The Reading / Listening - Dance Music - Level 0

There is now a maximum speed on songs gyms in South Korea can play. This is to stop a new wave of Covid-19. New rules will stop people breathing too quickly or sweating on each other. Gyms cannot play music with a tempo higher than 120 beats per minute (bpm). K-pop fans will be happy. The BTS hit Dynamite is 115 bpm.

The government said the country was at "crisis level". It felt sorry for gyms. It asked people for "a little more patience". Gym owners are unhappy. One asked if songs by BTS have any impact on spreading the virus. He said many people use their own earphones in gyms. This means it is difficult to control what they listen to.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Dance Music - Level 1 Dance Music - Level 2   or  Dance Music - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-57798520
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/12/no-gangnam-style-south-korea-covid-rules-enforce-slower-music-gyms
  • http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20210712000804


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. a maximum speed
  2. gyms
  3. stop a new
  4. stop people breathing
  5. sweating on each
  6. Gyms cannot
  7. a tempo higher than 120 beats
  8. K-pop fans will
  1. other
  2. wave of Covid-19
  3. too quickly
  4. be happy
  5. per minute
  6. on songs
  7. play music
  8. in South Korea

Paragraph 2

  1. the country was at crisis
  2. It felt sorry
  3. a little more
  4. Gym owners are
  5. spreading the
  6. use their own
  7. This means it
  8. control what
  1. for gyms
  2. is difficult
  3. unhappy
  4. they listen to
  5. patience
  6. level
  7. earphones
  8. virus

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

There is (1) ___________________ speed on songs gyms in South Korea can play. This is to (2) ___________________ wave of Covid-19. New (3) ___________________ people breathing too quickly or sweating (4) ___________________. Gyms cannot play music with a (5) ___________________ 120 beats per minute (bpm). K-pop fans (6) ___________________. The BTS hit Dynamite is 115 bpm.

The government said the country was (7) ___________________. It felt (8) ___________________. It asked people for "a little more patience". Gym (9) ___________________. One asked if songs by BTS (10) ___________________ on spreading the virus. He said many people (11) ___________________ earphones in gyms. This means it is difficult to (12) ___________________ listen to.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

ThereisnowamaximumspeedonsongsgymsinSouthKoreacanplay.Th
isistostopanewwaveofCovid-19.Newruleswillstoppeoplebreathingto
oquicklyorsweatingoneachother.Gymscannotplaymusicwithatempo
higherthan120beatsperminute(bpm).K-popfanswillbehappy.TheB
TShitDynamiteis115bpm.Thegovernmentsaidthecountrywasat"cris
islevel".Itfeltsorryforgyms.Itaskedpeoplefor"alittlemorepatience".
Gymownersareunhappy.OneaskedifsongsbyBTShaveanyimpactons
preadingthevirus.Hesaidmanypeopleusetheirownearphonesingyms
.Thismeansitisdifficulttocontrolwhattheylistento.

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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