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An example use of access in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… that we don't have access to my um and …”
Access means the act of entering or reaching a place, especially by passing through a barrier.
the word access occurs in english on average 69.4 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that access can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;
3) people, society, and culture;
4) transport and travel;