The Reading / Listening - BTS - Level 1

A Korean band got to number one in the U.S. album charts for the first time. The band BTS debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with their album, "Love Yourself: Tear". They released their album on May 18. It sold 135,000 copies in one week. The album is the second top-10 hit for K-pop. The first was also by BTS. The group thanked fans by tweeting: "It's wonderful and very overwhelming. Thank you everyone....We will keep doing our best."



BTS started in 2013. They quickly became a big success in Korea with their debut song. They won several new artist awards. Their popularity spread and they got many fans in Japan and the USA. They have many followers on social media. They broke the record for the most re-tweeted artist. They were also the world's most tweeted about celebrities, with half a billion likes or re-tweets. BTS' new album is mostly in Korean, but they sold out tours in the USA.

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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. A Korean band
  2. for the first
  3. The band BTS debuted
  4. They released their
  5. the second top-
  6. It's wonderful and very
  7. Thank you
  8. We will keep doing
  1. everyone
  2. 10 hit
  3. overwhelming
  4. our best
  5. at No. 1
  6. got to number one
  7. album on May 18
  8. time

Paragraph 2

  1. They quickly became a big
  2. they got many fans
  3. They have many followers
  4. They broke the
  5. the world's most tweeted
  6. half a
  7. BTS' new album is mostly
  8. they sold out
  1. in Korean
  2. success in Korea
  3. tours in the USA
  4. on social media
  5. record
  6. in Japan
  7. billion
  8. about celebrities

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A Korean (1) ___________________ number one in the U.S. album charts for (2) ___________________. The band BTS debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with their album, "Love Yourself: Tear". They released (3) ___________________ May 18. It sold 135,000 (4) ___________________ week. The album is the second top-10 hit for K-pop. The (5) ___________________ by BTS. The group thanked fans by tweeting: "It's wonderful and very overwhelming. Thank you everyone....We (6) ___________________ our best."

BTS started in 2013. They quickly became (7) ___________________ in Korea with their debut song. They won (8) ___________________ awards. Their popularity spread and they (9) ___________________ in Japan and the USA. They have many followers on social media. They (10) ___________________ for the most re-tweeted artist. They (11) ___________________ world's most tweeted about celebrities, with half a billion likes or re-tweets. BTS' new album (12) ___________________ Korean, but they sold out tours in the USA.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AKoreanbandgottonumberoneintheU.S.albumchartsforthefirsttime
.ThebandBTSdebutedatNo.1ontheBillboard200chartwiththeiralbum
,"LoveYourself:Tear".TheyreleasedtheiralbumonMay18.Itsold135,
000copiesinoneweek.Thealbumisthesecondtop-10hitforK-pop.Thef
irstwasalsobyBTS.Thegroupthankedfansbytweeting:"It'swonderful
andveryoverwhelming.Thankyoueveryone....Wewillkeepdoingourb
est."BTSstartedin2013.TheyquicklybecameabigsuccessinKoreawit
htheirdebutsong.Theywonseveralnewartistawards.Theirpopularitys
preadandtheygotmanyfansinJapanandtheUSA.Theyhavemanyfollo
wersonsocialmedia.Theybroketherecordforthemostre-tweetedar
tist.Theywerealsotheworld'smosttweetedaboutcelebrities,withhalfa
billionlikesorre-tweets.BTS'newalbumismostlyinKorean,buttheyso
ldouttoursintheUSA.

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)

(i) ________________

(j) ________________

(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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