Stories for Dictation
These are the stories used for the spelling tests. The students have to listen to the teacher reading the story and then fill in the blanks with the correct word and spelling. There are usually about ten words per story to spell. Click here for the dictation tests.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 01A
My name is Scott. I am seven years old. This is my bag. I have two pens, three pencils and one ruler. I am sitting on my chair in my classroom. There is a book on my desk. There is a wastebasket on the floor.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 01B
Today I am learning English. Our teacher tells us to stand up and make a circle. She says, “Put your ruler on your head”. Then she says, “Put your eraser on your nose! Now, point to the map on the wall. Sit down on your chair. Take out your pen and book”.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 02A
Today I am learning Art. I take out my book. My teacher says, “Draw a picture of an orange sun. Next, draw a blue house and a black tree”. I put away my book. I am hungry, so I eat a green apple and a red ant.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 02B
Today is Sunday. My house is purple. The windows are square. I have a green dog and a pink cat. I like to eat a brown apple and a blue sandwich. There are five people in my family. I am six and my sister is eight.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 03A
Today is my birthday. I am eight years old. My mother and father gave me a cell phone. My brother gave me a CD. My sister gave me a computer. My best friend gave me a video game. I am very happy today.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 03B
Today I am going to Big C with my father. I want to buy some things for school. I need five notebooks and one pencil case. At lunch time, I want to eat duck and rice. Then I want to play a video game.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 04A
There are five people in my family. My mother is pretty. My father is handsome. My brother is tall. My sister is short. And me.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 04B
I am seven. My brother is seventeen. We are young. My grandfather is seventy. He is old. My father is forty. He is handsome.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 5A
Today is my birthday. I am seven years old. I am very happy. My parents gave me a bicycle. My brother gave me a kite. My sister gave me a jump rope. My grandmother gave me a puzzle. I have a cake with candles. I eat it with my hands.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 5B
What do you like to do on Saturday? I like to ride my bicycle. Sometimes I play baseball with my father. My sister likes to play with her robot. Sometimes I throw a ball with her. Today we will play with our pet animals. We have a rabbit and some fish.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 6A
How’s the weather? Today it is sunny. We want to kick a ball in the park. Yesterday it was cloudy and windy. We went to the park to fly our kite. Is it snowy? No, it is too hot. If you want it to snow, it must be cold.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 6B
Today is Sunday. I am in the park with my brother. There are five big trees and eight small trees. Under the trees there are orange flowers. There are clouds in the sky. It is rainy. We are jumping in the puddles.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 7A
I am very hungry. I want to eat a chicken sandwich. I am thirsty. I want to drink some milkshake. Next I want to eat a banana. After lunch, I will brush my teeth.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 7B
What do you want to eat for lunch? I want pizza. What do you want to drink? I want orange juice. Do you want some ice cream? Yes, please! Go and wash your hands.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 8A
Do you have a pet animal? I do! I have four green rabbits. Eight blue birds. Six black frogs. And three red cats. My favorite pet is my brown dog.
Primary 1 Spelling Test – Unit 8B
Today I want to go to the zoo with my family. I want to see brown bears and white elephants. I don’t like monkeys. I think giraffes look funny. Lions are my favorite animal.
Primary 2 Spelling Test – Unit 01A
My name is Scott. This is my classroom. It has two windows and two doors. On my desk there is a pencil sharpener and a workbook. On the wall there is a clock and a calendar. I can speak and read English.
Primary 2 Spelling Test – Unit 01B
I am drawing a picture in my notebook. It is a house. It has one door and one window. I can see my mother and my father. She is holding a mug. It is yellow. He is holding a map. The paper is green.
Primary 2 Spelling Test – Unit 02A
I am going to school. I have a new bag. Inside there are five things. I have two comic books, one candy bar, a hair brush and a music player. In my pocket, I have a key for my house and a ten Baht coin.
