Dealing with Natural Disasters: Listen and Write

One way to improve your writing is to listen to someone reading an academic piece of writing and writing down what they say. This exercise is called dictation. Listen to someone reading a paragraph from their academic essay about dealing with natural distasters and write down what they say. This will test your ability to

  • listen and write down the correct words
  • listen and write down the correct grammar
  • spell words correctly
  • to punctuate your writing with commas and full stops in the right place

Listen and Write Down

Listen to the recording below and write down what you hear. Post your writing in the comments box below to compare with other students.

The Best Way to Deal with Natural Disasters

Natural Disaster = tsunami, typhoon, earthquake etc

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Comments

  1. damilola kendall says:

    strengthing community capacity to prevent and cope with natural disasters is the best way to save lives and better protect livelihoods and also preventing such shocks from crippling development in the poorest countries. early warning and actions are more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. in other words, public money has four times more humanitarian impact on preparations, risk reduction rather than reliefs

  2. Muna Omer says:

    Hello Liz,

    The recording is speaking too fast. I cannot write and listen at the same time! What should I do?

    • This is a practice for taking notes, not an IELTS practice. Making notes, doesn’t mean writing each word. It is about writing down the main words and then reproducing the paragraph as accurately as possible.

  3. Kamela Bullari says:

    strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from creepling development within the poorest countries early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster responce and saved more lives per pound spent in other words, public money spend four times as much humanitarian impact if spending onpreparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items

  4. Strengthening, community, capacity,
    To prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save live
    And better protect lively hood.
    As well as prevent such choke From corbeling development with in the poorest countries.
    Early wring and early action, is more Cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more live per bound spent
    Public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact, If spending in preparation in risk reduction Rather than in relive items.

  5. Strengthening, Community, Capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods’ as well as; prevent such shocks from creping development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more, cost effective; than traditional disaster response, and saves’ for lives per pound spent. In order words, Public money buys; four times as much humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk reduction ,rather on relief items.

  6. Hasong Jeong says:

    Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with impact of disasters is concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent shot shocks crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  7. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with impact of disasters is a concrete way save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  8. Dear Mam liz
    Should I pause at some time and write down the words I have heard or should I continue listening and.write down the words which I have heard and dismiss those which are not heard.
    Sorry for.My bad English

    • This is just a practice exercise and not an IELTS exercise. You can use it in any way you want. Mostly it is used as a practice for note taking.

  9. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent such shocks in crippling the development of the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much of humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather on relief items.

  10. community capacity to prevent encope with impact of disaster
    is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelyhoods
    as well as prevent suck from crippling development withing the
    poorest countries, early worning and early action is more cost
    affective than traditional disaster response and save more lives
    per pound spent, in other words, more money, public money buys
    four times as much humanitarian impact in spending on properation
    and risk reduction rather than unrelieved items

  11. I’m understanding enough but can not write down at the time of recording. What can I do now

    • This is not an IELTS lessons. This is just a practice to improve listening and grammar. Make notes as you listen and then reconstruct the full passage. Listen a couple of times.

  12. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cost with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than lives per pound spent. In other words public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact spending in preparation and risk education rather than on relief items.

  13. SAN THIDAR WIN says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope disaster.It is the concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods. As well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster responses and save more lives per pound spend. In other words, public money by full time as much humanitarian impact is spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  14. Noreen Borromeo says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  15. Javier Caballero says:

    Dear Liz, Thanks a lot. You are doing a great job with us. Thank you so much

  16. Javier Caballero says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives, and better protect livelihood; as well as prevent such shocks from creeping development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response, and save more lives per pound expend. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if expending on preparation and risk prevention, rather than on relive items.

    • Very well done – just a couple of small errors. Check the full transcript which I posted in one of the comments boxes.

  17. strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disastrous is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crebeling development within the poorest countries. early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disastrous response and save lives pop out spends. in other word, public money buies four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items

  18. Pratiksha M Gajjar says:

    They talk about natural disaster like earth quack, land scap etc. Its became unbalancing of nature and unbalancing action on the earth. It was most off effect of poor country.

  19. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from creepling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  20. Hi Liz this is my work.
    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact to disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from cripling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives profound spent. In other words public money buy four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation rather than on relief items.”
    I know I’m kinda late but i just want to post it…

    • I’m glad students are still practicing this exercise. You’ll find the transcript in one of the comments boxes that I posted so you can check your accuracy. I must post another one of these exercises in the future.

  21. Strengthening community capacity to prevent in cope with the disastrous is a concrete way to save a live and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shot from crippling development within in poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disastrous points and saves more lives per pound spent, in other words, public money by its four times is as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on the relief items.

