help in english pronunciation? english speakers.?

I am a student a degree of ESLT in my city in Mex.. the majority of teachers are mexican.. we don’t have americans or british teachers.. my teacher of speaking teaching subject,,we should learn how to pronounce the regular verbs in past.. I don’t know the rule.. for example lived.. believed some verbs the ed sounds.. for example I have heard in some songs.. when they sing I believed it.. they pronounce all the words together.. I am not sure.. about the other rules.. and how to learn the pronunciation? the difference when someone is speaking in past.. plz help me english speakers
I said regular verbs.. not irregular verbs..


  1. When adding "ed" to the end of words to create past tense, we have somewhat of a sandhi (sound changes based on the context).
    Here are the rules:

    If the verb ends in a T or D sound ("Create"), you add an "ed" sound on to the end, as in "Drivers ed."
    So like Create + ed.

    If the verb ends in an unvoiced consonant sound other than T**, ("Jump"), it sounds like the original verb with a "t" sound on the end. So like "Jump" + "t"

    If the verb ends in a voiced consonant sound other than D**,(Lounge), you take the original verb and add a "d" sound to the end.
    So like Lounge + d

    English has a tendency to run all the sounds together, especially when singing or speaking quickly. So when singing "I believed it", it probably sounded a lot like "Ibelieve dit". This is just something you’ll have to get used to. It might take some effort at first to differentiate the words from each other, but it should get easier as you progress.

  2. If you go online for a dictionary you can find one that not only
    shows you the meaning but also you can hear the word pronounced. I wish I could remember the website where I saw saw. Try searching
    oral dictionary.

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