The Reading / Listening - Night Golf - Level 4

Golf is becoming more popular in South Korea. The country is the world's third largest market for golf. Korean golfers spend more on golf equipment than those in any other country. A new phenomenon has emerged in Korea. Golf clubs are opening after dark. This has been called "white night" golf. Korea's golfers have more chances to get their golf clubs out. It can be difficult to play golf in Korea because of a lack of courses in cities. Seoul has just one golf course.

Over 100 golf courses offer night golf. This could mean South Korea's golfers are more successful internationally, especially women. Four of the world's top-ten ranked women golfers are from South Korea. A Korean woman has won at least one of the golf majors every year since 2010. Korea's legendary Pak Se-ri won the 1998 US Open aged 20 in her rookie season. She may have been a white night trailblazer.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Night Golf - Level 5 or  Night Golf - Level 6

Sources
  • https://seoulsisters.freeforums.net/thread/2927/night-golf-over-south-korea
  • https://www.straitstimes.com/sport/golf/golf-the-secret-behind-the-endless-dominance-of-south-koreas-women
  • https://destinationgolf.travel/world-golf-report-confirms-prominence-of-japan-and-korea/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice activities, drag and drop activities, sentence jumbles, which word activities, text reconstructions, spelling, gap fills and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)





Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Golf is becoming
  2. the world's third
  3. golf
  4. A new phenomenon
  5. Golf clubs are
  6. more chances to get their golf clubs
  7. a lack of courses
  8. Seoul has
  1. in cities
  2. has emerged
  3. out
  4. largest market
  5. just one golf course
  6. more popular
  7. opening after dark
  8. equipment

Paragraph 2

  1. Over 100 golf courses
  2. South Korea's golfers are
  3. especially
  4. A Korean woman has won at
  5. Four of the world's top-
  6. one of the golf
  7. in her rookie
  8. She may have been a white night
  1. women
  2. ten ranked women
  3. trailblazer
  4. offer night golf
  5. least one
  6. season
  7. more successful
  8. majors

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Golf is (1) ___________________ in South Korea. The country is the world's (2) ___________________ for golf. Korean golfers spend more on golf equipment (3) ___________________ any other country. A new phenomenon has emerged in Korea. Golf clubs are (4) ___________________. This has been called "white night" golf. Korea's golfers have (5) ___________________ get their golf clubs out. It can be difficult to play golf in Korea because of a (6) ___________________ in cities. Seoul has just one golf course.

Over 100 golf (7) ___________________ golf. This could mean South Korea's golfers (8) ___________________ internationally, especially women. Four of the world's (9) ___________________ women golfers are from South Korea. A Korean woman has (10) ___________________ one of the golf majors (11) ___________________ 2010. Korea's legendary Pak Se-ri won the 1998 US Open aged 20 in (12) ___________________. She may have been a white night trailblazer.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GolfisbecomingmorepopularinSouthKorea.Thecountryistheworld'st
hirdlargestmarketforgolf.Koreangolfersspendmoreongolfequipmen
tthanthoseinanyothercountry.AnewphenomenonhasemergedinKor
ea.Golfclubsareopeningafterdark.Thishasbeencalled"whitenight"go
lf.Korea'sgolfershavemorechancestogettheirgolfclubsout.Itcanbedi
fficulttoplaygolfinKoreabecauseofalackofcoursesincities.Seoulhasju
stonegolfcourse.Over100golfcoursesoffernightgolf.Thiscouldmean
SouthKorea'sgolfersaremoresuccessfulinternationally,especiallywo
men.Fouroftheworld'stop-tenrankedwomengolfersarefromSouthK
orea.AKoreanwomanhaswonatleastoneofthegolfmajorseveryyearsi
nce2010.Korea'slegendaryPakSe-riwonthe1998USOpenaged20inh
errookieseason.Shemayhavebeenawhitenighttrailblazer.

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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Free writing

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Answers

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