  22. Liz i thinking recording is too speed do we have to note down all by playing recording just ones..? I find it extremely difficult.

  23. Kenechukwu says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. in other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  24. Strengthening community capacity, to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives and better livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crumpling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys 4 times as much humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on a relief items.

    *not sure of crippling or crumpling

    • You’ve done well. Check your answer with mine which I posted on one of the comments boxes on this page. Also make sure you don’t use numbers when you write – use words “four”.

  25. Hi Liz,
    Thank you making such listening exercises on your blog. It is really useful.
    This is my answer to your dictation exercise.

    Strengthening community capacity, to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action, is more effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending in preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  26. Suraj Binnu says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect the livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is most cost effective than traditional disasters response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words public money buys four times much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  27. Strengthening community capacatiy to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods. As well as prevent such shocks crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response, and saves more lives per pound spent, in other words, public money buys four times as much huminatarian impact, if spending on preparation and rick reduction rather on relief items.

    • Check your spelling with the answer I’ve posted in one of the comments boxes.

      • Strengthen community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is the concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood. As well as prevent such shocks for crippling development with in poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more life per pound spent. In other words public money buy four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  28. Mariana says:

    ???? community capacity to prevet and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livehoods, as well as preventes such shocks from cripping development within the poorest countries. Earli warning and early action is more cost efffectve than traditional dissaters rrsponse and save more lives per pound spent. In other wirds, public money buys four times as much humanitariam impact is spending on preparation and risck reduction rather than on ?? itens.

    • A good try. Check your spelling. See the answer which is posted in one of the comments boxes by myself.

  29. Temitope Ajose says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives propound spent. Inotherwords , public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than unrelief items.

  30. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent some shocks from creeping development within the poorest countries . Early warning and early action is more costly effective than traditional disaster responses and saves more lives propound spent. In other words, public money buys four-times as much as humanitarian’s impact is spending on preparation and rescue reduction rather than on the live items.

  31. Paula Gutierrez says:

    Dear Liz, I have checked almost whole your web site, very useful, helpful and good support for all of us, so THANK YOU for that!
    My answer, after listening several times.:
    “Strengthening Community Capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters”. It’s a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from croupulling developments to countries. Early morning and early action is more cause effective than traditional disasters responds and safe more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money by four times as much humanitarian impact spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than unrelief items.

    Warm regards
    Paula Gutierrez

    • A good try. Be careful with capital letters. I posted the full transcript in one of the comments boxes on this page – take a look.

  32. Thanks alot , you are very helpful . i have an exam next weak and only i study what you say in this sit

  33. I can’t write so fast! Is it effective to replay many times?

    • This is just a practice exercise. Listen as often as you want. It is to give you an idea of your ability to take notes and your grammar in reproducing sentences.

  34. Liz thank you so much)

  35. strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such sharks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact, if spending on operation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  36. I wish I could see someone who listens and simultaneously writes down. It very difficult guys. Is not it?

  37. Dear Miss Liz,
    Is this type of question , we can find in the exam ?
    It is very hard

  38. hi liz,

    howz the marking or points considered for this particular?
    I am not able to write down the whole dictation. is there a half marks?

    regards
    savitha

  39. Dear Madam, This is my Script Please check. Currently i am following your blog its quite awesome.
    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction, rather than on relief items.”

    Please assist me is it right.

  40. strengthening community, capacity to prevent imcope with impact of disasters, to save lives and protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks and make development within poorest countries.
    early warning and action are more effective than traditional disasters responds, save more lives and spends. in other words, public money is by 4 times humanitarien impact rather than release item

  41. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent.
    In other words, public money buy four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending in preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  42. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and co-op with the impact of disasters as a concreate way to save lives and better protect lively hoods. As well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  43. suzan sharaf says:

    Strengthening , community , capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives and better protect lively hoods ,as well as , prevent such shocks from crebiling developing within divorced countries .
    Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response ,as saves more lives per pound spent.
    in other words, public money buys four times as much human impact if spending of preparation a risk reduction rather than an relief items.

  44. Self-Corrections : Risk of reduction,
    saves more lives per pound spent,
    cost-effective

    • Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with an impact of disaster is to save life and protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks and crippling development within the poorest countries. Early morning and early action is most cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent.
      In other words, public money by four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather on relief items.

  45. Strengthening community,capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money by four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk of production rather than on relief items.

  46. Narayan Pokhrel says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well prevent such shocks from crippling development within the forest countries.Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pounds spent.In other words,public money by four times humanitarian impact if spending in preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief reduction.

  47. mary ann r. medrano says:

    Strengthening community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is the concrete ways to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the forest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disasters response and saves more lives per pounds spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  48. Blessy Sen says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development withing foreign countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact in spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  49. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more costeffective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per Pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than relief items.

