English Club – Dictation

English Club has many resources for language learners. Today I’ll introduce their dictation activities.

They suggest starting with the beginner activities, and I think that’s a good idea, even if you don’t consider yourself a beginner. You’ll get used to the process and you’ll be more motivated if you can succeed early on.

These are the themes to choose from:

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And here’s the “Common Expressions” activity. I really like that they remind you to check your spelling and punctuation. This skill of proofreading is something we often forget these days when we mail and tweet.


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Once you’re familiar with the process and confident enough to continue, go on to the intermediate (medium-length) and advanced (longer recordings) activities. The passages include useful listening practice like instructions and telephone messages, lectures, speeches, and a presidential address (I bet you’ll quickly guess which president).

To my students: When you do these dictations, don’t forget to Notice and reflect in your notebooks/blogs.



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