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This book is Volume I-4 of the series of readers of Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP). It is suitable for readers with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words.
Million-Word Reading Project (MWRP) is a project in which ESL/EFL learners at elementary level (with a basic vocabulary of 1,500 words) are expected to read one million words within two or three years, and reach upper-intermediate level (with a vocabulary of about 3,500 words). This project contains about 40 simplified readers, enough for an ESL/EFL learner to read for two years, and this list is growing.
Readability || 91.3
Total word count || 25769
Words beyond 1500 || 1388
Headwords beyond 1500 || 322
Unknown word percentage (%) || 5.39
Unknown headword percentage (%) || 1.25
Unknown headword occurrence || 4.31
Unknown words that occur 5 times or more || 70
Unknown words that occur 2 times or more || 190
This book is rewritten from “Robinson Crusoe” by the famous British writer Daniel Defoe (1660~1731).
When Robinson Crusoe was young, he wanted to become a sailor, though his parents did not like the idea. Sometimes he went to Africa, sometimes to South America, and he found the life of a sailor not at all easy.
Later, he went to Brazil, and became the owner of a farm. He took a trip to Africa in order to buy slaves for his farm. During the journey, the ship was wrecked in a storm. Crusoe was thrown upon shore, only to discover that he was the only survivor of the wreck.
That was the beginning of the 28 years of his lonely life on the island....