    • Very good. Check the answer which I posted in one of the comments boxes.
      All the best
      Liz

      • Samuele Bruno says:

        Strengtheling community capacity to prevent and cope with a impact of disasters.
        Is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest
        countries.Early warning and early action is more cost effective then traditional disaster response and saves more lives pour Pound spent.
        In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk-reduction rather then on
        relief items.
        Thank you Liz
        Bruno.

  50. strengthening community capacity to prevent in cope with impact of the disaster is a concrete way to save life and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from …development within the poor countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effected traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. In the other words, public money buys forth times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation risk reduction rather than on belief itiems.

  51. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives, better protect livelihood and prevent such shocks from crippling development in poor countries. Early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response, it saves more lives-per-pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much as humanitarian impact, if spent in preparation risk-reduction rather than relief items.

  52. Strenthening community,capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries.Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per Pound spent. In other words, public money buys 4 times as much humanatarain impact, if spending on preaparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  53. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and coop with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives, and better protect lively hood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development with in the poorest countries.
    Early warning and action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public ,money buys four times as much as humanaterian impact spending on preparation and risk, rather than on relief items.

  54. Hi,
    I heard all the vocabulary well, but I have difficulties on how to write it faster with your speech.
    Also, I have more spelling mistakes because I need to write the remaining words faster and hear all of the recording .
    What should I do?

  55. Hi Liz,

    I am so angry with me cause i couldn’t write anything 🙁 what do you think how hard will it be for me to reach the level that the other students are?

  56. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is (why not using “are” over here) more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves (likewise,could I use “save”?) more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

    Cheers, Liz.

  57. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disaster is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective and saves more lives whole pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  58. Manikumar says:

    Strengthening community and capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihood as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent. In other words public money raise 4 times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather on relief items.

  59. Hi Liz,

    If i have written cost effective instead of cost-effective. would be it be right or wrong?

    Thanks
    Akriti

  60. nico rodriguez says:

    I cant keep up! The words used are very long and what I had written were like a scribble. Im going to have my IELTS exam in a month. Thanks anyway for this exercise

  61. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction, rather than on relief items.

    * I listened to it for about 3 times. -_- thanks though. this one is tough. I’m glad IELTS does not impose this kind of test.

  62. Pretty good website.
    Here’s my transcript. A bit worried about the test the day after tomorrow:-(
    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with an impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives better protect lively hoods, as well as prevent sock-shots from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response, and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money by full times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief item

  63. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and * with the impacts of disasters is a conquest way to save lives and better protects livelihood as well as prevent such short from * development within the poorest country. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional * response and save more life per pound spent. In others * public money by four times as much * impacts is spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

    P/S: I think there will be some mistakes because this is the first time I have to practice both listening, thinking and writing down.
    However, thank you for your useful website. Hope to see more videos and lessons from you.

  64. Thanks

    You do big efforts helpping people learning E

  65. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protected livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and save more lives per pound spent.In another words, public money buys 4 times as humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on the relief items.

    • At a quick glance, I can see one grammar error but you will need to check. The answer is provided in the comments section.
      All the best
      Liz

  66. Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as prevent such shocks from crippling developments within the poorest countries.
    Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent.
    In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  67. Dear Liz
    I am from Iran and currently living in India. I have found your website EXCELLENT source for IELTS study.
    thanks so much for all your effort 🙂
    Sanaz

  68. Dear Liz,
    I salute you for the glorious job ever I have seen in IELTS pages.

    I am from Melbourne, and really your tips are helping me out the tension of a good score in IELTS.

    By that way, I post any piece of writing task, may i request for your comment on or recommend me in order for a better score in my exam.

    Yours sincerely,
    Ara

    • Hi Ara, unfortuately it is no longer possible to get feedback on writing on my blog. However, at the end of the month I will post an essay question and I invite students to post their essays. I usually comment on the top 4 or 5.
      All the best
      Liz

  69. kim kerkhof says:

    Hello Liz,

    I found your guiding webpage yesterday and I´m happy to get an idea of the IELTS test.
    I do understand most of the spoken, but I am realy stuggeling with the speed of the dictation as i cant write that quick. My question is, weather this speed is common in the test?
    Thank you for your answer.
    Kim

    • There is no dictation in IELTS. This is just a practice lesson to develop your writing skills. Listen to it as many times as you need.
      Liz

  70. Strengthening, community, capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a conquered way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as ,prevent such shocks from crippling developments with in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys for times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than relief items.

    • It’s good but there are some issues with punctuation. I posted the complete transcript in the comments box. So, take a look through the comments to find the answer.
      Liz

  71. Hi Liz

    I would like to know about sollution essay question. i find there if it is given in question only sollution, we should write only sollution? Can you give me some useful information.

