English Dictations

August
August was named after the Roman Emperor Augustus.
It has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as July, which was named after Julius Caesar.
In a leap year August begins on the same day of the week as February.
In the UK there is a bank holiday on the last Monday in August.
Traditionally many businesses close on bank holidays.

The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom is a small country.
It’s in Europe.
Germany is in Europe too.
Your teacher is an English teacher in Germany.
She’s British.
She’s from Derby.
Derby is a big city in England.
Mr Smith is an English teacher too, but he’s not British.
He’s American.
He’s from Washington.

Morning Routine
Before Mr Bean has a shower, he brushes his teeth.
After he has a shower, he gets dressed.
Before he goes downstairs, he combs his hair.
After he goes downstairs, he switches on the radio.
Before he makes a pot of tea, he boils the kettle.

Mr Bean’s Preferences
Mr Bean likes coffee, but he doesn’t like tea.
He likes fruit, but he doesn’t like vegetables.
He likes going to the theatre, but he doesn’t like going to the cinema.
He enjoys teaching English, but he doesn’t like marking homework.
Mr Bean likes surfing the internet, but he doesn’t like using chat rooms.

Mr Bean’s Working Day
Mr Bean works at a school near his house.
He’s there from 9 o’clock to 4 o’clock, Monday to Friday.
He usually gets home from school at about 4.30 and has a snack.
In the afternoon he goes for a walk with his dog.
Mr Bean teaches English and he’s a very good teacher.

Mr Bean’s Holiday
Mr Bean is going on holiday this year.
What do you think he’s going to do?
He’s not going to rest and relax.
He’s going to learn how to swim.
He’s going to write everyone a postcard.

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