Primary 2 Spelling Test – Unit 02B
Today is my birthday. I am very happy. My father gave me a camera. My mother gave me a wallet. My brother gave me a lunch box. My sister gave me a key chain. My friend gave me a comb and tissue paper.
Primary 2 Spelling Test – Unit 03A
In P.E. today we are learning how to do a cartwheel and somersault. I can’t do it. I am not very good at sport. I don’t like baseball and football. I like to ride my bicycle and swim in the sea.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 04A
At school today, the teacher asked the students what they want to be when they grow up. My friend wants to be a police officer. I want to be a doctor. My father is a taxi driver. My mother is a nurse. What do you want to be? Do you want to be a cook or a dentist?
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 04B
Today, Tom is sick. He cannot go to school. His father will take him to see the doctor. He will take Tom in his car. He is a taxi driver. Tom’s mother works at the hospital. She is a nurse.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 05A
It is time for lunch. I am hungry. I want to eat a hamburger. I don’t want to eat steak. I am thirsty. I want to drink water. I don’t want to drink hot chocolate. For dessert, I want to eat pancakes.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 05B
What is your favorite food? I like to eat spaghetti and chicken. My sister likes to eat pasta and cheese. My brother likes to eat omelet. What is your favorite drink? I like grape juice. My sister likes apple juice. My brother likes orange juice.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 06A
At the weekend, I help my mother clean the house. In the morning, I make my bed. After lunch, I wash the dishes. In the afternoon, I clean the bathtub and the sink. Sometimes we clean the refrigerator. When I have finished, I can watch TV.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 07A
What time is it? It is six o’clock. I am hungry. I want to eat dinner. I want to eat steak. After dinner, I will do my homework. I will then play a video game. At nine o’clock, I will take a bath and go to bed.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 07B
I get up at five o’clock. I take a shower and then get dressed. I comb my hair. Next, I eat breakfast. I have a pancake and yoghurt. Sometimes I talk on the telephone. Sometimes I watch TV. I go to school at six o’clock.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 08A
What are you doing this weekend? On Saturday morning, I’m riding a bicycle in the park. On Saturday afternoon, I’m reading a book at the library. On Sunday, I’m playing baseball in the park. It will be fun.
Spelling Test – Let’s Go 2 – Unit 08B
What’s he doing? Is he reading a book? No, he is drawing a picture. Where is he? Is he at school? No, he is in the library. What are you doing? I am singing a song.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 01A
We go to school every day. I have many things in my bag. I have some chalk and some paint, but I don’t have any ribbon. My sister has some string. She doesn’t have any scissors or tape. Do you have any glue? No, I don’t.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 01B
My father is an office worker. In his bag he has a calculator and some scissors. My mother is a teacher. In her bag she has rubber bands and paint brushes. I am a student. In my bag I have candy.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 02A
Today is Saturday and I am going to a birthday party. I’m wearing a blouse and a skirt. My friend is Kate. She’s wearing a polka dot dress. My socks are checked. Her socks are striped. We are both wearing shoes.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 02B
This weekend, I am going on holiday to Chiang Mai. The weather will be hot during the day and cold at night. I will take shorts and t-shirts. At night I will put on jeans and a sweater. If it rains, I will wear a jacket and boots.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 03A
Every Saturday, I go to Bangkok to learn English, Thai and Science. I go there by sky train. The school is between the bakery and the clinic. My first lesson starts at 8:00 a.m. I finish at 12:30 p.m. I eat lunch at Big C with my mother.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 03B
I live in Paknam. My house is next to the hospital. It is across from the market. My father works in a factory. My mother works in a clinic. My school is between the bakery and the library.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 04A
At school today, our teacher asked us what we want to be. My friend wants to be a zoo keeper. He likes animals. I want to be a photographer. I like taking pictures. My mother is a baker. My father is a mechanic.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 04B
This weekend, we are going to Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm. My father is the zoo keeper. My mother is the veterinarian. He feeds the animals and she helps them if they are sick. She is like a doctor.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 05A
Today is Tuesday. In the morning I have computer class and in the afternoon I have music class. My favorite lesson is math. I don’t like art because I cannot draw. At the weekend I have swimming class. Then, in the afternoon, I take a nap. In the evening, I practice the piano.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 05B
