(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.
Recently, on Facebook, a photo of the food at a wedding has gone viral. The pictures were taken by a bridesmaid. In the photo she criticizes the food. All they had on the plate were a packet of crisps, half a croissant, two cocktail sticks with tiny bits of cheese and fruit, as well as a small pot containing cucumber a carrot and baby tomatoes. Other people said that is exactly what they gave their babies to eat for lunch!