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Pronunciation Challenge 5 By Gus

Spelling and sound: The pronunciation of “-ATE”.

Put the following words in their corresponding column according to the pronunciation of the final “-ATE”.

estimate private activate certificate associate


predicate abbreviate immediate delicate celibate
accelerate accumulate bicarbonate accurate chocolate
inconsiderate climate calculate unfortunate medicate

/eIt/ as in“rate” /@t/ as in“illiterate” both /eIt/ and /@t/


accelerate private estimate

Which column has only nouns and adjectives?


Which one has only verbs?
Which one has words that can be verbs, nouns or adjectives?