My favorite lesson is English. I learn it on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Tuesday I have math and on Thursday I have gym. On Saturday I play video games. On Sunday I go shopping.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 06A
What do you like to do at the weekend? On Saturdays, I always study English. In the afternoon, I sometimes play tennis. On Sundays, I usually do my homework. I never practice karate.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 06B
When do you get up? I get up at quarter to six. What time do you eat lunch? I eat at twelve o’clock. What time do you eat dinner? I usually eat at half past five. What do you do after? I always watch television.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 07A
Where were you yesterday? I went to the beach with my family. The weather was sunny and warm. Where are you today? I am at the amusement park. It is rainy and chilly.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 07B
On Sunday I went to watch a movie. It was fun! It was about a big snow storm. Thirty eight tigers escaped from the circus. They ate everyone. I want to watch it again.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 08A
I live in a big house. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. My mother cooks in the kitchen. I eat breakfast in the dining room. I watch TV in the living room. My bicycle is in the garage.
Primary 3 Spelling Test – Unit 08B
I have lost my skateboard. Can you help me find it? Yesterday it was in my bedroom. It is not there today. I looked in the living room. It is not there. I think it is in the garage.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 01A
I’m really excited! Tomorrow I am going to go to scout camp. We’re camping in Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. We will climb Doi Inthanon mountain. I will take my sunglasses and sunscreen. The weather will be hot and sunny. I do not need an umbrella.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 01B
This weekend, I am going to go fishing with my friend. The weather will be hot and humid. I will take a hat, a bucket and a rod. I am going to sleep at my friend’s house, and so I will take a sleeping bag and flashlight.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 02A
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a scientist like my father. If I cannot do that, I want to be an engineer. My friend’s father is an architect. But he doesn’t want to do that. He wants to be a movie star like his mother. My mother is a dancer. I don’t want to do that!
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 02B
This weekend, do you want to go on a treasure hunt in the park or go to the aquarium? Let’s flip a coin to see where we will go. If it is heads, we will go and see the dolphins and the whale. If it is tails, we will go to the park. If we can understand all of the clues, we can find the treasure.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 03A
It was my birthday yesterday. We went to the mall and watched a movie. In the evening, I had a party with my friends. They gave me many presents. We played games and we sang songs.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 03B
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 04A
What is your favorite subject at school? I like Geography best. My second best is English. I also like Math and Science. My worst subject is History.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 04B
In Europe, there are four seasons. Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring. In Thailand there are only three. Cool, Hot and Rainy.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 05A
My name is Michael. Last weekend, I went to Dream World with my friends. We rode on the roller coaster. It was exciting. After, we watched a stunt show. It was fun and interesting. I took lots of pictures with my camera. I uploaded them to Facebook.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 05B
I have a problem. Every Sunday I practice the piano with my teacher. But I find it boring. This Sunday, my friends invited me to go and play baseball with them. That is more interesting for me. How can I tell my parents that I don’t want to learn the piano any more?
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 07A
At the weekend, I am going to Bangkok with my family to see a play. I am very excited. Today I will go shopping to buy some new clothes. I need a necktie, but I will borrow one from my father. Then I will go to the barber shop to cut my hair.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 07B
Tomorrow is my friend’s birthday party. This afternoon, I will go to Central department store with my mother to buy something at the gift shop. My mother also wants to buy some food at the supermarket. I have a headache and so I will go to the drugstore to buy some medicine.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 08A
My family is sick. My mother has a headache and my father has a cough. I have a stomachache. I hope we feel better on Sunday. My parents said they will take me to play badminton in the park. But my father’s cold is getting worse.
