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    about dictation of BBC

    I have trouble in taking down from dictation of the first paragraph of a piece of BBC news broadcast

    Below is the URL of related voice file.
    http://www.putclub.com/download/upda...005BBC0617.mp3

    Can someone fill the blank or correct mistake in the following script, please?
    Thank you.

    ________ (some ?) of European Union leaders in Brussels has broadly agreed to freeze the process of ratification of its new constitution. The Irish Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern has told a news conference that the leaders had agreed to ________(tour ?) a period of reflection, following the rejection of the constitution in referendums in France and the Netherlands. Our political correspondent John David is in Brussels.
    For many European leaders, the constitution was killed off when people in two of the EU's founder member states voted against it just over 2 weeks ago. Britain has already postponed its plans for a referendum on the constitution and British officials have been briefing that other states have been _______ to the idea of having what they describe as a pause for reflection. ________ (an ?) unspoken view among many here is that a pause effectively means the constitution is dead.

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    Re: about dictation of BBC

    A summit
    There's nothing missing here- it's 'to a' but it is run together- 'to-a'
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    Re: about dictation of BBC

    Many thanks to tdol !

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    Re: about dictation of BBC

    You're welcome.

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