he will wake up in the morning
  6. 6. Pronunciation of word ending in ed • When an infinitive verb finishes with the sound [] or [] then, we have to add the syllable of the past participle [] Wanted[], regarded[], calculated[], added[]
  7. 7. Pronunciation of word ending in ed • When the last sound of the word vibrates in vocal cord, we have to pronounce the « ed » like a sound [d] Ruled[], died[], fined[], arranged[]
  8. 8. Pronunciation of word ending in ed • When the last sound of the word doesn’t vibrate in vocale cord, then it is pronounced [] Hoped[], hacked[], focused[], wished[]
  9. 9. Exercises  The policeman arrested[id] the man who is considered[d] to be the one who had hacked[t] the government server  Judges called[d] boys who purchased[d] a lot of drugs  They decided[id] to buy mathematics books  He was expected[id] to have added[id] something raised[d], focused[t] introduced[t] picked[t]
  10. 10. Thank you

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