A weekly dictation to help learners of the English language to improve their listening comprehension.
How to use:
- Don’t look at the transcript (text) below.
- Listen to the podcast (the dictation is repeated twice) and try to write everything you hear down.
- 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.
- 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)
A group of friends from Northern Island booked a flight to meet up during lockdown. But all is not what it seems. With all of the bars and pubs closed in Northern Ireland, the only place to drink a pint was at the airport. So, they all booked a cheap £10 flight and met up at the airport to have a drink at the bar there. They posted photos of their beer and boarding passes on social media, and have been branded ‘legends’. Selfishness or a great idea, what do you think?
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