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S1E46 – Quick Dictations – Fishermen Find Strange Shark

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Episode Notes

A 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.

(The dictations starts at 34 seconds, if you don’t need the instructions)


Recently, fishermen in Indonesia were astonished when they found an albino shark. They found the baby shark inside the stomach of a dead adult shark which was caught in their nets. But they weren’t shocked because it was an albino shark. What shocked them the most was that this shark only had one eye. Its one eye is located exactly in the middle of its head. It was a Cyclops shark! Me? I prefer one-eyed sharks; it makes it easier to escape them! Is this the result of nuclear contamination? What’s next? Godzilla?

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