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1. Listen at normal speed. Do not write.
2. Listen again at slow speed and write what you hear.
3. Listen again at normal speed. Check and correct your work.
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Before Maria takes the stage, I'd like to take a moment to honour her late husband Ralph who passed away last month at the age of 89. Ralph supported Maria over the past ten years while she acted as vice president, and I know as well as the rest of you that if he were here today he would be the first one to stand up and encourage the standing ovation that Maria deserves today. Now, please join me in welcoming Maria.
Notes: honour = BrE, honor = AmE