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November 29, 2010

How to do well on your Final Speaking Test (Updated)

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If your partner is not there, go into the room anyway. Do not be late because of your partner. (I will do the test with you alone.)


Original Post:

–> complete sentences

–> Show me that you learned something (e.g. How to begin a telephone conversation, how to interrupt a telephone conversation, how to describe people and things, how to talk about the future, etc.)

–> details

Question: How do you stay healthy?


Answer: “Gym.”


Answer: “I go to the gym.”


Answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes.”


Answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes. I also do a little weight training.”


Answer: “I go to the gym three times a week. There, I jog on the treadmill for twenty minutes. I also do a little weight training. Additionally, I try to eat good fruit, like apples, everyday.”


Hesitations, pauses, or very slow answers –> lose marks

e.g. “Ummm … I go to the gym … uhhh … three times a week. There, I … 뭐지? … jog on the treadmill for … 뭐라고? … twenty minutes.”


How many questions you answer is not important.

How well you answer the questions is important.

Quality is more important than quantity.


Do not be late!

You and your partner only have 10 minutes for this test. That is only 5 minutes for each student.

It is worth 30% of your final grade.

So, for every minute you are late, you will lose 6 marks.


Do not miss your appointment!

I only have one week to test all of my students, so I cannot reschedule.

So if you miss your appointment, you miss the test, and you get 0 out of 30%

Also, you will be marked absent for the whole week (3 hours).


November 25, 2010

Written Exam #2 Material

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* Vocabulary

* Expressions to Use on the Telephone (page 100)

* Beginning a Phone Call

* Ending a Phone Call

* Interrupting a Conversation

* Restarting the Conversation

* Describing people

* What’s his/her name? // What do you call it/them? // What do you call that … ? // What do you call those … ? // You mean … // Do you mean … ? // The word I’m looking for … // What do you/we call … ? // What’s it (called)? // It’s used for … // You see it … // It looks like …

They will be on Week 14:

Class 134 –> Wednesday, December 1st

Class 100 –> Thursday, December 2nd

Class 30 –> Thursday, December 2nd

Class 167 –> Friday, December 3rd

Class 65 –> Friday, December 3rd

Unit 12: Looking Ahead

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Page 118

Books closed.

Listen. Each person has plans for next year. What are they?

Christy Lewis

She‘s graduating from college next June.

She guesses she‘ll look for a job.

She may go on for a master’s degree.

[Master’s (degree): (noun) a higher university qualification; a university degree that is higher than a bachelor’s degree]

Laura Chang

She‘s going to ask her boss for a promotion.

[promotion: (noun) when someone is given a more important job in the same organization ]

She might look for a better job.

Paul Reade

He hopes that he‘ll be able to travel around Europe for two months with his friends.

He might not be able to afford it.

Jim and Katie Conley

They‘re going to have a baby in March.

They will probably take some time off from work.

They’re sure that the baby will keep them very busy.

Joe Etta

He’s going to retire in June.

He and his wife will probably move in the fall to Florida or Arizona.

He and his wife won’t spend another winter here.


Look at the different ways to talk about the future:

Present Continuous

I‘m graduating from college next June.

–> It’s used to talk about plans or decisions already made.


I guess I‘ll look for a job.

I know it won’t be easy to find a job.

I probably won’t get a promotion.

I hope I‘ll be able to go with them.

It‘ll be expensive.

Both of us will probably take some time off from work.

I’m sure the baby will keep us both very busy.

I‘ll be 65 in June.

We‘ll probably move to Florida in the fall.

We won’t spend another winter here.

–> It’s used to give facts or predictions about the future

–> The words guess, probably, and hope show that we are not 100% sure about the future.


I may go on for a master’s degree.

–> It shows that we are not 100% certain about the future.


I might look for a better job.

I might not be able to afford it.

–> It shows that we are not 100% certain about the future.

Be Going To

I‘m going to ask my boss for a promotion.

My friends are going to travel around Europe.

We‘re going to have a baby in March.

I‘m going to retire.

–> It’s used to talk about plans or decisions already made.

(See Page 119, Exercise 2, for more information.)

November 15, 2010

Final Speaking Exam: Discussion Questions

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Final Speaking Exams will be on Week 15 (December 6th to December 10th)

–> make appointments at the beginning of Week 14 (November 29th to December 3rd)

All Classes

* Which do you like better, e-mail or text messaging? Why?

