English dictation provides writing practice in English. Take a piece of paper, or use a writing program on your computer. Write or type what you hear. Listen as many times as necessary and check your answers. Dictations help your spelling, listening and understanding skills. Click on the "dictation" link under the title of each selection. To check your answers, just click on "answers". Listen to each dictation as many times as you need to write down everything.
Each of the following dictations focuses on a specific learning point. The dictations are for beginning level learners and include five sentences in each dictation. Each sentence is read twice with time to write down the sentence.
At a Hotel - Common phrases used at hotels
Introductions - Simple sentences with the verb 'to be'
Instructions - Instructions for various tasks
At the Restaurant I - Common phrases used in a restaurant
At a Restaurant II - Common phrases used in a restaurant
Clothes - Common phrases used when shopping for clothes
Habits - Sentences with the simple present to express daily habits and routines
My Town - Comparative forms
Work - Daily routines at work with adverbs of frequency
Directions - Common phrases used when asking for and giving directions
Questions - A variety of simple questions in different tenses
Now - Sentences with the present continuous to describe things happening at the moment
Souvenirs - Common phrases used when shopping for souvenirs
Past Events - Sentences with the past simple to describe things that happened in the past
Comparisons - Sentences comparing two things or people