D1: Beginner Dictations to Listen and Write Better English
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D1: Beginner Dictations to Listen and Write Better English

British English Dictations to improve listening, writing, grammar, spelling and understanding in English
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3,668 students enrolled
Created by Ajarn Ken
Last updated 8/2018
English
English
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Improve your English spelling and writing
  • Improve your English listening skills
  • Improve your English structure in writing and speaking
Requirements
  • 10 Minutes to practice English Dictations Daily
  • A pen and paper
Description

This English Dictations for beginners course will Improve your English listening skills and writing skills.

You can listen to Native British English speaker Ken give short English dictations. Your job is to write down exactly what Ken is saying. Doing this, you will improve your English grammar by understanding short sentence structures in English.

You will improve and reduce your thinking time in English - that time it takes for you to listen to what's being said then to think and translate what it means, most people do this, maybe you too!

If the first dictation is too slow and easy for you, try half way though the lesson and there will be a faster version for you!


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How will I improve?

Remember this is a beginners English course so the English vocabulary and structures are quite basic. If you are new to learning and a basic English learner you will learn and improve.

  • By listening to a native British English speaker, you will improve your listening skills. The English dictations have two parts, a slower version and a faster version to challenge you!

  • You'll also improve your English writing skills, your English spelling will improve too as you practice your new English vocabulary.

  • Your understanding of English grammar will improve by learning Present Tense Structures in questions and sentences.

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How well do you understand?

The first part of the dictation is quite slow and will be really helpful for beginner students to slowly improve and understand.

The second part of the dictation is much quicker and will really challenge your English skills.

You can then check how well you have done and use the captions and there is a booklet you can download with the dictation too.

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What are dictations?

Dictations are listening exercises in English. I speak out sentences and structures and you write down what you hear.

The dictations are made up of sentences i know that you can use in everyday English and are taken from my Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English courses on UDEMY.

If you write well, it is a great start to improving.

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Who gives the lectures?

I'm Ken and I'm from the UK and speak British English although I've lived in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Thailand in the last 15 years and have been able to learn some conversational French, Portuguese, Spanish and I can understand some Thai also.

I've visited around 50 countries around the world so I am very well aware of cultural differences and have adapted myself over time to understand languages and what's important culturally.

So you have a teacher who understands what it is to learn a language, how challenging and difficult it can be. This is why these courses maybe perfect for you as it comes from real experiences from myself and also my many, many students.

All of this experience goes into my course in many ways and these dictations are part of that.

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What is Kens background?

I've been a business trainer organising training workshops for companies and also I've been involved in language learning ever since I left the UK - both teaching and learning. Over the last few years, I've taught thousands of students in Europe, South America and more recently Asia where I've coached and taught newly graduated Asian students how to improve their English, confidence and give great career advice for those wanting to work in the aviation industry as cabin crew.

Who this course is for:
  • Students who want to practice English with a native speaker
  • Students who are too busy to plan their study time
  • Students who want to improve their English listening skills
  • Students who want to improve their English writing skills
  • Students who want to improve their English spoken structure
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 01:10:37
+ Introduction to the Beginners Guide to Listen and Write Better English Course
1 lecture 02:16

The British English Dictation exercises will help you improve your English listening skills and also your English writing skills.

The dictations have excellent structures and sentences you can practice and use everyday and this will improve your English speaking skills and English grammar too and also they are spoken by a native English speaker from the United Kingdom so you will be listening to British English.

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These dictations are based on the previous lessons completed in the Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English course.

Dictation Guide

  1. You will need a pen or pencil and paper.

  2. Play the Dictation Video, (DO NOT USE THE CAPTIONS YET) listen to what Ajarn Ken is saying and write down EXACTLY what you hear Ajarn Ken saying.

  3. Once the dictation has finished, check the F2D1 - Beginners Guide to Listen and Write Better English.pdf and see for yourself how well you have done.

  4. Give yourself 20 points and then MINUS 1 for every mistake, including spelling mistake.

If you make the same mistake more than once then it is just minus 1 in total- not minus 1 for each mistake.

For example, if you make the same spelling mistake 5 times, it is just minus 1 point.

Dictation Score Guide 

  • 20 points is excellent!

  • 15-19 points is great

  • 10-14 points is ok

  • Under 10 points then do it again!

Good luck !!

Preview 02:16
+ F1 - Beginners Guide to Listen and Write Better English
1 lecture 07:28

The Dictation exercise will help you with your listening skills and also your writing skills. These dictations are based on the previous lessons completed in the Ajarn Ken Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English Course.

F1D1 - Practice British English Dictation: Test your listening and writing skill
07:28
+ F2- Beginners Guide to Listen and Write Better English
3 lectures 35:32

The Dictation exercise will help you with your listening skills and also your writing skills. These dictations are based on the previous lessons completed in the Ajarn Ken Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English Course.

Preview 11:20

The Dictation exercise will help you with your listening skills and also your writing skills. These dictations are based on the previous lessons completed in the Ajarn Ken Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English Course.

F2D2 - Practice British English Dictation: Test your listening and writing skill
12:06

The Dictation exercise will help you with your listening skills and also your writing skills. These dictations are based on the previous lessons you have completed in the Ajarn Ken Learn English video course.

F2D3 - Practice British English Dictation: Test your listening and writing skill
12:06
+ F3 - Beginners Guide to Listen and Write Better English
2 lectures 25:21

The Dictation exercise will help you with your listening skills and also your writing skills. These dictations are based on the previous lessons completed on the Ajarn Ken Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English Course.

F3D1 - Practice British English Dictation: Test your listening and writing skill
12:54

The Dictation exercise will help you with your listening skills and also your writing skills. These dictations are based on the previous lessons completed on the Ajarn Ken Beginners Guide to Speaking Better English Course.

F3D2 - Practice British English Dictation: Test your listening and writing skill
12:27