* Tell your partner, “You are a classmate in my English class at school. Today’s homework was to read Chapter 10.”

You are a student. You call your classmate. You were absent from class, and so you want to know what the homework is. While you talk, your dinner begins burning. Interrupt the conversation, and then restart the conversation. Begin the conversation with, “Ring, ring.”

* Describe this person in as much detail as possible.

* Who do you take after more, your mom or your dad? How are you alike?

* Tell your partner, “I’m going to describe something. Ask questions and try to guess what it is.”

Describe one of the following things to your partner.

shoe hair clock suitcase car snow accident news ghost bird

* What are your goals for the next five years?

Class 100

* Do you think that teenagers are too young to join girl groups or boy bands? Why or why not?

* What can we do while watching baseball in a stadium?

* What kind of festivals do you want to go to? And why do you want to go?

* What do you think about a the high salaries of F1 drivers? Why?

* Do you want to get married while you are watching the TV program “We Got Married”? If so, who with? Why?

* If someone offered you money to go into a sink hole, would you go? Why or why not?

* What would you want to do most on Halloween? Why?

* Why do all Korean men have to do their military service?

Class 30

* What do you think about street biking? Why?

* What do you think about the popularity of Superstar K2?

* What do you think are the reasons why people are addicted to some computer games?

* How well do you think Korea will do in the next 2014 Brazil World Cup? Why do you think so?

* What do you think are Seoul’s best attractions? Why do you think so?

* What do you think about conscription? Is it right for South Korea, in its present condition? Why do you think so?

* Would you like to try foie gras? How about escargot? Why or why not?

Class 167

* If your older/little sister wanted to have plastic surgery, what would your advice to her be?

* What do you think about Superstar K2? Why?

* Why are people all over the world excited in by the World Cup of soccer?

* Do you think it’s possible for women to impersonate men? Why or why not?

* Would you like to buy a smart phone? Why or why not?

* What do you think are the reasons for Superstar K2’s popularity?

* If your boyfriend or girlfriend used a smartphone to find your location, what would you do? Why?

* Do you have an interest in Korean baseball? Why or why not?

Class 65

* Do you think that it’s possible to be immortal? Why or why not?

* Do you think that Jang Dong-geon and Go So-young’s married life is good or bad? Why?

* Why do many people not want to go into the army?

* What do you think about smart phones?

* Who was your favorite entry in Superstar K2?

Final Written Exam: Vocabulary

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All Classes

instant messaging: (noun) a system on the Internet which makes it possible to send messages quickly between two people using the system

text message: (noun) a written message, usually containing words with letters left out, sent from one mobile phone (= a telephone that you can carry with you) to another

video conferencing: (noun) when two or more people who are in different parts of the world can talk to each other and see each other on television screens

webcam: (noun) a camera which records moving pictures and sound and allows these to be shown on the Internet as they happen

interrupt: (verb) to stop an action or activity, usually for a short time

Master’s (degree): (noun) a higher university qualification; a university degree that is higher than a bachelor’s degree

promotion: (noun) when someone is given a more important job in the same organization

jet lag: (noun) when you feel tired because you have just travelled a long distance on an aircraft

pompadour: (noun) a hairstyle, worn usually by men, in which the hair at the front of the head is brushed up

static: (noun) noise on a radio or television that is caused by electricity in the air

Class 100

grotesquely (adv): very strange-looking, so as to cause fear or laughter

supernatural (adj): belonging or relating to or being phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of nature or physics

tradition: (noun) a custom or way of behaving that has continued for a long time in a group of people or a society

scoop (verb): to lift, dig or remove it with a sweeping circular movement

investigate: [VERB] when someone, especially an official, tries to find out what happened or what is the truth in an event, situation, or claim

compulsory: [ADJ] when you must do something or accept it, because it is the law or because someone in a position of authority says you must

expediency: [NOUN] doing what is convenient rather than what is morally right

tactic: [NOUN] the methods that you choose to use in order to achieve what you want in a particular situation

oblige: (verb) to bind someone morally or legally; to compel

catch: (verb) to hear or understand something correctly

hook: (noun) a catchy part of a song that you repeat

detention: (noun) when someone is arrested or put into prison, especially for political reasons

streak: (noun) a series of successes or failures, especially in a sport or in gambling

conduct: (verb) to organize and/or do a particular activity

play-off: (noun) a match/game, or a series of them, between two players or teams with equal points or scores to decide who the winner is

