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Dictation – Don’t Drink on a Plane

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.


Recently, a flight attendant has shared a video explaining the products that you should never consume on a plane. Basically, she says that you should only drink drinks that come in a bottle or a carton. The water tanks that are used for tea and coffee are never cleaned, she explains. She also goes on to explain that certain parts of the coffee machine are only cleaned if they break. She went on to say that parents should never ask for hot water to put in their baby bottles. Will you ask for a cup of coffee or tea the next time you fly?

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