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What is the most popular newspaper in your country?
Has the Internet replaced newspapers?

Dictagloss Exercise

It's best to work with someone else on this exercise

You are going to listen to a short passage about newspapers.
Here are some of the words you will hear. You can double click on a word for its definition

worthless, treasure, to find out, forecast, real estate, entertainment, to wrap up, mine

Play the passage 2 or 3 times making notes but don't just reproduce it.
Then, together, discuss your notes and agree on a re-construction of the passage without listening again.
This is not a dictation; you are not expected to reproduce the passage exactly.
The idea is that your writing is grammatically correct and conveys the meaning of the passage.
When you have submitted your text press on the button below to see the original passage.

In English the modal verbs 'can' and 'may' are often used to give permission and also to suggest a way to do something.

Each sentence below is the answer to a question. Read and decide if the verb is to give permission or to suggest something.

Click on the question to see an answer.