DICTATIONS….links to dictation sites to help with your listening comprehension and spelling


LISTENING111Dictation has been used in language learning for many years, and methodologists have often made pedagogical claims for its value.

“Decoding the sounds of [English] and recoding them in writing is a major learning task” (Davis and Rinvolucri 1988).

Dictation can be “an effective way to address grammatical errors in writing that may be the result of erroneous aural perception of English….

Dictation can help students to diagnose and correct these kinds of errors as well as others.” (Frodesen 1991)

“…as students develop their aural comprehension of meaning and also of the relationship among segments of language, they are learning grammar.” (Montalvan 1990)

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OM DICTATION           DICTATIONS BY LEVELS         200 DICTATIONS

LISTEN AND WRITE (Here you can choose full mode, quick mode or fill the blanks mode. Find dictations by level. You must create an account to use – but it’s free!)

ENGLISH CLUB HAS     SHORT    MEDIUM   OR    LONG   DICTATIONS

ELEMENTARY AND INTERMEDIATE DICTATIONS AND SPELLING TESTS

DICTATIONS ACCORDING TO GRAMMAR INPUT (ELEMENTARY TO INTERMEDIATE)

I HOPE THESE WEBSITES HELP YOUhappycat

TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

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NB-1 DICTATION – PRESENT CONTINUOUS

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO GO TO THE ACTIVITY:

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CLICK TO SEE ANSWER: DICTATION - PRESENT CONTINUOUS

 

NA-1 RECOMMENDED DICTATION BLOG

Thanks to a colleague, I’ve discovered a great YouTube channel for doing dictations. It’s called Daily English Dictations and it’s published by a chap called Shane.

Here’s a pic of him:

coach shane

Each video consists of the following:

1. The solution to the previous dictation, with explanations about the grtammar and vocabulary used.

2. The new dictation, which usually consists of a very short video, played about three times. The level of the dictations vary quite a lot.

3. Shane welcome his new subscribers at the end of each video.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO GO TO THE CHANNEL

DAILY ENGLISH DICTATION

LET’S HAVE A GO TODAY IN CLASS. WE’RE GOING TO DO DICTATION 144 ABOUT DINOSAURS. THE DICTATION STARTS AT ABOUT MINUTE 21.45

DD 144

You can subscribe to the channel and leave your answers to the dictation. So whether you’re bored on the bus or underground, or waiting in the unemployment queue, you can have a go.

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