Dictation - English Folklore

A bit of help - Loch Ness | Bodmin Moor


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.

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Dictation Text - English Folklore

English folklore has developed in England over a number of centuries. Some English legends can be traced back to their roots, even from before the Roman invasion of Britain, while the origin of others is uncertain or disputed.

England abounds with folklore, there are a number of mythical folk heroes and legends, many of which have their roots in historical fact: King Arthur and Robin Hood for example. Then there are more modern urban myths and monsters such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Beast of Bodmin Moor.

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