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Dictation – Chores for Game Time

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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 woman who banned her boyfriend from playing computer games, has come up with a great way to get him to do house chores.  The boyfriend, who is unemployed, used to spend all day playing computer games, and never helping around the house.  She tried to talk to him, but he still didn’t help. However, after turning off his internet connection, she has managed to negotiate with him.  She now only lets him play when he has helped to clean the house.  

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