English dictation

Dictation - Mr Bean's Preferences


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 and make any corrections you think necessary.

4. Check what you have written.














Dictation Text - Mr Bean's Preferences

  1. Mr Bean likes coffee, but he doesn't like tea.

  2. He likes fruit, but he doesn't like vegetables.

  3. He likes going to the theatre, but he doesn't like going to the cinema.

  4. He enjoys teaching English, but he doesn't like marking homework.

  5. Mr Bean likes surfing the internet, but he doesn't like using chat rooms.

Check for

punctuation - , . ' ! etc...

Each mistake = 1.
Do not count the same mistake twice.
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