English Language Course - Advanced Dictations
- It is recommended that you have an intermediate level of English
- You should have a pen and a sheet of paper
- For audio quality purposes is better if you have headphones
This English language course is designed to help you with your listening, writing, reading and comprehension skills in English through listening to dictations. I will read some C1 advanced reading passages for you to write down.
The dictations will also involve comprehension and language awareness exercises.
This English language course will be perfect for anyone who wants to improve their level of English to an advanced level.
I am a native English teacher from Cambridgeshire in the U.K. and I have a typical BBC News accent, which is perfect for anyone who wants to learn neutral British English.
- Motivated English learners with an intermediate/advanced level of English
- Part 1 - Introduction02:03
- Part 1 - Why Practise Dictation?07:32
- Part 1 - Format01:51
- Watch Out For Punctuation Words00:30
- Part 1 - Dictation Time12:43
- Part 1 - Reading At Normal Speed02:24
- Part 1 - Relax00:39
- Part 1 - 8 multiple choice questions04:11
- Part 1 - 4 Key Tips01:08
- Part 1 - Sample Dictation 235:01
- Part 1 - Sample Dictation 2 - Explanations45:26
- Bonus - Extra Tips & Resources02:13
My name is Rory and I am a native English teacher from Cambridgeshire, England. I teach FCE and CAE English exam preparation lessons online for Student Languages. I lived in Milan for 2 years, where I learnt to speak Italian. At the moment I am learning to speak Spanish.
Passions and Hobbies
Travelling is one of my biggest passions. I have been to many places across Europe. I have also travelled to Australia and South East Asia. For this reason I have met and taught many students from around the world.
I like: watching films, reading, listening to music (all varieties), football, golf and fishing.
Teaching Qualifications And Experience
My love for English teaching began in Milan, Italy. This is where I gained my formal qualification, completing my QCF, Ofqual, CEA University of Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA). Subsequently, a globally recognised language centre in London hired me. I joined their team of experienced teachers and taught a variety of English classes. I then moved to Cambridgeshire. This is where I started teaching FCE and CAE Cambridge Exam Preparation classes at another language school.
My teaching career has focussed on delivering FCE: B2 First and CAE: C1 Advanced lessons. Helping students to prepare for and pass the FCE and CAE exams has been extremely fulfilling. I enjoy teaching these classes and I like the exam format for these exams. The FCE and CAE exams have certain benefits which some of their competitor exams do not, for example, the FCE and CAE exam certificate is valid forever, whereas the IELTS exam validity only lasts for 2 years.