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Dictation – Beer at the Airport

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(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.


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 pass on social media, and have been branded ‘legends’. Selfishness or a great idea, what do you think?

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