English dictation

Dictation - The UK

Hint - Derby


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2. Listen and write I will speak more slowly.

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Dictation Text - The United Kingdom

  1. The United Kingdom is a small country.
  2. It's in Europe.
  3. Germany is in Europe too.
  4. Your teacher is an English teacher in Germany.
  5. She's British.
  6. She's from Derby.
  7. Derby is a big city in England.
  8. Mr Smith is an English teacher too, but he's not British.
  9. He's American.
  10. He's from Washington.




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