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Concourse 2

Teacher-yourself transcription: even more practice

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This is the second set of recording where you can get some more live listening practice.
If you have access to headphones or earphones, it will be helpful.

It works like this:

  1. Listen to the short sentence
  2. Write what you hear in ordinary English (and then ignore it)
  3. Play the sentence again
  4. Write a transcription
  5. Listen again and check your transcription
  6. Click on the eye to check your transcription

You can repeat most of these steps as often as you like.  If this is your first attempt, take it slowly and carefully.  You can return to this page at any time to try again and see how much more quickly you can transcribe what you hear.

Some of these recordings are quite fast and contain many of the phenomena you should associate with that.  Look out for elision and assimilation, in particular.


8

Eight more sentences to transcribe


1 

  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
2
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
3
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
4
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
5
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
6
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
7
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.
8
  1. Play from here:
  2. Now write what you have heard.
  3. Play the sentence again to check.
  4. Write your transcription.
  5. Click eye to check.

You should come back to this page again if you feel you need a bit more practice at transcribing what you hear rather than what you think you hear.


Click here to go back to the first eight sentencesClick here to go back to the main part of the course.