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    Clickable dictation at various speeds is available at the bottom of this page. The transcript of the dictation appears here as well.

    We are not quite done withthe Shorterhand series just yet so here's more material from there. Again, this is easy stuff, folks! Push to write it faster than for "reulgar" material.

Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 98, 103, 109

Speed Building Practice

Gentlemen:  We were not expecting to receive the shipment of goods that we ordered on January 25 until the end of February.  We are therefore placed in the position of having to keep those goods in storage until such time as they can be put on sale.  Under the circumstances, we cannot make our regular payment until the beginning of March.
            We would also like to exchange two of the boxes in the shipment as we indicated to you by telephone yesterday.  We have told our buyers not to make any purchases until further notice form our main office.  Yours truly,

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Gentlemen:  We are planning to put an advertisement in your paper during the first two days of next week.  We shall probably wish to place another advertisement towards the end of the following week.  We would, therefore, like to know what the cost of the advertisement would be and how many readers the advertisement would be expected to reach.
            The size of our advertisement will be governed by our opinion as to the number of readers that we feel have been influenced by the advertisements.  If these advertisements provide the number of replies that we are expecting, we shall be glad to place many more advertisements in the near future.  Very truly yours,

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Dear Sir: We have had a great deal of difficulty in improving our production during the last two months.  In particular, we do not seem able to keep up with the needs of our customers, although we have many of our employees working overtime.
            We do not wish to make any special changes in our production methods because of the character of our work and the fact that, in general, demand for our products does not remain steady during the year.  However, if we are not capable of improving production, we may lose some of our customers. Your truly,

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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"!

Dictation Practice:
    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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