Dictation 3: Life in Britain

Dictation Practice


Instructions for use:

  1. PRESENTATION ~ lettura scorrevole di orientamento: ascolta senza scrivere.
  2. DICTATION ~ lettura lenta e spezzettata con repetizione: ascolta e scrivi.
  3. FINAL READING ~ lettura scorrevole di controllo: ascolta e aggiusta (se necessario).

ATTENZIONE: il testo originale è nei commenti. Non guardare prime di effettuare la prova!

Author: Tony

Born and raised in Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Educated at Wycliffe College in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, England. Living in the foothills of Mount Etna since 1982 and teaching English at Catania University since 1987.

5 thoughts on “Dictation 3: Life in Britain”

  1. Hi Tony, that’s Giuseppe from the daily translation section. I found out this new dictation section thanks to Cristina and I saw Sara managed to upload an mp3 file with her reading. I was interested in letting you listen and check my pronunciation. Do you know how to upload my reading file? Thanks


    1. You can’t actually upload a file to the Ingliando site, but you can upload to any cloud service (as Sara did to her Google drive) and then send me the link!



    I like the parks in Britain, especially Hyde Park in London. The parks are always clean and some are really big, and it’s great to go for a walk and see all the trees in the centre of a city. There’s always something interesting to see or to do. Sometimes there are festivals where you can listen to music or watch a show. But you can also relax in the parks and just read a newspaper on a Sunday morning for example. The one thing I don’t like here is the food. It’s expensive, not very good and I can’t find any good cheap Italian restaurants.


      1. Hi Sara. Once again, your reading is pretty good and quite expressive. You still need to give more weight to your long vowels (trees, parks) and also be careful with the first syllable of “London” and also the sound of “some” (it’s the same sound). Also don’t pronounce the ‘l’ in “walk” and put the stress on the first syllable in “interesting”.


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