chant: (noun) words or phrases that a group of people shout or sing again and again

acid: (noun) any of various usually liquid substances which can react chemically with and sometimes dissolve other materials

prosperity: (noun) the state of being successful and having a lot of money

detractor: (noun) someone who criticizes something or someone, often unfairly

misconception: (noun) an idea which is wrong because it has been based on a failure to understand a situation

minimize [verb]: to make the amount of something that is unpleasant or not wanted as small as possible

resistance [noun]: when someone fights against someone who is attacking them

legendary [adjective]: very famous

roar [verb]: to make a long, loud, deep sound

imaginary (adjective) : existing only in the mind; not real

marital (adjective) : connected with marriage

unique (adjective) : being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual or special in some way

insufficient (adjective) : not enough

drought : (n) a prolonged lack of rainfall

funnel : (n) a tube with a cone-shaped opening through which liquid, etc can be poured into a narrow-necked container

solubility : (adj) denoting a substance (a SOLUTE) that is capable of being dissolved in a liquid

topography : (n) the study and description of the physical features of an area, for example its hills, valleys, or rivers, or the representation of these features on maps

Class 30

(sb = somebody; sth = something)

trace: follow or discover sb or sth by observing marks

pursue: make continual efforts to gain sth

conquer: take possession of (sth) by force

apparent: clearly seen or understood

plump [adjective] : when someone or something is rather fat or rounded.

hence [ADV] : You use this word to indicate that the statement you are about to make is a consequence of what you have just said.

idol : [NOUN] : a film, pop, or sports star who is greatly admired or loved by their fans

judge [NOUN] : the person in a court of law who decides how the law should be applied, for example how criminals should be punished

tactic : [noun] the methods that you choose to use in order to achieve what you want in a particular situation.

formulate : [verb] when you invent a plan or proposal, thinking about the details carefully.

civilization : [noun] a human society with its own social organization and culture.

fascinate : [verb] when something interests and delights you so much that your thoughts tend to concentrate on it.

eliminate : to remove something from something, or get rid of something

extraordinary : [adjective] when someone or something has some extremely good or special quality

referee : [NOUN] the official who controls a sports event such as a football game or a boxing match

tournament : [NOUN] a sports competition in which players who win a match continue to play further matches in the competition until just one person or team is left.

outcome : [NOUN] the situation that exists at the end of an activity, process, or situation

observatory [NOUN] a building with a large telescope from which scientists study things such as the planets by watching them

metropolitan [NOUN] belonging to or typical of a large busy city

committee [NOUN] a group of people who meet to make decisions or plans for a larger group or organization that they represent

implement [VERB] when you ensure that what has been planned is done

underway : (idiom) in motion; progressing

agenda : (noun) a list of things to be done or discussed

reduce: (verb) to make something less

conscript : (verb) to enlist for compulsory military service.

depression : a landform sunken or depressed below the surrounding area

force-feed : to force someone to eat by putting food down their throat

slaughter : to kill an animal for meat

Class 167

hospitality (noun): the friendly, welcoming behaviour towards guests or people you have just met

phase (noun): a particular stage in a process or in the gradual development of something

virtue (noun): thinking and doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

hideous (adjective): very ugly or unattractive

efficiency (noun): the quality of being able to do a task successfully, without wasting time or energy

realize (verb): when the things that you hope for, desire, or fear actually happen

irritate (verb): when something keeps annoying you

capability (noun): having the ability or the qualities that are necessary to do something

enthusiastic (adjective) : showing how much you like or enjoy something

slippage (noun) : a failure to maintain a steady position or rate of progress

significant (adjective) : large enough to be important

sphere (noun): an object that is completely round in shape

assume [verb]: when you imagine that something is true, sometimes wrongly

fabricate [verb]: when someone invents information in order to deceive people

impersonate [verb]: when you pretend to be another person, either to deceive people or to make people laugh

reveal [verb] : to make people aware of something

privacy [NOUN]: when you are in a place or situation which allows you to do things without other people seeing you or disturbing you.

antivirus software [NOUN]: a piece of software designed to prevent viruses entering a computer system or network.

operating system [NOUN]: the most basic program of a computer, which it needs in order to function and run other programs.

smart phone: a mobile telephone with computer features that may enable it to interact with computerized systems, send e-mails, and access the web

Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity): a wireless local area network that uses radio waves to connect computers and other devices to the Internet

add: when you put something in another, or on something, to increase, complete, or improve it

applications (apps): a program (as a word processor or a spreadsheet) that performs one of the major tasks for which a computer is used

death grip: a flawed antenna design that causes the device to lose reception when touched in the lower left corner ( original meaning: the grip of something dead or dying )

contest: (noun) a competition or election

eliminate: (verb) to defeat someone so that they cannot go any further in a competition

preliminary: something that you do at the start of an event or activity

key: a way of explaining or achieving something

Class 65

desecrate: (verb) to damage or show no respect towards something holy or very much respected

excessive [adjective]: more than is necessary or wanted

roughly [adverb] : forcefully or violently

cabin [NOUN]: a small wooden house, especially one in an area of forests or mountains

issue [NOUN]: an important subject that people are arguing about or discussing

wealth[NOUN]: the possession of a large amount of money, property, or other valuable things, or a particular person’s money or property

give birth to: produce a baby or young animal

good-looking [adjective]: when someone has an attractive face

military service: [noun] army training that young people must do in some countries

extract: [verb] to take something out, especially using force

exempt: [verb] to officially say that someone does not have to do something or pay for something

evasion: [noun] when you avoid something or someone

information retrieval: (noun) the process of obtaining selected information from data stored in a database

application: (noun) a formal written or verbal request, proposal or submission

explore: (verb) to search or travel through (a place) for the purpose of discovery

omnipotent: (adjective) having unlimited power; able to do anything

advance: [VERB] to move forward to a new position or a higher rank

range: [NOUN] distance from a singer’s lowest pitch to the singer’s highest pitch

confront: [VERB] to face or oppose boldly, defiantly, or antagonistically

entry: [NOUN] a person, thing, or group entered into a contest or market

Unit 11: Appearances

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Page 107.

One student describes one of the people.

The other student tries to guess who it is:

– Jennifer
– Donald
– Andrea
– John
– Erica
– Bruce


A:  She is tall and slender (thin).  She has long, blond hair.  She’s wearing a purple sweater, green slacks (casual pants), and brown high heels (high-heeled shoes).

B: Oh, it’s Jennifer, right?

A: Right.

— — — — —

Page 110.

– He has his hair in a ponytail. / His hair is in a ponytail. / He has a ponytail.

– She has her hair in cornrows. / Her hair is in cornrows.

– She has her hair in braids. / Her hair is in braids. / She has braids.

Other useful vocabulary:

– bangs
– a buzz cut (a hairstyle in which the hair is cut very short)
– frizzy hair (very curly and not smooth or shiny)
– highlights (a narrow strip of hair on a person’s head which has been made a more pale colour than the surrounding hair)
– streaks (a long thin mark which is easily noticed because it is very different from the area surrounding it)
– a perm
– pigtails
– wavy hair
– dyed hair (to change the colour of something by using something called dye)

– dimples (a small hollow place on your skin, often one that appears on your face when you smile )
– goatee
– moles
– sideburns
– pierced eyebrows/nose/lips

Ask each other:

“Do you know anyone who … ?”

If so, talk about that person.


A: Do you know anyone who has a beard?

B: Yes. My Uncle Sejeong has a beard. He is a little old, but very smart. He knows about languages, and he invents things.


Describe the people below.  Talk about as many details as possible.

She has medium-length, blond hair.

She has fair (light-colored) skin.

She’s wearing a green jacket made from frogs.  She also has a frog on her head band.

She’s wearing lip gloss.

She has long eyelashes.

She has bangs.

She has black fingernails.

– He has a beard.

– He’s wearing …

… black-and-white sunglasses.

… a purple-and-yellow jacket.

… a colorful cowboy hat.

He looks like a tough guy.

He has long, brown hair.

He’s wearing face paint.

He’s wearing tassels on his arms.

[tassel: (noun) a decoration made of a group of short threads tied together which is hung on curtains, furniture, etc.]

He’s very muscular.

He has a suntan/tan.

He’s wearing blue wristbands.

He looks a little crazy.

— — — — —

One student describes one of these people. Do not say what they do. The other guesses who the person is.

Some useful expressions:

– looks like –> He looks like a gorilla.

– voluptuous figure –> She has a voluptuous figure.

– looks masculine/feminine –> He looks feminine. = He looks like a girl.
—————————> She looks masculine = She looks like a man.

– is androgynous –> He/She looks androgynous.
= He/She doesn’t look like either a man or a woman.
= He/She looks like both a man and a woman.

