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Practice Text 18 "Outside the Box"
Word count: 85
Words from General Service List (GSL) #1-560
Exception: listen (#697)
0:38 Vocabulary Note
1:21 First Reading: listen
2:16 Second Reading: listen and repeat
4:17 Third Reading: slow reading
5:34 Fourth Reading: natural reading
6:35 Post-reading Thoughts
100% high frequency (#1-1000)
0% high frequency (#1001-2000)
Gunning Fox Index
4.503 on http://gunning-fog-index.com/
5.3 on https://readability-score.com/
Link to related blog post. https://englishwithjennifer.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/thinking-outside-the-box-exploring-different-ways-to-interact-with-a-text/
You can use the practice text for a dictation, a gapped text, or other form of classroom practice. For your convenience, here is the text you can copy and paste into a Word document.
Where was I going? It began with a feeling, like music with no words. I stopped to listen, and I heard it clearly. It gave me an idea: to take a new road.
Sometimes there can be pressure to stay in one place, but my desire to move was strong. Those closest to me supported me. I needed space to experiment and build something new. What would control my future, fear or a sense of purpose? I knew the answer. I stepped outside the box.
Former classroom teacher. Published author. Online instructor. I've been online since 2007, posting videos for students, blogging for teachers, and providing different forms of language support. My goal is to make language studies enjoyable and productive. For more info and resources, visit www.englishwithjennifer.com.
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