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English Dictation Tests

Elementary Dictation | Intermediate Dictation | Quick Dictation

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.

Instructions:-

Choose your level Elementary or Intermediate.

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.

Elementary Dictation Exercises

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.

Elementary Dictation - The Month of August

Elementary Dictation - The United Kingdom

Elementary Dictation - Mr Bean's Morning

Elementary Dictation - Mr Bean's Working Day

Elementary Dictation - Mr Bean's Holiday

Elementary Dictation - Looks Like

Elementary Dictation - How Much Coffee?

Elementary Dictation - April Fool's Day

Elementary Dictation - Xmas

Elementary Dictation - New Year

Elementary Dictation - Thanksgiving

Elementary Dictation - St Patrick

Elementary Dictation - The Time

Intermediate Dictation Exercises (Watch your punctuation!)

Teachers - You are welcome to use the following dictation files in the classroom.

Intermediate Dictation - English Folklore

Intermediate Dictation - Bingo

Intermediate Dictation - The Wedding Feast Part 1

Intermediate Dictation - The Wedding Feast Part 2

Intermediate Dictation - The Maasai

Intermediate Dictation - Trooping the Colour

Intermediate Dictation - German Reunification

Intermediate Dictation - Xmas

Intermediate Dictation - New Year

Intermediate Dictation - Bonfire Night

Intermediate Dictation - London

 

Quick Spelling Tests

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.

  1. Adjectives Spelling Test - with words from the Common Adjectives pages.
  2. Greetings Spelling Test - with words from Lesson Two - Greetings.
  3. Buildings Spelling Test - all words are taken from the Building Vocabulary pages.
  4. Food Spelling Test - now with all the words from the Food Vocabulary pages.
  5. Twisted Spelling - check your knowledge of Irregular Verbs.
  6. Education Spelling Test - all words are taken from the Education Vocabulary pages.
  7. Jobs and Work Spelling Test - all words are taken from the Jobs and Work Vocabulary pages.
  8. Rooms and Furniture - all words are taken from the Rooms in a house pages.
  9. Shopping Spelling Test - all words are taken from the Shopping Vocabulary pages.
  10. Transport Spelling Test - all words are taken from the Transport Vocabulary pages.
  11. Money Spelling Test - all words are taken from the Money Vocabulary pages.
  12. The Human Body - all words are taken from the Human Body Vocabulary pages.
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.
You can leave any comments or feedback on the forum.

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