PART 1 DICTATION 10 MIN
Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times: During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.
Dreams are expressions of thoughts, feelings and events/ that pass through our mind while we are sleeping./ People dream about one to two hours each night./ We may have four to seven dreams in one night. /Everybody dreams, but only some people remember their dreams./ The word “dream” comes from an old word in English. / It means “joy” and “music”./
Our dreams often include all the senses—smells, sounds, sights, and tastes./ We dream in color and sometimes we dream the same dream over and over again./ These repeated dreams are often unpleasant . / They may even be nightmares—frightening bad dreams. /
Artists, writers and scientists sometimes get ideas from dreams./ For example, a singer awakened one day with the music for the song Yesterday in his head./ A writer had a very strong dream about a scientist/using a machine to make a creature come alive.