Speech Communication
Dictation Answers
Term 2 Week 5

Form-Focused Dictation Unit 14: 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.

Random Rapid Dictation Unit 14

  1. After you turn this to the right, a light should go on.
  2. Perhaps you can pick up some problems to talk about.
  3. He is an only child.
  4. Change will certainly come after he gives away all his money.
  5. I'm not sure if I believe you or not.

Discussion Questions for Dictation Unit 14: How Things Work

  1. Can you explain how to take a picture with a digital camera or cell phone?
  2. How do you take a picture with your friends at a print-club booth?
  3. Tell your classmates how to send e-mail on your cell phone?
  4. Can you tell me how to get some food in the cafeteria?
  5. Tell us about your favorite modern invention and how you use it.