We are now working on the 1,000 Fry Sight Words, a set of high-frequency words that are necessary for American English reading comprehension and communication skills.  Please do your best to follow the directions below, as well as use the website translator to define any of the Fry Sight Words or related sentences you need to know better.  The more you become comfortable with the Fry Sight Words, the more fluent in American English you will become.

Part 1 – DIRECTIONS: Please watch the vocabulary video below two or three times:

Part 2 – Please read aloud the following words and sentences in English, then translate them and read them into your primary language using the translator on this page.

Fry’s List 9 Lesson 5

fit, addition, belong, safe, soldiers, wings, movement, pole, exciting, branches, stream, planets, rhythm, eight, science, block, spread, cattle, wife, sharp

I cannot fit in the small car.

My gift doesn’t fit in the box.

The elementary students are studying addition in math class.

The builders built an addition to the house.

People who leave their countries sometimes feel like they don’t belong.

Does this English dictionary belong to you?

The police officers made her feel safe.

He hid his money in a safe made of metal.

The soldiers went to war to protect our country.

These soldiers are part of the American army.

The bird spread her wings and flew away.

The plane has two very large wings.

Socialism can be a very dangerous political movement.

He heard movement in his back yard.

She had a car accident and hit a telephone pole.

He used a fishing pole to catch fish.

It is exciting to communicate in English with English speakers.

She watched an exciting television show.

That tree has very large branches.

Do you know the different branches of the American government?

The stream flowed into a river.

I saw tears stream down her cheeks.

There are many planets in our universe.

Do you know all the planets in our solar system?

You need to have rhythm if you want to be a great musician.

Good dancers move to the rhythm.

Number eight follows number seven.

Nine minus one equals eight.

Students study science at school.

Chemistry, biology, and physics are part of the study of science.

Why did you block my car?

He lives on my block.

She spread some cream cheese on her piece of bread.

The bird spread her wings and tried to fly.

The Texas farmer has a lot of cattle.

Sometimes people run like cattle when there’s a sale at a store.

When you marry a woman, she becomes your wife.

I married my wife twenty years ago.

He’s a sharp thinker.

That piece of glass is very sharp, and you can get cut.

Part 3 DIRECTIONS: Please watch the quiz video and do the quiz on your own paper. When you finish, let us know your quiz score in the comments section below.

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