Welcome to Speed Dictations
Welcome to Speed Dictations - a part of the Teeline Online group.
If you are looking just for dictations to practise your shorthand, stenography or speed writing, we offer dictations ranging from 30 words per minute (wpm) to 120 words per minute (wpm). Our dictations are classified easy, medium and hard and range from 1 minute through to 4 minutes. There are around 25 dictations at each speed. As you go through the increased speeds, the amount of words in each passage will increase and therefore you will be adding new words to your dictation.
You can use these dictations to help you build up your dictation speeds gradually, you can use them to test yourself, help prepare for your forthcoming exams.
The dictations range from news articles, excerpts from books, correspondence and items of general interest.
Here are some examples of our dictations:
- The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (4 minutes 30wpm) : play dictation
- Car Damage (1 minute 100wpm) : play dictation
These dictations are brought to you by Teeline Online - an approved and trusted organisation who provide an online learning resource for those who wish to learn Teeline shorthand. This site is provided as an extra resource to those who now want to build up their speeds.
Please read our terms and conditions before you register. By registering it is assumed that you have read and agree to our terms and conditions.
Access to our dictations is for members only. Members of Teeline Online will receive free access to this site (Silver members please note free access is only available until 31st August 2012) visit www.teelineshorthand.org for more information.
If you are not a member of Teeline Online but would like to register for our unlimted dictations please click on the buy now button below. Please note, upon making payment you will receive an email, which may take up to 24 hours to arrive with your log in details. Please check your spam box - if you have not received this email within 24 hours please use the enquiry form below to contact us with your PayPal transaction number and we will resend these to you. Please ensure you read our terms and conditions before purchasing. By clicking on the buy now button you are confirming that you have read and agree to our terms and conditions
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If you are already a Gold or Platinum member of Teeline Online and would like access to the dictations site, this is available to you free of charge. Please go to the Teeline Lessons webpage and use the link at the top of the page to contact us. You will need to ensure that you provide either your membership number or PayPal transaction number when you joined in order that we can send you the log in details to this site, which are different from the lessons site.
Once you have paid for your membership you will receive an email (this can take up to 24 hours) sent to the email address you entered alongside of your payment with PayPal. If you do not receive this within 24 hours please check your 'spam' mail and deleted items. You can use the enquiry form below to contact us should your joining instructions not have arrived after this time.
If you want to improve your Teeline shorthand skills we offer a number of online courses that may help you. Please check them out here www.teelineshorthand.org
Practise practise practise
The best way to improve and build your speeds is to keep practising. The more you practise the quicker you will increase your speed. Once you are confident with the dictations we have prepared for you there are many other ways you can keep practising. Listening to the radio/television/audio books and writing as many words as you can. Don't worry if you don't get them all down - if you miss the odd word you can probably tell from the context of the sentence what the missing word should be when you come to transcribe your shorthand. Try to practise at least 30 minutes each day - even when you are watching the television.
We recommend you use a reporters spiral bound notebook with lines. Use a pen or pencil - whichever you feel most comfortable with.
All around you can find opportunities to practise your dictations. Turn on the radio - try to take dictation of the news and discussion programmes. Listen to songs and try to write down the lyrics. Television programmes - especially debating programmes are useful for getting a good range of words and trying to write these in your shorthand. Audio books are also a good resource to use - as well as enjoying the content you are also practising your outlines. Telephone messages, shopping lists, to do lists - write them all in shorthand. When at meetings or lectures try and imagine the words being said in Teeline outlines - especially if you don't find the content very riveting and are tending to let your mind wander!
Do you want feedback?
If you want to continue learning Teeline or feel that you need to improve - then you can join our Teeline Lessons Online. www.teelineshorthand.org out what options that are available to you. Our gold and platinum level courses include feedback on how you are doing
Anything else we can help with?
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