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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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Ann's just fallen downstairs and hurt her back.
I keep falling off my bike.
It's not unusual for small children to fall out of bed.
A climber fell to his death today.
I slipped and almost fell down.
He fell heavily on his arm and broke it.
We heard the crash of falling trees.
He collapsed and fell to the ground.
Marta fell to her knees and began to pray.
The temperature has been falling steadily all day.
The program was canceled because of falling audience figures.
Inflation in August fell to 3.9%.
Industrial production has fallen by 10%.
If your grades fall below a certain level, you have to go to summer school.
Shortly before Christmas she fell sick.
I climbed into bed and fell into a deep sleep.
The building gradually fell into decay.
The city is expected to fall within days.
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