Basic Dictations
Basic Dictations

Basic Dictations

A Listening/Speaking Text for Beginner ESL Students



160 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $28.00 (US $28.00) (CA $38.00)

Publication Date: February 2013

ISBN 9780866473477

Price: $28.00


Basic Dictations features 58 photocopiable lessons specifically designed for beginning level students. These interactive activities not only teach the language but also help introduce students to new countries and cultures. Four kinds of dictations are included: partial, pair, prediction, and dictogloss, plus 18 additional listening activities. An (optional) downloadable audio program is available for Basic Dictations. Visit for more details.

Author Biography

Catherine Sadow, co-author (along with Judy DeFilippo) of Basic Dictations, taught at Northeastern University for 24 years has co--authored of 7 ESL books. Students from beginning to advanced levels often told her that "listening" was the most difficult problem for them in trying to speak English. With that challenge in mind, from 1987 (Talk Radio) to 2015 (Great Dictations), Catherine created effective and interesting listening activities which resulted in books for all levels. Catherine began her ESL career at Brookline, MA Adult Education while completing an MA in TESL at Boston University. Although officially retired, she continues to teach ESL classes as a volunteer in Brookline to adults studying English.