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Practice Text 19 "An Island"
Word count: 84
Words from General Service List (GSL) #1-560
Exceptions: listen (#697) and self (#1534 – as “yourself”)
0:46 Vocabulary Note
1:41 First Reading: listen
2:34 Second Reading: listen and repeat
4:31 Third Reading: slow reading
5:42 Fourth Reading: natural reading
6:40 Post-reading Thoughts
97.6190% high frequency (#1-1000)
2.3810% high frequency (#1001-2000): island, islands
Gunning Fox Index
6.581 on http://gunning-fog-index.com/
6.6 on https://readability-score.com/
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Do you wish to be alone or live within a group? We must experience both conditions. We need to hear our own voice when no one else is around, but we also need to listen to others.
From a university to a church, different groups exist. Being from the same town unites people, too. Are you a member of something larger than yourself?
We can each be an island, but even islands share the same water. Let the water move away and draw near.
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