Clickable dictation at various speeds is available at the bottom of this page. The transcript of the dictation appears here as well.
There was a time I would NEVER use standard dictation letters for this section of the site. But, it seems, I'm running low on dictation material and don't wish to repeat what has been used in the past. So, forgive me. This material is relatively easy. In other words, you should be able to take it faster than your usual speed, so PUSH to get it all. Always remember, if you can't read it back accurately, you're scribbling and that's is REALLY BAD!
Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 2, 8, and 14
Dear Sir: We were informed by your representative that you are putting up a new building which will have stores as well as offices. We would be interested in taking a substantial amount of space so that we can move our main office to your new building.
Would you please send us more information about the cost of the offices, together with the dates on which these offices are expected to be ready. 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.
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