Dictagloss 1_19 Daily Print
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Has the Internet replaced newspapers?
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.
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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.
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