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November 3, 2009

Korea Baseball

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 7:09 am

kia win
Kia wins

Glossary:

* Enthusiasm :
Enthusiasm is great eagerness to be involved in a particular activity which you like and enjoy or which you think is important.

* Participate :
If you participate in an activity, you take part in it.

* Prevent :
To prevent something means to ensure that it does not happen.

* Honor :
An honour is a special award that is given to someone, usually because they have done something good or because they are greatly respected.

* Value :
If you value something or someone, you think that they are important and you appreciate them.

kim sang hyun
Kim Sang-hyun

Korea Baseball

Right now we will explain Korea Baseball. First, Let’s find out about the national league. Our league has 8 teams. Each team is based in a certain area, e.g the SK Wyverns in Incheon. And that raises enthusiasm. Only the top two teams can participate in the “Korea Series”. This year, “KIA” and “SK” were in “the Korea Series”. As a result, KIA became the winner. But it has a lot of significance. [1]First of all, they waited for 12 years to be champion. Second, They prevented SK from winning 3 years in a row.[2] MVP(Kim sang hyun) was a member of the “B team”. But as a result of trying hard, he was raised to the “A team” and became league MVP. From now on, we will explain international honors. We had good showing. In the Olympics and World Baseball Classic, Korea’s team amazed other countries. [3]In the Olympics, we won the gold and in the World Baseball Classic, we won second best.
Our players who play abroad are valued as good players. Park chan ho in Philadelphia, US and Lim chang yong in Yakult, Japan are well known as good pitchers. Park chan ho has played in the US for 15years. Lim chang yong is an up-and-coming relief pitcher. Also, There are 2 Korean batters who play abroad. Lee seung yeop who plays in Yomiuri, Japan, is known as “The national batter”. Chu shin soo who plays in Cleveland, US, is the founth batter in his team. [4]That is proof that he is best player.

choo shin soo
Choo Shin-soo

References:

[1] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/10/136_54173.html

[2] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2009/10/136_54393.html

[3] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2009/03/266_41922.html

[4] http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/sports/2009/10/136_52886.html

They won Olympic game
They won the Olympic game

Discussion Questions:

1. a. How much enthusiasm for baseball is there in Korea?

b. Do you think it’s too much?

Do you think it’s too little?

Why do you think so?

2. How can we create more enthusiasm for baseball?

3. Which team do you cheer for?

Why do you cheer for them?

4. What are Korean baseball teams good at?

Group#2 (of Class 32):
Kim do woo
Park jung hwan
Lim seo young
Hwang seung wook

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