(A bit of a difficult English dictation today!)
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.
In Japan, a town received funds to help with COVID-19 relief and decided to use them on something a little different. The town leaders decided that the best way to use the money was to buy a huge statue of a giant squid. The town is famous for its squid fishing, so the town council thought that a giant squid statue would bring in more tourists. The statue cost around $200,000.
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