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Dictation - August

Hints - Augustus | Julius Caesar


Play the .mp3 files (they are large so be patient).

1. Just listen. I will speak, quite quickly, in a natural voice.

2. Listen and write I will speak more slowly.

3. Listen to the first file again - Check and make any corrections you think necessary.

4. Check what you have written.














Dictation Text - August

  1. August was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus.
  2. It has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as July, which was named after Julius Caesar.
  3. In a leap year August begins on the same day of the week as February.
  4. In the UK there is a bank holiday on the last Monday in August.
  5. Traditionally many businesses close on bank holidays.

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Thanks to Alexanderq for the correction.