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Need captions? Click on CC. Practice Text 18 "Outside the Box" Word count: 85 Words from General Service List (GSL) #1-560 http://jbauman.com/gsl.html Exception: listen (#697) INDEX: 0:12 Topic 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 Vocabulary Profiler: 100% high frequency (#1-1000) 0% high frequency (#1001-2000) http://www4.caes.hku.hk/vocabulary/profile.htm Gunning Fox Index 4.503 on http://gunning-fog-index.com/ 5.3 on https://readability-score.com/ TEACHERS: 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.
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