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iguanamon
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 Message 201 of 432
09 April 2014 at 4:32pm | IP Logged 
If your kindle doesn't have page numbers, an easy way to figure out page count is to google the book in print version, find out number of pages and then figure it out with your percentage count on the kindle. Ex: A descoberta de América pelos turcos by Jorge Amado has 128 pages in print form. I've read 32% so far this week = 41 pages. Voilà.

Edited by iguanamon on 09 April 2014 at 4:34pm

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 Message 202 of 432
09 April 2014 at 5:10pm | IP Logged 
YnEoS wrote:
Sorry to have a billion newbie questions about this challenge but...

Is Reading-Listening (reverse L-R) a valid method to use in this challenge, and would pages be counted the same as with regular reading?

And is there any sort of standard for how we should go about counting pages when reading off a kindle or from websites?
LR is valid in any variation (but obviously with L1 text/L2 audio you count only the audio). If you read in a strong L2 and listen in a weaker L3, that's also fine. I've done that with Italian-Danish. Basically, if you listen and read in two non-native languages, both count.

But note that if the text and audio are in the same language, you have to choose which counts. It's up to you whether it's reading with a recording or listening with a transcript, but you count them only once per language.

Edited by Serpent on 09 April 2014 at 5:18pm

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rlnv
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 Message 203 of 432
09 April 2014 at 5:24pm | IP Logged 
Can reading Assimil New French with Ease count toward the reading, say 1 page for each lesson?

After a couple of months, I'll be increasing my reading of native books and plan to rapidly ramp up during a few months into the challenge, but would like to get a few pages knocked out early.


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 Message 204 of 432
09 April 2014 at 5:46pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
If you read in a strong L2 and listen in a weaker L3, that's also fine.


What if you're reading language is the weaker of the two, and you're perhaps passing over a few written words here and there, but for the most part are able to follow most of the text through the comprehensible audio?
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 Message 205 of 432
09 April 2014 at 7:08pm | IP Logged 
This is also fine :)
Assimil is also okay I think. But consider using an easy reader or something like GLOSS.
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 Message 206 of 432
09 April 2014 at 7:17pm | IP Logged 
Or Culture Talk :D
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 Message 207 of 432
09 April 2014 at 7:23pm | IP Logged 
rlnv wrote:
Can reading Assimil New French with Ease count toward the reading, say 1 page for each lesson?

After a couple of months, I'll be increasing my reading of native books and plan to rapidly ramp up during a few months into the challenge, but would like to get a few pages knocked out early.



Lessons are shorter near the beginning, and longer at the end. But last time I read it all, and figured the whole 113 lessons is near enough to 100 pages. I didn't count lessons done while "doing" an Assimil lesson, only what I read just for reading.
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rlnv
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 Message 208 of 432
09 April 2014 at 7:36pm | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:
This is also fine :)
Assimil is also okay I think. But consider using an easy reader or something like GLOSS.


Thanks. I'll also be using easy readers and maybe GLOSS, and then progressing into other native material as I get better.


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