(A bit of a difficult English dictation today!)
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- 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.
In Turkey, a whole neighbourhood learned sign language in order to surprise a deaf man who lives there. Everybody secretly learned sign language. The neighbourhood then set up cameras in the streets so they could surprise him. On the day, as the man begins to walk down the street, he is surprised when people in shops and in the street speak to him in sign language. Even the local taxi driver learnt it. He then arrives at the town square and is met by all the residents who surprise him. The video of the special day finishes with the guy clearly emotionally moved.
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