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Dictation - Thanksgiving


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 - Thanksgiving

  1. Thanksgiving Day is not a British holiday, it's an American holiday.
  2. It's held every year on the Thursday before the last Sunday in November.
  3. American families get together to show thanks for the year's harvest,
  4. as the Pilgrim Fathers did in 1621 after being taught how to grow corn by the native Americans.
  5. The meal eaten on this day usually includes turkey and pumpkin pie.

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