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Dictation - February

Hints - shortest / leap


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 your work, and make any corrections you think necessary.

4. Check what you have written.














Dictation Text - February

  1. February is the second month of the year.
  2. In the UK it is also the last month of winter.
  3. It is the shortest month, and the only month with fewer than 30 days.
  4. February has 28 days in normal years, but it has 29 days in a leap year.
  5. This means that each leap year lasts 366 days instead of the usual 365.

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