English dictation

Dictation - Bingo


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Dictation Text - Bingo

Bingo is a popular game played for money in the UK. Bingo nights are held in church halls, clubs and pubs all over the country.

To play the game you have to buy one or more cards with numbers printed on them. The game is run by a caller, whose job it is to call out the numbers and check winning tickets. The caller will usually say "Eyes down," to indicate that he or she is about to start. They then call the numbers as they are randomly selected, either by an electronic Random Number Generator (RNG), by drawing counters from a bag or by using balls in a mechanical draw machine. The numbers are called out clearly, e.g. "Both the fives, fifty-five", or "Two and three, twenty-three." Some numbers have been given nicknames, e.g. "Two Fat Ladies", which is the number eighty-eight. Players cross out the numbers on their card as they are called out. The first player to mark off all their numbers shouts "Bingo!" and is the winner.

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