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post #31 of 39
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

44,500
And I just looked up and learned the ones I didn't know.
To be fair, I got a bit lucky in life. My mother is a teacher and had me reading at two, my sister around the same age, too. We got my niece and nephews reading about the same age, too. All of us read constantly. It's great with the kids. We just throw books at them and they go off and read quietly. Makes them easy to deal with. I've been picking up old children's book for about 13 years and giving them to my sister for the kiddos. Those along with everything else, and they probably have over 3,000 books in the house. I've got close to 1,000 around and maybe another 500 in storage. The kids have taken a few hundred of my old books, though.
Also picked up my first degree in English, took two years of Latin and law school helped. I'm half convinced that I'm nearsighted because I've had my nose in too many books.
The good part is that I'll be teaching English in a week or two. I'll slip in as much vocabulary building as possible. smily_headphones1.gif


You're kidding Eric! Necessary amelioration! What age-bracket?

 


Edited by Hennyo - 10/15/11 at 2:49am
post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by Dissonant View Post

I averaged 33,550, very strictly selecting words I knew the meaning of.

 

15-year old non-native speaker, if you look into semantics.

 

Kind of surprised, actually, considering my vocabulary is mainly geared towards expository due to an unfortunate aversion to writing narrative and fiction for school essays, and is highly imbalanced. Not the most loquacious out there.


That's quite a lot considering you are a non native speaker. How did you learn taht many words? I cored about the same but that's because French shares a lot of words with English, you don;t have the same advantage.

 

 

post #33 of 39

39,500. Admittedly, some of the words I had a vague definition of, but I would say around 95% of them I knew completely.

 

I read a lot of non-fiction literature. Most of the fiction I do read is Elizabethan novels.


Edited by mastershake2393 - 10/15/11 at 12:09pm
post #34 of 39

15,000 and only 15. I dont know what to think...

post #35 of 39

19,700 the first time and I was disappointed so I took it again and got a 19,800.  

 

Sweet.  tongue_smile.gif

 

I read zero books as a child and still as an adult.


Edited by Eee Pee - 10/15/11 at 12:40pm
post #36 of 39
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Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post

44,500
And I just looked up and learned the ones I didn't know.
To be fair, I got a bit lucky in life. My mother is a teacher and had me reading at two, my sister around the same age, too. We got my niece and nephews reading about the same age, too. All of us read constantly. It's great with the kids. We just throw books at them and they go off and read quietly. Makes them easy to deal with. I've been picking up old children's book for about 13 years and giving them to my sister for the kiddos. Those along with everything else, and they probably have over 3,000 books in the house. I've got close to 1,000 around and maybe another 500 in storage. The kids have taken a few hundred of my old books, though.
Also picked up my first degree in English, took two years of Latin and law school helped. I'm half convinced that I'm nearsighted because I've had my nose in too many books.
The good part is that I'll be teaching English in a week or two. I'll slip in as much vocabulary building as possible. smily_headphones1.gif


How is that possible??? I checked all of the boxes and got a score of 43,900 words....  confused_face(1).gif

 

EDIT: I was curious to see what is the maximum score was. I don't know how Uncle Eric got more than that...


Edited by beamthegreat - 10/15/11 at 12:46pm
post #37 of 39

Well, I just got 45,000 doing the same thing biggrin.gif

post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by Head Injury View Post

Well, I just got 45,000 doing the same thing biggrin.gif


I got 45.000 as well when checking everything. You must've missed one somewhere beamthegreat.
post #39 of 39
There were eight or nine I didn't check. But I looked them up and learned them.

As for age bracket, I'm 39. SAT was around 750 verbal, but like 400 on math. I think I'd do better on math now, since I made it through and understood differential calculus.
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