English Communication 1
Form-Focused Dictation


Dictation Practice

Form-Focused Dictation 1: Wh. vs. Yes/No Questions (intonation patterns)

  1. What can make you feel like speaking?
  2. What sort of things do you like to talk about?
  3. Could you tell me what this means?
  4. Could you show me how to do this, please?
  5. Do you mind if I open the door a bit?

Form-Focused Dictation 2: Wanna (reduced forms)

  1. I must be kind to them or they won't want to go the way I want to go!
  2. I'm sure I don't want to stay in here any longer!
  3. But I don't want to go there today.
  4. Look at the report if you want to see how he did it.
  5. If you want to get anything else, you'll have to use your own money!

Form-Focused Dictation 3: bilabial vs. labiodental b vs. v; p vs. f

  1. That is a very big berry on the table.
  2. Did you vote for your local council to buy a new boat?
  3. I believe the school should buy a new coffee machine.
  4. Isn’t it time we got a new copy machine before we buy anything else.
  5. I found that walking a bit every day, I could loose a pound a week.