Primary 4 Dictation: Unit 08B
What do you like to do at the weekend? I like to surf the Internet and play soccer. But first, I have to do my chores. I wash the dishes and take out the trash. My sister has to vacuum the carpet and sweep the floor.
Primary 5 Spelling Test – Unit 01A
This weekend we are having a party. We don’t have enough food. We need to go to the supermarket. I have a shopping list. I want four cans of beans, five bottles of soda, seven bags of potato chips, and four medium sized pizzas. I also want five pieces of cake.
Primary 5 Spelling Test – Unit 01B
My mother asked me to check the cupboard in the kitchen to see how much food we have. There is a lot of cheese. There are a few packets of instant noodles. There are many bags of potato chips. There is a little water. There aren’t any pretzels.
Primary 5 Spelling Test – Unit 02A
Did you know that a cheetah is the fastest animal in the world? It can reach a top speed of 114kph. That is three times faster than a human. The largest sea animal is a blue whale. It is 30 meters long. That is 17 times longer than a human lying down. The heaviest land animal is an elephant. The tallest is a giraffe.
Primary 5 Spelling Test – Unit 02B
Today we are having a competition at our school to find the best student in different categories. I wanted to bake a cake but the ingredients were too expensive. So, I painted a picture because the paints were cheaper. These are the categories:
1. The most graceful dancer.
2. The most delicious cake.
3. The most colorful painting.
4. The fastest runner.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 03A
Jane and Mary had a great weekend. On Saturday, they went shopping with their parents. Jane and Mary both bought a dress for a party. In the afternoon, they went bowling. Jane got the highest score. On Sunday, the went for a bike ride in the park.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 03B
This afternoon, Jack is going to the post office to pick up a package. It is a birthday present from his uncle. It is a pair of sneakers. He plans to go hiking this weekend. He is happy, as he doesn’t need to borrow from his older brother.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 04A
What’s your favorite subject at school? Mine is geography because I like to travel. I think it’s easier than English. The easiest lesson is P.E. The hardest lesson is science. I don’t like to study history and literature.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 04B
Which season do you like the best? I like summer the best of all. I like playing football and going swimming with my friends. Hot days are better than rainy days. Winter is the worst. I don’t like the cold weather.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 05A
What do you think you will be when you grow up? My father is a surgeon and my mother is a doctor. But, I don’t want to work in a hospital. I want to work outside. I like to play sport. I want to be a tennis player.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 05B
Do you have to do chores at the weekend? I have to help my parents around the house. In the morning, I do the laundry. In the afternoon, I dust the furniture and mop the floor. Sometimes I will help my father wash his car.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 06A
What is your favorite season? I don’t like summer in Thailand as it is too hot. I love winter because I hate the heat. I like the weather to be cold. I like to go camping or hiking. Last year, we went backpacking in Northern Thailand.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 06B
My favorite season is summer because we don’t go to school. Last year, we went to Phuket in the south of Thailand. I went to the beach every day and swam in the sea. One day I tried waterskiing. It was fun. Next year I want to go skiing in Switzerland.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 07A
Last night, I baked some cookies in the kitchen. They smelled good, but they were as hard as rock. They also tasted awful. I don’t know what happened. When my mother made some last week, they were great. I will try again tonight.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 07B
Did you know, we have five senses? They are see, smell, touch, hear and taste. The rainbow looks beautiful. The garbage smells terrible. The tree feels rough. The music sounds wonderful. The lemon tastes sour.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 08A
Can you guess where I am going during the summer holiday? My parents are taking me to America. We are going to visit Disneyland and the Grand Canyon. My father has been there twice, but this is my first time.I am really excited.
Primary 5 Dictation: Level 5 – Unit 08B
Have you ever eaten sushi? It comes from Japan. I like to taste new foods. Last week, I ate tacos. They come from Mexico. Tomorrow, I want to try ravioli. It comes from Italy.