There is this concept of Pangrams or holoalphabetic sentence, that is, a sentence using every letter of a given alphabet at least once. The famous example is:
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
There is pangrams for other languages as well, including using accented letters (e.g., á, ç, etc).
I would like to extend this concept from letters to words. Of course books with all the words from a language already exists: dictionaries! And there are also dictionaries of common words.
But what about a prose text containing the most common words (like 300 - 1000 most common words)? Are there any examples of these texts? I guess it would be useful to create the smallest and most coherent text containing these common words.
The value for language learning is having access to a summarized text with all common words - perfect for reviewing basic vocabulary (like 'hot', 'cold', 'boy', 'girl', 'city', 'country', 'sugar', 'salt', and so on).