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S1E60 – Quick Dictations – Tortoise Escape.

Episode Notes

(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:

  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:

A giant tortoise, who escaped from his home, has been found 1 and a half kilometres away.  The tortoise, called Titan, who weighs 57kg, lives in a garden in the UK.  His owner has no idea how he escaped his enclosure.  There is no sign of damage or holes in the fences of his enclosure. It took three police officers to lift Titan up.  Titan is 35 years old and measures a metre across.

 

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