The Reading / Listening - Night Golf - Level 5

Golf is becoming increasingly popular in South Korea. The country is the world's third largest market for golf. Korean golfers spend more on golf equipment and clothing than people in any other country. A new golfing phenomenon has emerged in Korea. Golf clubs are opening after dark so more people can play the game. This has been dubbed "white night" golf. Korea's avid 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. The capital city Seoul has just one course. This is limited to use by military personnel.

There are as many as 117 golf courses that offer night golf. This may result in South Korea's golfers being more successful internationally, especially for women. A website said 32 of the top 100 players in the women's world rankings, including 4 of the top 10, 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. Reports say her father made her practice her swing at night to toughen her up.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Night Golf - Level 4 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/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Golf is becoming increasingly
  2. the world's third largest
  3. golfers spend more on golf
  4. A new golfing phenomenon
  5. This has been dubbed
  6. Korea's avid
  7. chances to get their golf clubs
  8. limited to use by military
  1. golfers
  2. has emerged
  3. personnel
  4. "white night" golf
  5. popular
  6. out
  7. market for golf
  8. equipment

Paragraph 2

  1. 117 golf courses that offer
  2. 32 of the
  3. the women's world
  4. one of the golf
  5. in her rookie
  6. She may have been a white
  7. practice her swing
  8. toughen
  1. majors
  2. at night
  3. season
  4. her up
  5. rankings
  6. night golf
  7. top 100 players
  8. night trailblazer

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Golf is becoming (1) ___________________ South Korea. The country is the world's third largest market for golf. Korean golfers spend more on golf (2) ___________________ than people in any other country. A new golfing phenomenon has emerged in Korea. Golf clubs are (3) ___________________ so more people can play the game. This (4) ___________________ "white night" golf. Korea's avid golfers have more chances to get their golf clubs out. It can be difficult to play golf in Korea because of a (5) ___________________ in cities. The capital city Seoul has just one course. This is limited to use (6) ___________________.

There are as many as 117 golf courses that offer night golf. This (7) ___________________ South Korea's golfers being (8) ___________________, especially for women. A website said 32 of the top 100 players in the (9) ___________________, including 4 of the top 10, are from South Korea. A Korean woman has won at least one of (10) ___________________ every year since 2010. Korea's legendary Pak Se-ri won the 1998 US Open aged 20 in (11) ___________________. She may have been a white night trailblazer. Reports say her father made her (12) ___________________ at night to toughen her up.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

GolfisbecomingincreasinglypopularinSouthKorea.Thecountryisthe
world'sthirdlargestmarketforgolf.Koreangolfersspendmoreongolfeq
uipmentandclothingthanpeopleinanyothercountry.Anewgolfingphe
nomenonhasemergedinKorea.Golfclubsareopeningafterdarksomor
epeoplecanplaythegame.Thishasbeendubbed"whitenight"golf.Kore
a'savidgolfershavemorechancestogettheirgolfclubsout.Itcanbediffi
culttoplaygolfinKoreabecauseofalackofcoursesincities.Thecapitalcit
ySeoulhasjustonecourse.Thisislimitedtousebymilitarypersonnel.Th
ereareasmanyas117golfcoursesthatoffernightgolf.Thismayresultin
SouthKorea'sgolfersbeingmoresuccessfulinternationally,especiallyf
orwomen.Awebsitesaid32ofthetop100playersinthewomen'sworldra
nkings,including4ofthetop10,arefromSouthKorea.AKoreanwomanh
aswonatleastoneofthegolfmajorseveryyearsince2010.Korea'slegen
daryPakSe-riwonthe1998USOpenaged20inherrookieseason.Shem
ayhavebeenawhitenighttrailblazer.Reportssayherfathermadeherpr
acticeherswingatnighttotoughenherup.

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

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Free writing

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Answers

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