The Reading / Listening - BTS - Level 0

A Korean band got to number one in the U.S. album charts for the first time. The band BTS debuted at No. 1 with their new album. They released it album on May 18. It sold 135,000 copies in a week. It is the second top-10 hit for K-pop. The first was also by BTS. The group thanked fans by tweeting: "We will keep doing our best."



BTS started in 2013. They became a big success in Korea, Japan and the USA. They won many new artist awards. They have many followers on social media. They broke the record for the most re-tweeted artist and the world's most tweeted about celebrities. BTS' new album is in Korean, but they sold out tours in the USA.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    BTS - Level 1 BTS - Level 2   or  BTS - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/8458036/bts-earns-first-no-1-album-billboard-200-chart-love-yourself-tear
  • https://mashable.com/2018/05/28/bts-billboard-album-chart/#vThUwQKRdaqr
  • http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180528000080


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. for the first
  2. The band BTS debuted at
  3. They released it
  4. It sold 135,000 copies in
  5. It is the second top-
  6. The first was also
  7. The group thanked
  8. We will keep
  1. a week
  2. fans by tweeting
  3. time
  4. doing our best
  5. on May 18
  6. 10 hit
  7. by BTS
  8. No. 1

Paragraph 2

  1. They became a big
  2. They won many new
  3. They have many
  4. social
  5. They broke the
  6. the world's most tweeted
  7. BTS' new album
  8. they sold out
  1. record for the most
  2. is in Korean
  3. artist awards
  4. tours in the USA
  5. followers
  6. media
  7. about celebrities
  8. success in Korea

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Korean band (1) ___________________ one in the U.S. album charts (2) ___________________ time. The band BTS debuted at No. 1 (3) ___________________ album. They released it on May 18. It sold 135,000 (4) ___________________ week. It is the second top-10 hit for K-pop. The (5) ___________________ by BTS. The group (6) ___________________ tweeting: "We will keep doing our best."

BTS started in 2013. They became (7) ___________________ in Korea, Japan and the USA. They (8) ___________________ artist awards. They have many (9) ___________________ media. They broke the record (10) ___________________ re-tweeted artist and the world's (11) ___________________ celebrities. BTS' new album is in Korean, but they (12) ___________________ in the USA.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AKoreanbandgottonumberoneintheU.S.albumchartsforthefirsttime
.ThebandBTSdebutedatNo.1withtheirnewalbum.Theyreleasediton
May18.Itsold135,000copiesinaweek.Itisthesecondtop-10hi
tforK-pop.ThefirstwasalsobyBTS.Thegroupthankedfansbytweetin
g:"Wewillkeepdoingourbest."BTSstartedin2013.Theybecameabigs
uccessinKorea,JapanandtheUSA.Theywonmanynewartistawards.T
heyhavemanyfollowersonsocialmedia.Theybroketherecordforthem
ostre-tweetedartistandtheworld'smosttweetedaboutcelebrities.BT
S'newalbumisinKorean,buttheysoldouttoursintheUSA.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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