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Advanced (R 2): Limited Working Proficiency reading



This level is the minimum you will need if your job requires some reading ability in the new language. At this level, you should understand at least the main ideas and some of the details in clearly presented prose material. These can be several paragraphs which use familiar sentence patterns and a lot of basic vocabulary. More abstract topics and complicated grammatical structures may be beyond you.

Newly-written languages

As your listening comprehension advances, you will understand and write longer and more authentic texts. Try to collect oral literature, accounts of the history of the people, and descriptions of how they perform complicated procedures. If you are involved in a literacy program and are encouraging new authors to write, you will need to read and understand their stories.

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