– small/big (body part) –> She has a small waist.
————————> He has big eyes.

– square/oval face –> He has a square face.
——————–> She has an oval face.

– toupee –> He has/wears a toupee.

[noun] a piece of artificial (= not natural) hair worn by a man to cover part of his head where there is no hair)

– fashion sense –> She has good fashion sense.
—————–> He has terrible fashion sense.

e.g. Say, “He is very tall.” Do not say, “He is a K-1 kick boxer.”


Discussion Questions:

1. Who’s the tallest person in your family?

2. Who do you take after more, your mom or your dad? How are you alike?

(take after somebody:
[phrasal verb] to be similar to an older member of your family)

3. Do you have a friend that looks like a famous person? Who?

4. Do you think you look like anyone famous? Who?

5. Who is your favorite celebrity*? What does he/she look like?

* celebrity = famous person, e.g. famous singer, actor, movie director, writer, etc.

6. Do you know any twins? Are they identical or fraternal?

(twins = born at the same time)

(identical twins = look the same)

(fraternal twins = look like brothers and sisters)

7. Would you like to have twins? Why or why not?

8. What does your best friend look like? Who is taller?

9. Describe your ideal boy/girlfriend.

10. Would you rather have a beautiful face but terrible body, or a great body but terrible face? Why?


Page 112

Books closed. Listen to the conversation between Lori and Jin Ho. They are talking about someone they know.

1. What did he used to wear? (= What did he usually wear in the past?)

2. What did he used to look like?

3. Where is he now?

4. What does he look like nowadays?


1. He used to wear cargo pants.

2. He used to have long hair and a goatee.

3. He’s sitting right behind Jin Ho.

4. He’s wearing a suit and tie, and he has short hair.


Exercise 1, Part B

1. What do you call them/those

2. what’s his name, what do you call them

3. what do you call it


Page 113, Exercise 2

Possible Answers

1. You mean cargo pants.

2. Do you mean a ponytail? / Oh, I know. You mean a ponytail.

3. You mean freckles. / Do you mean freckles?

4. You mean braces. / Do you mean braces?

5. Do you mean bald? / You mean bald.

6. Do you mean identical twins? / You mean identical twins.

November 8, 2010

Announcements Regarding Final Exams

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As you know, you have a second written test* and a final speaking test.**

Vocabulary from your presentations will be on your second written test.

Discussion questions from your presentations will be on your final speaking test.

Later, I will put lists on this blog site. Each class will have different lists, since each class has its own presentations.

* Week 14

Class 134 –> Wednesday, December 1st

Class 100 –> Thursday, December 2nd

Class 30 –> Thursday, December 2nd

Class 167 –> Friday, December 3rd

Class 65 –> Friday, December 3rd

** Week 15 (December 6th to December 10th)

–> make appointments at the beginning of Week 14 (November 29th to December 3rd)

November 5, 2010

Korean Baseball history and 2010 season news

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– missionary [noun]: a member of a religious organization seeking to carry out charitable works and religious teaching.
– disseminate [verb]: to make (e.g. news or theories) be widely circulated or diffused.
– significant [adj]: important; worth noting or considering
– pitch [noun]: an area of ground that is marked out and used for playing a game such as football, cricket, or hockey
– quality start[noun] : In baseball, a quality start is a statistic for a starting pitcher defined as a game in which the pitcher completes at least six innings and permits no more than three earned runs.
– inning [noun]: one of the nine periods that a standard baseball game is divided into.


[1] Baseball is coming came to Korea for the first time in 1905, Japan forced the treaty declared, made it during the time when Korea was a colony of Japan.

American missionaries came to the time of Gillett (gilryetae) and members of the imperial Christian youth group that taught the beginning of baseballl. Gilryetae he found it as a mission to South Korea have played a decisive role in the dissemination of baseball in Korea.

This photo is Korea’s first baseball team, YMCA Baseball Team.

Until the creation of professional baseball in 1982, Baseball was a significant development focused on Korean baseball only had 4 high school baseball tournament teams.
In 1982, Pprofessional baseball was launched only in six openings with six teams. Than At that time, the United States had been playing baseball for over 100 years, more than Japan has launched about 50 years later and Japan had been playing for about 50 years.

At the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games gold medal for baseball in Korea, including Park, the major league dream team for one person to organize, in the final to arch rival Japan as much as 13 to 1, seven times in the game breaks cold the South Korean team, including Park, won the gold medal by defeating Japan 13-to-1.

