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Dictagloss 1_20 Man in space

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Dictagloss Exercise

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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

flight, folk, throughout, to perform, to name in honour of,

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 Past Simple tense is used to describe something that started and finished in the past.

Regular verbs add 'ed' to the infinitive to change to the Past Simple

Unfortunately many verbs ar irregular, for example to go becomes 'went'

Write down the Past Simple of each verb below.