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Dictation - St Patrick's Day


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2. Listen and write I will speak more slowly.

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Dictation Text - St Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day celebrates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. It is usually celebrated on March 17. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. It is celebrated in Great Britain, Australia, the United States and New Zealand too, but in these places it is not an official holiday.

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Thanks to SLB for pointing out this is an elementary dictation.