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Grade 6-12

ESL: Pronouncing Words that End in -ate

by Jordan V. | Foreign Language FREE

11 Lessons 33:54
  1. 1. Trailer 0:36
  2. 2. Introduction to Pronouncing Words That End in ate 0:26
  3. 3. Quick Note about English Spelling and Pronunciation 0:50
  4. 4. Two Ways to Pronounce ate 6:43
  5. 5. Verbs Ending in ate 4:34
  6. 6. Nouns Ending in ate Overview 3:40
  7. 7. Practice With Nouns That End in ate 2:36
  8. 8. Adverbs That End in ate + ly 3:58
  9. 9. Practice With Adjectives That End in ate 3:48
  10. 10. Pronunciation Quiz! Verb and Noun ate Comparison 3:43
  11. 11. Pronunciation Quiz! Verb and Adjective ate Comparison 3:00

Grade 6-12


NGSS Standards



About the course

Did you know that the word, "graduate" can be pronounced two different ways depending on if it is a noun or a verb? The suffix -ate can appear in a variety of verbs, nouns, and adjectives. Learn the rules on how to pronounce this final sound in English and practice with vocabulary from the Academic Word List!


  • English
  • Letters
  • Pronunciation
  • Sounds
  • Speech
  • Words


Jordan has been teaching English as a Second Language for over ten years and has taught students from over 60 countries around the world. She loves teaching English and uses creative activities and everyday examples to help students communicate both effectively and accurately. Jordan's warmth, patience, and individualized approach with students creates a positive learning environment that motivates them to succeed. When tutoring, Jordan carefully integrates students' interests and goals into her lessons so that each session is unique and targeted. She believes that a good teacher can change students' lives and dedicates herself to helping students achieve their full potential. Jordan has helped students achieve a variety of goals, including going to college or graduate school, improving

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