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English Dictation Test - Intermediate
Hints - tournament - federation - association - FIFA
Normal - Listen
Slow - Write
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 what you've written, and make any corrections you think necessary.
The FIFA World Cup is the most watched football event in the world. The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) organises the World Cup every 4 (four) years.
32 (Thirty-two) teams start the tournament and play for 4 (four) weeks, trying to qualify for the different stages: The 1st (first) round, the 2nd (second) round or knockout stage, followed by the quarter-finals, the semi-finals, and on to the final match between the 2 (two) remaining teams.
punctuation - , . ' ! etc...
Each mistake = 1.
Do not count the same mistake twice.
Numbers can be written in full, or using numerals.
If you get 5 or more mistakes do the dictation again.
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