    • Yes, that’s right. It is essential that you follow the instructions completely and only do what you are told to do. If you are asked for solutions and nothing more, then that’s what you give.
      Liz

  72. Strengthening community and capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters.It’s a concrete way to save lives and better to protect livelihoods as well as prevents such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries.Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional response and saves more lives per pounds spends.In other words, public money by four time as much humanitarian impact spending om preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items

  73. Hi Liz.
    Thank you very much assistance for us to go for our goals. Would appreciate if you can go through below and let me know whether all okay ? If not please guide me to common section to check it. Also Im planing to sit for IELTS coming Saturday but Im not ready with writing part. Do you think you have time to check my homework ?
    Thanks in advance !

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent in corp with impact with disasters. Is a concrete way to save lives and better protect lively hood. As well as prevent such shocks from crypling. development with in the poorest countries.
    Early warning and the early action is more cost efective than traditional disaster responds and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words public money by 4 times as much humanitarian impact is spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

    • The answer for this has already been posted in the comments section of this page. Please take a look.
      All the best
      Liz

  74. Hi Liz this was a very helpful practice. Thank you so much. This is what I wrote:
    Strengthening community capacity to proventing hope with the impact of disasters is a conqureit way to save lives and better protect livelyhood. As well as prevent szch shocks from kreepolling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives… poumd spent. In other words public money by is more times empact if spending on preparation and risk reduction other than relief items.

    • It’s good. Check your spelling though. I posted the full transcript (the answer) in the comments section.
      All the best
      Liz

  75. mohamed says:

    How many times can I repeat the record ? It’s very hard to write it from the first time or I have a big problem !!

    • You can repeat it as many times as you want. This is only a practice exercise to help you build your listening and writing skills (as well as test your vocabulary).
      Liz

  76. Anandita Rizki says:

    Here what I’ve heard :
    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete ways to safe life and better protect livelihood as well as prevents such shocks from *** development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more life ****. In other words, public money *** four times as much humanitarian impact spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief item.

    • That’s quite good. Check my answer to see where you have gone wrong. I posted the answer in the comments of this page.
      All the best
      Liz

  77. Please keep posting such dictation lessons regularly.

    • Hi,

      Yes, I will try and post one every two weeks if I get the chance. Thanks for letting me know it was useful.
      All the best
      Liz

  78. Thank you liz I really enjoyed the lesson and Ilike the idea of posting more similar lessons .its a creative way to improve our writing
    Though I had to play the recording a cable of to time but eventually I got wright a part from to speeling mistakes. . (Livelyhood ) instead of ( livelihood) and ( relieve ) relief ..

    I cant thank you enough

  79. Here is the full transcript. You all did exceptionally well so next time I post this type lesson I might make it more difficult 🙂

    “Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction, rather than on relief items.”

    This lesson was suggested by a student called Ali. If you have other ideas for lessons which you would like, please let me know and I’ll do my best to organise them.
    Regards
    Liz

  80. The transcript that I could catch :

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods, as well as , prevents such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  81. Hi liz, I write what I heard. I hope it won”t sounds funny :))

    Strengthening community copacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrate way to save lives, and better protect livelihood. As well as, prevent such shocks from q****** development within the poorest countries.
    Early warning and early action is more cost affective than traditional disaster response and save more lives P**** spent.
    in other word, puplic money pays four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on popretion and risk duction rather than on relief items .

    • That’s a very good try. You’ve got a lot right. The word “livelihood” is quite hard so well done to get that right. “concrate” should be “concrete”. In this situation is means a sure / certain way.
      Liz

  82. Strengtening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a conquered way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development with in the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response, and saves more lives per pound spent. In other words, public money buys for times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than relief items.

  83. Rene Agsam says:

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters, is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response and saves more lives-per-pound spent. In other words, public money by four times as much humanitarian impact if spending on preparation and risk reduction rather than on relief items.

  84. Thank you very much.

  85. The Transcript,

    Strengthening community capacity to prevent and cope with the impact of disasters is a concrete way to save lives and better protect livelihoods as well as prevent such shocks from crippling development within the poorest countries. Early warning and early action is more cost-effective than traditional disaster response, and saves more lives per Pound spent. In other words, public money buy as four times as much humanitarian impact, if spending on preparation and risk-reduction, rather than on relief items.

    Ali M

    • I am very impressed. Almost right. Just a couple of small errors.
      Well done!

      • I’ll be kept in suspense until I know what my “small errors” are!!

        By the way, I’m a bit dissatisfied (and I blame myself so much), because I’m not adept enough to write it down over the first time operation of the recording. In fact, I played it more than three times.

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