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Dictation - London

Words to note - population - attractions - Buckingham - Parliament - (Write all numbers as figures / digits)


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 - London

London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.  It was founded 2,000 years ago by the Romans. The city has been Western Europe's largest city for centuries: As early as 1700 more than 575,000 people lived in London.

Today, London has a population of over 8 million people, it is also one of the most visited cities in the world, because of the many famous attractions there, such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.

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