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An example use of chalk in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… graduate and he does the chalk drawing …”
Chalk is a type of rock that is used to make a white line on a blackboard.
the word chalk occurs in english on average 9.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 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 chalk can be often used in the following areas:
1) education, science, and technology;
2) leisure and entertainment;