Adopted by baseball after the Olympics, The 27th Sydney 2000 Olympic Games was a bronze medal.

And last year at the Beijing Olympics 2008, All of South Korea win the game nine times won nine games. And finally, Korea won the gold medal!

Currently, pro-baseball game is divided into 8 different teams.

Lately, after the post-season game, team SK, which is the winner of the Korean season, had a game with Taiwan.

[2] 2010season New record
-Hyeon-jin Ryu

Ryu called as ‘Monster pitcher’.
Ryu had a quality start in 23 games in a row. Also he has a new record, 17K(a strike-out) in 9 inning KBO(Korea Baseball Organization).

-Dae-ho Lee

Before he broke the record, the record was 8 games in a row.
Dae-ho Lee hit homerun 9 games in a row.

[3] Let’s talk about a simple event.
This has happened for the third time from the whole history of Korean pro-baseball game.
Last october second, there was a game between Lotte and Doosan in Sajik baseball stadium.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, a ball hit by the Lotte’s player crushed on a balloon and fall down.
It has stopped the game for a while and been judged as an out ball.
We’ll see a video about it.



Discussion Questions

Have you had Do you have an interest in Korean baseball?  Why or why not?
D What do you know Hyeon-jin Ryu or Dae-ho Lee? What do think about their new records?
Could you say that it is appropriate for judges to decide everything when an unexpected happening occurs Do you think it’s OK for judges to make all decisions when the unexpected occurs?  Why or why not?

[ Class 167]
Group8 송지은 안수진 차보희

November 4, 2010


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• grotesquely (adv) ; very strange-looking, so as to cause fear or laughter
• supernatural (adj) ; belonging or relating to or being phenomena that cannot be explained by the laws of nature or physics
• traditional (adj) ; belonging, relating or referring to, based on or from tradition

[tradition: (noun) a custom or way of behaving that has continued for a long time in a group of people or a society]

• flesh (n) ; the pulp of a fruit or vegetable
• scoop (v) ; to lift, dig or remove it with a sweeping circular movement
• arrest (v) : to take someone into custody, especially by legal authority


TRICK OR TREAT! Did you ever hear about the this sentence? [1] In the West, on 31 October each year, children dress up grotesquely and visit door to door to threaten the neighbors to get sweets saying ‘TRICK OR TREAT!’

On the other hand, Adults often throw the party as All Hallow’s EVE. Then what they do at the party? First, they dress up in Halloween costumes to enjoy this day. [2] The costumes are modeled after supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, vampires, witches. Or another trend is to wear sexy costumes. For instance, polices, bunny girl, nurse.

And then they enjoy several traditional games(apple bobbing, trick or treat) or do other activities. [3] Other common activities include telling scary stories, watching horror films and carving Jack-O’-Lanterns. Have you heard about the “Jack-O’-Lantern”? A Jack-O’-Lantern is a carved pumpkin. The top of the pumpkin is cut off, and inside flesh then scooped out.

However, be aware, there will be no trick or treating, carving a Jack-O’-Lanterns in South Korea. Since Halloween is not holiday to celebrate. If you show up at someone’s door dressed up as Lady GaGa , you will likely be arrested!

So how do we enjoy the Halloween? Don’t be worry. There are many parties held in clubs and bars. In there, Dress up in fun costumes(or sexy costumes) and go all out on make up! Look out for parties of your choice and enjoy the Halloween! Remember! Don’t be say “TRICK OR TREAT!” in South Korea.


• If you attend the attended a Halloween party, W what do would you want to dress up as?  Why?
• What is the best you want to do in the would you want to do most on Halloween? w Why?

[Class 100, Group 8]

The Present State of Korean Plastic Surgery.

