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Practice Text 20 "The Best Way to Work"
Word count: 105
Words from General Service List (GSL) #1-560
Exceptions: sleep (#749) and bed (#752)
0:39 Vocabulary Note
1:15 First Reading: listen
2:08 Second Reading: listen and repeat
3:58 Third Reading: slow reading
5:02 Fourth Reading: natural reading
6:00 Post-reading Thoughts
97.1429% high frequency (#1-1000)
1.9048% high frequency (#1001-2000): extra, responsible
“feed” is off-list, but it’s #544 on GSL
Gunning Fox Index
4.844 on http://gunning-fog-index.com/
5 on https://readability-score.com/
Link to related blog post.
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.
“Early to bed and early to rise.” They say that’s a good way to live. But some feel better when they sleep late. They don’t work well when they start their day before the sun is up.
How do you get your best results? Are you a morning person? Perhaps you’re the type that can go the extra mile after a good rest.
We need to be responsible, but all work and no play isn’t the answer. Long hours will put food on the table and may bring more money, but they won’t feed the heart and mind, will they?
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