DICTATION FOR OCTOBER 5th
The family is having a healthy lunch.
Mother is cooking fish with vegetables.
The boys don´t like vegetables.
They like junk food.
The haunted house was an old scary place. They opened the door quietly. They looked around everything was old and broken. No one lived there. They looked in all the rooms downstairs, but they didn´t find any treasure, Tom and Huck went upstairs and looked around. "Sh"! said Tom.
The Pied Piper was a strange looking man. He wore a tall, pointed hat and a long flowing cape. He played a long, shiny flute. The Piper began to play in a town square. Rats came running from everywhere. They came out of the houses and shopsl The Pied Piper played up and down the streets. Everywhere he went, the rats followed him. He led the rats to the river. The rats all jumped into the river and drowned. The people cheered. They were happy to be rid of the rats.
There are fashions, today that we associate only with women or only with men and some for both, such as t-shirts and jeans. But were certain fashions always associated only with men or only with women? Today, in western countries, the colour pink is associated with baby girls and blue with boys. These colours were not used in this way until the 1920s. Today high heels are associated with women, but they were first worn by men. Louis XIV of France a very short person, started the fashion. It was only later that high heels were worn by women. As for perfume, it was used by men more than women at one time. Roman soldiers wore perfume and even perfumed their horses and dogs!
DICTATIONS FOR OCTOBER 12th
Today is Peter´s birthday.
He is eight years old.
He has got lots of presents and a cake with eight candles.
Peter is very happy.
On Saturday morning a big boat took Becky, Tom and their friends down the river. There was no mothers, fathers but only a few older boys and girls who were about eighteen years old. The boys and girls played games and at lunchtime everyone ate good food and the big birthday cake
In some countries people have a sweet breakfast. In Portugal and Spain, they have sweet pastries. In England it´s toast, butter, and marmalade. They also have orange juice and some cereal with milk like people in the US. Some countries have small breakfast . In other countries like Sweeden, Denmark, and Russia, they have a big breakfast with cheese, bread, cold meat, fish, and eggs. In many other countries, breakfast is the same as other meals. People have lamb or fish and rice for breakfast!
In the past , schools were very different to today. Poor children didn´t always go to school. Often they worked in factories because their families needed the money. Girls sometimes didn´t go to school or if they did, they went to schools that were only for girls where boys couldn´t go.
The classrooms in the past looked different too because there were no computers. But some things were the same - children sat at desks and looked at what the teacher wrote on the board. The subjets were the same too - children learnt maths, English and science.
Charlie Chaplin was one of the first international film stars.
Between 1914 and 1967, he made dozens of comedy films that people around the world enjoyed and he became very rich. It was a big change from his childhood when he, his brother and his mother were living in London without much money.
Chaplin was born in England but moved to America at the age or 23. He was part of comedy show that appeared in theatres around the country, He became very popular for his physical comedy. People loved the way he fell, rolled and jumped on stage, while the other actors tried to sing songs or do other acts.
Dictation for Friday October 19th
The dancer is smiling at the soldier.
A boy and a girl are playing next to the river.
They put the soldier in a boat.
he is very sad.
We were lost for a long time and we were hungry and scared. Then I remembered the string in my pocket. I used the long string to help me. I went down many tunnels and I always went back to the string. Then I found another entrance to the cave. It was small and it was near the river.
Breakfast is different around the world. In some countries people have a sweet breakfast. In Portugal and Spain, they have sweet pastries. In England it´s toast, butter and marmalade. They also have orange juice and some cereal with milk, like people in USA.
Some countries have a small breakfast. In other countries, like Sweeden, Denmark and Russia, they have a big breakfast with cheese, bread, cold meat , fish and eggs. In many other countries, breakfast is the same as other meals. People have lamb or fish and rice for breakfast.
VERB LIST from "BE" to "KEEP"
It might be time to laugh more because guess what? Laughter can be good for you! When we feel unhappy, it affects our bodies. We don´t seem to have any energy, and we notice any pain we have more. Being down even affects the way we sit - our head and shoulders drop and we don´t feel like doing anything. Researchers have found that having a sense of humour doesn´t just make you feel better. It also has a positive effect on your body! So how doesit work?