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*announce(verb):If you announce something, you tell people about it publicly or officially
*overseas(modifier):You use overseas to describe things that involve or are in foreign countries, usually across a sea or an ocean.
*hospitality(noun):Hospitality is friendly, welcoming behaviour towards guests or people you have just met
*accommodation(noun): Accommodation is used to refer to buildings or rooms where people live or stay.
*lookism(noun): discrimination against a person on the grounds of physical appearance
*bride(noun): A bride is a woman who is getting married or who has just got married
*phase(noun): A phase is a particular stage in a process or in the gradual development of something
*virtue(noun) Virtue is thinking and doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
*severe(adjective) severe is you think somebody or something not easy or light
*extensively(modifier) something spread widely
*generalization(noun) A generalization is a statement that seems to be true in most situations or for most people, but that may not be completely true in all cases
*hideous(adjective) If you say that someone or something is hideous, you mean that they are very ugly or unattractive.
*widespread(adjective) Something that is widespread exists or happens over a large area, or to a great extent
*electric fan(noun) A fan is a powered device used to create flow within usually air
*illegal(adjective) If something is illegal, the law says that it is not allowed.
*means(noun) A means of doing something is a method, instrument, or process which can be used to do it. Means is both the singular and the plural form for this use.
*satisfaction(noun) Satisfaction is the pleasure that you feel when you do something or get something that you wanted or needed to do or get.

*divorce (noun) A divorce is the formal ending of a marriage by law
*cheekbones (noun) Your cheekbones are the two bones in your face just below your eyes

The Present State of Korea Plastic Surgery.
Today we’ll announce about the present state of Korea plastic surgery.

First, Foreigner come to Korea for the plastic surgery.

For the purpose of being beautiful, many foreigners go overseas to do plastic surgery. And nowadays many tour agencies also release plastic Surgery tour for coming from overseas for this. Korea is one of the famous plastic surgery country in the Asia. Although Thailand, Singapore and Japan are also very famous countries of plastic surgery, but most of the foreigners prefer to have plastic surgery in Korea. because ot Koreans’ great hospitality, delicious food, convenient accommodation service and reasonable price. Especially Japanese and Chinese are the largest visitor coming to Korea for plastic surgery.


People find plastic surgery before preparing for their wedding or job interview. Nowadays, for being beautiful bride and for passing interview phase, upgrading their face becoming kind of virtue. That could called one word: Lookism
More and more lookism severer Lookism is becoming more and more severe, and modern society’s people more and more think that plastic surgery lighter think about plastic surgery more and more lightly. plastic surgery hospital advertise extensively “appearance is strategy”. They say “we can rise rate of success for job interview”. If so, Is there correct answer face for getting job? Although cosmetic surgery be generalization thesedays, inner reality’s mean is hideous like this. We certainly should think about innerside of widespread plastic surgery seriously now.

After effects of plastic surgery.

Now, we talk about plastic surgeryholics. two example, called “electric fan woman” Han Mi Ok of korea and called “cat face woman” Jocelyn Wildenstein of USA.
first, “electric fan woman” She was k-pop singer 20 years ago. She was operated on plastic surgery at once, for success by singer. But, she started herself plastic surgery by using illegal means, for her satisfaction continuously plastic surgery.

second, cat face woman’s reason of plastic surgery holic is that she is gain her husband’s heart. her husband like cat, then she have the wrong idea that her husband will like woman which face of look like cat. And she was continuously operated on plastic surgery for looking like a cat. But she was divorced, because her husband be was frightened by her face.

The present state of Korean celebritys’ plastic surgery.

1)Seon Ah Kim

She is famous movie star.
She was operated on eyes and noes.
As a result, she become became a cutty cute woman.
For reference, if she wasn’t operated on for beauty, I am very sorry to see her

2)Hui Jin Jang

s She is famous CF star actress who stars in commercials.
s She was operated on has had her eyes, noes nose, chin and cheekbones operated on.
I was surprised to see her school days photo. If she wasn’t operated on plastic surgery, she is so hard to become a famous entertainer.

3)Soo Ae

Many guys love Soo Ae.
But many netizen called her “A artificial human”
She was operated on has had her eyes and teeth operated on.

4)Yu In Na

She is sitcom star.
Now. she has ‘V’line, large eyes like puppy and rosy lips. But before surgery she had nothing.

5)the others(including other countries)

(Thai star, before)

(Thai star, after)

(Kim Ah-joong, before and after)

(ex-member of Fin.K.L, Ock Joo-hyun, before and after)

(before and after)

(racing car model, before)

(racing car model, after)

(before and after)

(Tae-yeon, a member of Girls’ Generation, before)

(Tae-yeon, after)



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Discussion Questions:
1. What do you think about plasic surgery? Is it good or bad?  Why do you think so?
2. If your older/little sister wanted to have plastic surgery, what would your advice to her be?
3. Which Korean star do you think has had the most plastic surgery?  Why do you think so?

(Class #167, Group #3: Jina, Nora, Lee Sue-jin, Bob)

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