Improve your listening skills, writing skills, reading skills, spelling and punctuation!
You will need a set of headphones, somewhere quiet, a pencil and a sheet of paper.
The sound files are large, so be patient.
Play the .mp3 files (they are large so be patient).
Listen to the first file - Just Listen. I will speak, quite quickly, in a natural voice.
Listen to second file - listen and write. I will speak more slowly.
Listen to the first file again - Check and correct.
Check what you have written. You will find the text at the bottom of each dictation page.
We are adding videos to each dictation test. Please be patient, it takes a lot of time to create these.
Teachers and other users - You are welcome to link to this page and to use the following dictation files in the classroom. Please do not link directly to the sound files.
Teachers - You are welcome to use the following dictation files in the classroom.
Practise your comprehension and spelling with the Learn English spelling tests - all the words are from my web sites.
Some of these are still in Real Medial (rm) format, but I'm slowly changing them.