The Reading / Listening - K-pop - Level 0

South Korean pop music is popular worldwide. The boy band BTS is the most successful. They are the first K-pop band to have a number one song in the U.S. The world's biggest music label, Universal, will join a live-streaming platform set up by Korea's biggest record labels. It will work with the company BTS belongs to.



Universal also teamed up with YG Entertainment. YG said: "We will work closely with…Universal…globally for the successful…debut and promotion of [our girl band] BLACKPINK. In addition, we will do our best to help other YG artists to break into the North American and European markets." YG added: "Real talent…has no boundaries."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    K-pop - Level 1 K-pop - Level 2   or  K-pop - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-55993098
  • https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/universal-signs-k-pop-girl-band-to-interscope-can-they-repeat-bts-success/
  • https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/universal-music-group-joins-forces-with-k-pop-labels-for-livestreaming-platform-40073719.html


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. pop music is popular
  2. BTS is the most
  3. They are the first
  4. have a number
  5. The world's biggest music
  6. a live-
  7. Korea's biggest record
  8. the company BTS
  1. labels
  2. successful
  3. music label
  4. belongs to
  5. K-pop band
  6. worldwide
  7. streaming platform
  8. one song

Paragraph 2

  1. teamed
  2. work closely
  3. the successful
  4. girl
  5. we will do
  6. help other YG
  7. European
  8. Real talent has no
  1. band
  2. markets
  3. with Universal
  4. boundaries
  5. artists
  6. debut
  7. up with YG
  8. our best

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

South Korean pop (1) ___________________ worldwide. The boy band BTS (2) ___________________ successful. They are the first K-pop (3) ___________________ a number one song in the U.S. The (4) ___________________ label, Universal, will join a live-streaming platform (5) ___________________ Korea's biggest record labels. It (6) ___________________ the company BTS belongs to.

Universal (7) ___________________ with YG Entertainment. YG said: "We will (8) ___________________…Universal…globally for the successful…debut (9) ___________________ [our girl band] BLACKPINK. In addition, (10) ___________________ our best to help other YG artists (11) ___________________ the North American and European markets." YG added: "Real (12) ___________________ boundaries."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

SouthKoreanpopmusicispopularworldwide.TheboybandBTSisthemo
stsuccessful.TheyarethefirstK-popbandtohaveanumberonesongin
theU.S.Theworld'sbiggestmusiclabel,Universal,willjoinalive-stre
amingplatformsetupbyKorea'sbiggestrecordlabels.Itwillworkwithth
ecompanyBTSbelongsto.UniversalalsoteamedupwithYGEntertainm
ent.YGsaid:"Wewillworkcloselywith…Universal…globallyforthesucc
essful…debutandpromotionof[ourgirlband]BLACKPINK.Inaddition,
wewilldoourbesttohelpotherYGartiststobreakintotheNorthAmerican
andEuropeanmarkets."YGadded:"Realtalent…hasnoboundaries."

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

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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