-ate


Long “a” in “ate” sound.
“I ate a date on a plate with my mate.”
date
gate
hate
late
mate
plate
skate
state
locate
educate
indicate
suffocate
concentrate
illustrate
penetrate
operate
investigate
cultivate
appreciate
translate
hesitate
candidate
regulate
situated
Unstressed = “ut”
She’s passionate about chocolate.
To be desperate is unfortunate.

chocolate
fortunate
unfortunate
passionate
accurate
desperate
ultimate
immediate
immediately
private
delicate
adequate
affectionate
appropriate
approximate
climate
pirate
syndicate
considerate
articulate
corporate
immaculate
legitimate
literate
obstinate
ultimate


stress shift words – some words can be a verb, adjective or noun. We stress the “ate” in verbs but not in adjectives/nouns.
to separ
ate stressed (verb) / “ut” unstressed (adjective)
moderate (verb) / (adjective)
deliberate (verb)(adjective)
estimate (verb)/ (noun)
elaborate (verb) /(adjective)
graduate (verb)/ (noun)
associate (verb)/ (noun)
delegate (verb)/ (noun)


Nouns or adjectives
They sleep in separate beds.

verb – Can you separate these papers for me?
I need a written estimate for the work.
I estimate the cost will be £2000.
This job is only open to graduates.
She’ll graduate from uni next year.
Many delegates attended the conference.

To delegate is a good skill.

Now write some sentences like these:
I ate some chocolate.
I’m a graduate with a certificate.

It’s never too late to educate yourself.

And don’t forget the vowels:
desperate

separate  

Now try this exercise

-ate exercise

Type in the words from the list above

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