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Dictogloss – Classroom Dictation

A dictogloss is a classroom dictation activity where learners are required to construct a short text (3 sentences) by listening and taking notes, which are then used to reconstruct the text. There are many key skills used in this type of lesson; listening, note-taking, communication with other students, grammar and vocabulary development. 

Dictogloss Worksheets / Lessons

Example Dictogloss – Financial Crisis 2008

Level: ***** [B1/B2]   Time: 20-30 minutes.

Vocabulary:  Academic Words (from Academic Word List (AWL) Sublist 1). Grammar: Passive structures.

Lesson Plan

  1. Activate schemata – what do you know about Financial Crisis?
  2. Try to elicit key vocabulary: Financial crisis / mortgage / variables / legislation / Fair trade / transparency / subprime mortgage

Dictogloss

  1. Read out the text 2 times at normal speed & students take notes.
  2. Then in pairs / threes try to construct the whole text [10-15 minutes].
  3. Teacher Feedback – Check to original.
  4. Noticing skills – ask students to highlight the passive grammar structures [4] & academic words [15]. Ask students to explain why the grammar has been used.

Dictation

It has been argued that the 2008 Financial Crisis was significantly derived from insufficient sub-prime mortgage banking policies. The evidence was established through an interpretation of many variables and bank procedures, which identified a lack of legislation and inability to regulate innovative banking practice. The banking sector is now being regulated by the Economic Authority of Fair Trade to provide improved money lending formulas, principles and transparency.

Author: Wilson, C (2017) Academic English UK……              

ANSWERS

Highlighted: Passive grammar structures & Academic words (AWL 1)

It has been argued that the 2008 Financial Crisis was significantly derived from insufficient sub-prime mortgage banking policies. The evidence was established through an interpretation of many variables and bank procedures, which identified a lack of legislation and the inability to regulate innovative banking practice. The banking sector is now being regulated by the Economic Authority of Fair Trade to provide improved money lending formulas, principles and transparency.

Free Dictogloss: Financial Crisis 2008 

The causes of the Financial Crisis and new regulation that has been implemented to prevent future crashes. Focus areas: Passive structures / academic Words (AWL 1) Level: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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1.Globalisation 2.Gig Economy 3.Fair Trade 4.CSR 5.HRM 6.Academic English 7.Critical Thinking 8.Plagiarism 9.Climate Change 10.Food Security 11. Evolution. 12. GMOs 13. Obesity 14. Procrastination 15. Noise Pollution 16.Artificial Intelligence (A.I)

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Dictogloss: Artificial Intelligence [A.I] 

A definition of artificial Intelligence which includes key sources and the two main classifications.. Example  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Dictogloss: Academic English

What is academic English? What is generally considered academic English in skills and language. Key language areas: phrases most people agree / academic English terminology. Level: ***** [C1] / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Dictogloss: Climate Change

The general opinion on Climate Change, the causes and the evidence. Key language areas: present tenses / Climate Change terminologyLevel: ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Dictogloss: Critical Thinking

The basic history of critical thinking, the main words associated with it and its importance.Key Language: Verb + noun collocations / critical thinking terminologyLevel: ***** [C1]   TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Dictogloss: Corporate Social Responsibility [CSR]

The rationale for CSR in companies. Its potential, construction and limitations. Key language areas would for future / academic words (AWL 2)Level: ***** [B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Dictogloss: Economic Inequality 

A definition of Economic Inequality that explains the two key parameters and key terms connected to these. Example  Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Dictogloss: Evolution

The origins of evolution, its claims and evidence. Includes a note on Creationism. Key language areas: key reporting verbs / evolution terminologyLevel: ***** [B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Dictogloss: Fair Trade

What is the Fair Trade? How fair Trade is achieved and the elements it addresses. Key language areas:adjective + noun collocations / Fairtrade terminology. Level: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Dictogloss: Food Security

A definition of food security, the main causes and strategies to male food secure. Key language areas: structure language / consequential termsLevel: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Dictogloss: The Gig Economy

What is the Gig Economy?  The five main markets of the economy and the main drivers. Key language areas: noun phrases / formal academic verbsLevel: ***** [B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Dictogloss: Globalisation

What is globalisation? Its effects, the main drivers & four main elements of selling in a globalised market. Key language areas: noun / adjective + preposition + -ing forms / economics terminology Level: ***** [B2/C1]  /  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

 

Dictogloss: GMOs [Genetically Modified Organisms]

What are GMOs? How they are created and there main advantages. Key language areas: passive forms / GMO terminologyLevel: ***** [B2/C1]   / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

Dictogloss: Human Resource Management [HRM]

Human Resources Management main concerns, engagements and primary responsibilities. Key language areas: verb or noun + preposition / employment terminologyLevel: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Dictogloss: Noise Pollution

A definition of noise pollution, the main sources associated with it and the key detrimental health effects. Example / More lessons on noise pollution. Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Dictogloss: Obesity

A definition of obesity, the major risk factors and the fundamental causes. Key language areas: gerunds (ing forms) / obesity terminologyLevel: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Dictogloss: Academic plagiarism

A definition of plagiarism, the different forms of plagiarism and custom essay writing services. Key language areas: gerunds (ing forms) / plagiarism terminology. Example / More lessons on Plagiarism Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Dictogloss: Procrastination

A definition of academic procrastination that includes two established scholars in the field and the two forms of procrastination.  Example /  More lessons on procrastination / Level: ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

 

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16x Dictogloss Lessons

1.Globalisation 2.Gig Economy 3.Fair Trade 4.CSR 5.HRM 6.Academic English 7.Critical Thinking 8.Plagiarism 9.Climate Change 10.Food Security 11. Evolution. 12. GMOs 13. Obesity 14. Procrastination 15. Noise Pollution 16.Artificial Intelligence (A.I)

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