Form-Focused Dictation


Form-Focused Dictation 1: Reduced "Do you" /djuː/

  1. Do you mind if I sit here?
  2. When do you think you'll have the time?
  3. Didn't you think his writing was bad?
  4. Did you find out what area it's in?
  5. Do you know how to use it?

Form-Focused Dictation 2: Reduced "you" /juː/

  1. Have you ever been to that place at night?
  2. How do you like your new job?
  3. I'm sorry you believe him, but I didn't change my number because of you.
  4. Would you like anything else?
  5. You're getting on in years, you know, and you're not as bad as you used to be.

Form-Focused Dictation 3: /ʃ/ vs. /s/

  1. We'll need about twelve seats for the members who are coming to the meeting today.
  2. I believe each report took about eighty sheets using both sides.
  3. She sells seashells by the seashore.
  4. Can you show me how to do it, so I can sew it myself?
  5. She's short and sort of round.

Form-Focused Dictation 4: Reduced "can" and "can't" /kɑn/ vs. /kænt/

  1. He can work, but he can't do it for very long.
  2. I can't get it to start at all.
  3. I can't remember if anything like that is around this area.
  4. I don't know how people can do that stuff.
  5. But how can we do it if we don't know what it is.