Form-Focused Dictation 1: Reduced ‘you’ /juː/
- Have you ever been to that place at night?
- How do you like your new job?
- I'm sorry you believe him, but I didn't change my number because of you.
- Would you like anything else?
- You're getting on in years, you know, and you're not as bad as you used to be.
Form-Focused Dictation 2: Reduced ‘Do you’ /djuː/
- Do you mind if I sit here?
- When do you think you'll have the time?
- Didn't you think his writing was bad?
- Did you find out what area it's in?
- Do you know how to use it?
Form-Focused Dictation 3: /ʃ/ vs. /s/
- We'll need about twelve seats for the members who are coming to the meeting today.
- I believe each report took about eighty sheets using both sides.
- She sells seashells by the seashore.
- Can you show me how to do it, so I can sew it myself?
- She's short and sort of round.
Form-Focused Dictation 4: Reduced "can" and "can't" /kɑn/ vs. /kænt/
- He can work, but he can't do it for very long.
- I can't get it to start at all.
- I can't remember if anything like that is around this area.
- I don't know how people can do that stuff.
- But how can we do it if we don't know what it is.
Form-Focused Dictation 5: Reduced 'ing' /~iŋ/
- She's going to her mom's place for the stuff.
- You should have told him what you're really thinking.
- What's that they're having over there?
- There is nothing ever goin' on around here.
- Of course, it's all happening in the next few days.