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dictation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: School, Languages
dictationdic‧ta‧tion /dɪkˈteɪʃən/ noun  1 [uncountable]SAY when you say words for someone to write down There were no secretaries available to take dictation (=write down what someone is saying).2 [countable]SESSLL a piece of writing that a teacher reads out to test your ability to hear and write the words correctly I hate doing French dictations.
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dictationThe layout and print is easy on the eye and the revision passages for dictation becomes increasingly difficult as the book progresses.I hate doing French dictations.It's a spectacular scene and I make a point of leaving my dictation and watching through the curtains each evening.The examination will consist of 6 assignments - 5 pieces of dictation and a manuscript assignment.Finally, you can present the text orally as a partial dictation, with students filling in missing words as they listen.And there were no assistants or secretaries to take dictation or run off copies for me.The popular image of a secretary is one who types and takes dictation.take dictationThe popular image of a secretary is one who types and takes dictation.As a secretary, I often have to take dictation.And there were no assistants or secretaries to take dictation or run off copies for me.No time to waste: a 1920s typist takes dictation as the train speeds to the next business meeting.
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