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Each Diktee is meant to be listened to, and written down. Then, once you are comfortable that you have done your best to interpret the spelling of what you heard, you go on to see the spelling.
This exercise is meant to train your ear to form the correct words based on the sounds. It is not important to understand all you hear. Once you are good, you should be able to construct words correctly that you do not understand.
• Select a diktee from the list
• Listen closely to the recording and write down what you hear. (For now, write it in any word processing program (even Notepad).
• Go on to the VERGELYK (compare) page and compare what you wrote with the official text.
You will find the exercise helps you to see how close you match the expected experience. Areas that will improve will be your understanding of pronunciation and spelling and the meaning of words and sentences. Sometimes one word will be a blob of sound, but as you get the rest of the sentence, the blob dissolves and you know what it is.
Diktee is a great listening execise.