Mark the letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word whose underlined part therefore from the other three in pronunciation in each of the following questions
Choose the word whose underlined part: from the other three in pronunciation photographedhelpednakedpracticeed
Explanation: How to pronounce the ending “-ed”:
+ /id/: before -ed are the sounds /t/ or /d/.
+ /t/: before -ed are the voiceless sounds /k/, /p/, /f/, /s/, /ʃ/, /tʃ/, /ɵ/.
+ /d/: before -ed is the remaining consonant and vowels.
However, there are a few irregularities: naked/’neikid/, ragged/’ræɡɪd/, vretched/’retʃd/, crooked/ krʊkɪd/, rugged/’rʌɡɪd/, learned/’lɜ:nɪd/, dogged / ‘dɒɡid/
According to the above rule, the answers A, B, D, ending with “-ed” are all read as /t/. Particularly, answer C is an irregular case, read as: /id/
A. photographed /ˈfəʊtəɡrɑ:ft/
B. helped /helpt/
C. naked /’neikid/
D. practiceed //ˈpræk.tɪst/