Pronunciation game ‘-ed’

TeachingGamesEFL.com - by Mike Astbury

This is a game designed for students to identify and practise the pronunciation of ‘-ed’ in the past simple/past participle forms of regular verbs. It comes with three sets of cards at three levels of difficulty, so it can be played with students of any level from elementary to advanced. You can download the cards by clicking here.

Edit: Click here for a .pdf version (for anyone who doesn’t have powerpoint)
Click here for an altered version where the number of syllables is shown under each word. This may be especially useful for lower levels.


The first version of the game is very simple and intended to introduce students to the three ways to pronounce ‘-ed’ (this stage is necessary at lower levels). I write wanted, played and watched on the board and I elicit their pronunciation from the class. I then write the three options phonemically: /Id/ /d/ /t/ and ask…

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