Dictation (Latin dicto “to dictate” from dicere “to speak”) is a type of teaching correct writing to consolidate skills and test students’ knowledge when learning a language. In this case, the teacher slowly reads (speaks), and the student writes down his words by ear. Used in teaching spelling and punctuation marks. Excerpts from works of fiction are most often used as data for reading.
Distinguish between teaching and control dictations. Educational dictation can be warning, commentary, or explanatory. During the warning dictation, spelling and punctuation marks are explained before writing the text, during a commented dictation – during the recording, with explanatory – after.
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In the United States, there are national championships among schoolchildren in English spelling – “Spelling Bee”. Children are invited to indicate all the letters that make up a certain word. The tournament is held until all participants, except one, make at least one mistake in the next word.