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S1E22 – Quick Dictations – The Wedding Dress Accident

Episode Notes

A new weekly dictation to help learners of the English language to improve their listening comprehension.

How to use:

  1. Don’t look at the transcript (text) below.
  2. Listen to the podcast (the dictation is repeated twice) and try to write everything you hear down.
  3. Check your text with the text of the dictation. If any word is different, it is probably a listening comprehension mistake. Try to listen again to the word and repeat the pronunciation a few times. If you don’t understand the word when you read it; it is probably new vocabulary.
  4. Listen to the dictation again. You should understand some of the words that you didn’t understand before.


I’ll always remember my wedding day, mostly for the wrong reasons! I bought my wedding dress months in advance. Unfortunately, I couldn’t go for the final dress fitting because I was ill. I had also discovered a new bakery that year. On my wedding day, when I went to put on the dress, I couldn’t zip it up at the back. I asked my mother to help. She couldn’t do it. Eventually, there were 5 of us, including my dad trying to close it. We managed to close it. However, during the wedding, I was walking down the aisle when I felt something, a lot of cold air on my back. My wedding dress had burst open at the back. Everybody could see my bottom – my friends, my family, everyone! That is, everyone except my new husband!

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