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S1E26 – Quick Dictations – Duck Life

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.

Transcript:

I often go to the park after work. I like to find a nice quiet bench and sit down! I often wonder what it would be like to be a duck. It became an obsession of mine. I wanted to experience a duck’s life. One day, I decided to act upon my dream. I bought a duck costume and went to the park. I then got into the water and started to swim like a duck. However, it wasn’t that great. I stopped after 3 days. I didn’t mind the cold temperatures, I didn’t mind the dirty water, but I can’t stand bread with no butter on it!

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