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English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate


London is the capital of England and the United Kingdom.  It was founded 2,000 years ago by the Romans. The city has been Western Europe’s largest city for centuries: As early as 1700 more than 575,000 people lived in London.

Today, London has a population of over 8 million people, it is also one of the most visited cities in the world, because of the many famous attractions there, such as Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament.
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English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

Dictation – Bonfire Night

Though many children in Great Britain look forward to November 5th (Bonfire Night) very few know exactly what they’re celebrating.
Guy Fawkes was a Roman Catholic who, in 1605, joined a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament while King James and his ministers were inside. He was caught red-handed, tried and brutally executed the following January.
Every year people celebrate the failure of the so-called ‘gunpowder plot’ by setting off fireworks and lighting bonfires with a guy on top; a guy is an effigy of Guy Fawkes.

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

Another year has passed, and not only have we failed to lose weight, but we haven’t taken up all those hobbies we said we would.
At the end of each year, we get a burst of clarity, all of a sudden we can see what needs fixing, both in our business and personal lives. Then, we choose the perfect day to begin – January 1; a holiday for most of us, and a day that might include a late start due to a late night. What a lousy day to begin a new routine.

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

It’s certainly nice to see lots of presents under the tree on Christmas morning, but it does seem extremely wasteful. Many presents end up being unwanted.
Here are some interesting ideas for getting rid of those unwanted gifts:
Give one away whenever you need to give a gift to someone, e.g. when the gift doesn’t have to be very personal. Remember to make a note stating who gave the item to you in the first place so that you don’t make the mistake of giving it back to them.
Give unwanted presents to a local charity store, the charity will be happy to have them.
Hold a ‘bad gift swap’ party the week after Christmas with all your friends…each person brings the gift they hated the most and everyone swaps.
Visit an old people’s home or children’s home. Bag up the presents and bring a bit of happiness to someone else.
If none of the above suggestions appeal to you why not auction any unwanted items on EBay!

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

It’s certainly nice to see lots of presents under the tree on Christmas morning, but it does seem extremely wasteful. Many presents end up being unwanted.
Here are some interesting ideas for getting rid of those unwanted gifts:
Give one away whenever you need to give a gift to someone, e.g. when the gift doesn’t have to be very personal. Remember to make a note stating who gave the item to you in the first place so that you don’t make the mistake of giving it back to them.
Give unwanted presents to a local charity store, the charity will be happy to have them.
Hold a ‘bad gift swap’ party the week after Christmas with all your friends…each person brings the gift they hated the most and everyone swaps.
Visit an old people’s home or children’s home. Bag up the presents and bring a bit of happiness to someone else.
If none of the above suggestions appeal to you why not auction any unwanted items on EBay!

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

German reunification, refers to the reunification of West Germany and the former German Democratic Republic, under a single government. An agreement was reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany on February 13th, 1990. This agreement was implemented through the so-called “Two Plus Four Treaty “, signed on September 12th, 1990 by the four occupying powers: the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and France, as well as by the Federal Republic of Germany (formerly West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (formerly East Germany). This also extended the area and population of the European Union.

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

German reunification, refers to the reunification of West Germany and the former German Democratic Republic, under a single government. An agreement was reached for a two-stage plan to reunite Germany on February 13th, 1990. This agreement was implemented through the so-called “Two Plus Four Treaty “, signed on September 12th, 1990 by the four occupying powers: the United States, the United Kingdom, the Soviet Union and France, as well as by the Federal Republic of Germany (formerly West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (formerly East Germany). This also extended the area and population of the European Union.

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

Dictation Text – Trooping the Colour

The Queen’s birthday is officially celebrated every June by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade.
Although she was born on the 21st of April, it has long been customary to celebrate her birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when better weather is more likely.
The ceremony dates back to the early 18th century or earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (or ‘trooped’) down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.
The Queen has taken the salute every year of her reign, except in 1955 when a national rail strike cancelled the event.

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

Dictation Text – Trooping the Colour

The Queen’s birthday is officially celebrated every June by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on Horse Guards Parade.
Although she was born on the 21st of April, it has long been customary to celebrate her birthday publicly on a day in the summer, when better weather is more likely.
The ceremony dates back to the early 18th century or earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (or ‘trooped’) down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.
The Queen has taken the salute every year of her reign, except in 1955 when a national rail strike cancelled the event.

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

English Dictation Test – Intermediate

The Maasai are an east African nomadic people. They are known as warriors who possess great strength and a strong sense of independence. They live in the countries of Kenya and Tanzania, in an area known as Maasailand.
The region contains some of the great natural wonders of the world, including Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Maasai date to 500 BCE (Before Common Era), when they lived along the Nile River in the southern Sudan. Over time they migrated southward to the area now known as Tanzania.
Through the mid -1800s the Maasai were among the most powerful groups in Africa, ruling over 10 million acres of land. Today the Maasai number approximately 250,000.
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