Clickable dictation at various speeds is available at the bottom of this page. The transcript of the dictation appears here as well.
Happy new year! This has been the strangest year ever in my recollection. Let's hope that things improve dramatically and rapidly so we can all get back to the things and people we love.
Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 165, 171, and 176
Speed Building Practice
Gentlemen: We must inform you that your mortgage will have to be renewed at this time. In order to obtain a renewal of the mortgage, it will be necessary for you to make a minimum payment of $10,000 and to make some improvements in the building itself. These improvements in the building would include mechanical work as well as several items that are necessary because of neglect on the part of the previous owners.
We are sending you by messenger a complete list of the improvements that will have to be made in the building in order to obtain a renewal of the mortgage. Very truly yours,
Instructions for Self-Dictation Practice:
Copy and paste the above article into a word-processing document, using double or triple spacing and 12- or 14-pitch type.
As always, be sure to check your shorthand dictionary for correct outlines before "drilling"!
Note that the material was counted and recorded for dictation at 100; all other speeds were copied from the 100 take and electronically adjusted and may therefore sound unusual.
The dictation material above is copyrighted, all rights reserved.