For this item type you hear a short sentence. Type the sentence into the response box at the bottom of the screen.

Important: The audio begins to play automatically. You are only able to listen to the audio recording once.

While the audio is playing, you can take notes on the erasable noteboard provided. Remember to check your spelling.

Some helpful tips

Type as many correct words as you can remember into the response box in the correct order

You will score points for every correct word that you write in the response box. If you can remember a word but you are not sure where it goes in the sentence, use your knowledge of English grammar to help you decide:

How is this question scored?

Your response for Write from Dictation is your ability to understand and remember a sentence you hear, and then write it exactly as you hear it using correct spelling Your score on Write from dictation is based on the following factor:

Content: Does your response include all the words in the sentence and only these words? Content is scored by counting the number of correct words in your response.

If all the words are right and spelled correctly, you receive the maximum score points for this question type. If one or more words are incorrect, partial credit scoring applies.

Things to note:

  • This question type affects the scoring of listening and writing.
  • Your speaking skills are not tested by this question type, and your reading skills are only used to read the instructions.

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