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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.
London’s Barclays Cycle Superhighways, the first two of which are due to open next month, are to be equipped with convex Trixi mirrors that help lorry drivers see cyclists located in their vehicles’ mirrors’ blind spots at junctions.
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