English Dictation Tests
Improve your listening skills, writing skills, reading skills, spelling and punctuation!
You will need a set of headphones, somewhere quiet, a pencil and a sheet of paper.
There are a couple of ways to listen to the files. Use the Yahoo player embedded in the page or use the Winamp plug-in.
With Internet Explorer™ use the Windows Media Player™ plug-in.
With Firefox™ use the Quick Time™ plug-in.
If all else fails, right click on the link and open the files in your onboard player.
The files are large, so be patient.
Play the .mp3 files (they are large so be patient).
Listen to the first file - Just Listen. I will speak, quite quickly, in a natural voice.
Listen to second file - listen and write. I will speak more slowly.
Listen to the first file again - Check and correct.
Check what you have written. You will find the text at the bottom of each dictation page.
There will be a new dictation each month.
Teachers and other users - You are welcome to link to this page and to use the following dictation files in the classroom. Please do not link to the files.
Teachers - You are welcome to use the following dictation files in the classroom.
Practise your comprehension and spelling with the Learn English spelling tests - all the words are from my web sites.
Some of these are still in Real Medial (rm) format, but I'm slowly changing them.
Odeo (which hosted the files) stopped working, so I'm slowly modifying the files and players. I apologise if the file you are trying to listen to doesn't work properly.