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Dictation - On New Year's Day


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 - On New Year's Day

  1. I was in England on New Year's Eve.

  2. On New Year's Day I woke up very late.

  3. I had a shower and then got dressed.

  4. I went downstairs and had breakfast with my husband.

  5. We didn't eat dinner until 3 o'clock.

  6. After dinner we went for a walk.

  7. It rained all day.

  8. In the evening we watched TV.

  9. We went to bed quite late.

  10. Happy New Year!

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