This list is taken from the book Breaking the Sound Barrier (Conti and Smith, 2019). You could try some of these to vary the way you do transcription or dictation exercises. Some are suitable for near beginners (A1), others for Y9 (low intermediate) and above (A1/A2).
Select a text containing familiar sentence patterns or highly comprehensible input.
Tip: you may prefer to just play this game in pairs.
Students often find traditional teacher-led dictation difficult, but you can be scaffold the activity in various ways:
Paired gapped dictation
False facts dictation