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Solution of Background Knowledge Example


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THE DIFFICULTY OF YOUR SET COULD BE INCREASED IF YOU DO A JAM FOLLOWED BY A PEACH.


Translation:

The point values you can earn on your gymnastics routine can be bigger if you include, in sequence, two particular skills on the uneven parallel bars: the "jam," which leaves the gymnast sitting on the high bar; and the "peach," where the gymnast moves from the high bar to the low bar.

Had you figured it out? Did you know what the statement meant? If so, you may have already possessed the background knowledge about gymnastics that clued you in to the meaning of the statement. Can you see how crucial an understanding of the vocabularly in this instance is?

Thanks to Kathleen Dugger for this example!

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