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November 13, 2012

Gangnam style

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 1:25 am

(1)Glossary
1.upload : transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller or a computer at a remote location.
2.armpit : the hollow under the arm where it is joined to the shoulder.
3.brand : a name given to a product or service. a recognizable kind.
4.billboard chart : The Billboard charts tabulate the relative weekly popularity of songs or albums in the United States. The results are published in Billboard magazine.
5.YouTube : YouTube is a video-sharing website, created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005, on which users can upload, view and share videos.
6.K-POP : K-pop is a musical genre consisting of dance, electronic, electropop, hip hop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea.
7.Gangnam : Gangnam or Kangnam is a Sino-Korean place name meaning “south of the river”.

(2)Text
Gangnam style
our presentation is about “Gangnam style”. “Gangnam style” is a very famous song in the world. Because this song’s music video was uploaded to Youtube. and was viewed 700million times.[1] This song went to #2 on America’s Billboard chart, and went to #1 on the charts of other countries, including New zealand, Brazil, Poland, and pinland.[2]

“Gangnam style” raised our country brand value, and earned a lot of money.[3] The singer of “Gangnam style” is psy. He is a very funny nad famous singer. He has performed at university festivals and when he plays there many people are excited. His armpit sweat become a hot issue.

He appeared on the TV program “Muhandojeon”. this program opened the western sea highway music festival[4] He teamed up with Hong-chul No of Muhandojeon’s member.

So Hong-chul No took part in psy’s music video, he did the low quality dance in the elevator. People call him the “elevator guy” and people are interested in his dance.

But Gangnam style’s main dance is the “horse dance”. Many people in the world did this dance, in the TV programs, festivals, clubs, and people made their own parody videos about the “horse dance”. This dance informed people in the world about K-pop, Gangnam style helped K-pop become famous in the world.[5]

(3)Reference
[1]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
[2]http://www.thegamenews.com/game_life/221530/page/1
http://www.tuning09.co.kr/3167456
[3]http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=101&oid=013&aid=0002072044
[4]http://bntnews.hankyung.com/apps/news?popup=0&nid=04&c1=04&c2=04&c3=00&nkey=201106191030563&mode=sub_view
[5]http://news.kbs.co.kr/world/2012/10/27/2558336.html

(4) Discussion Questions
1. Have you ever watched “Gangnam style”? what do you think about “Gangnam style”.
2. Why do you think many people in the world like “Gangnam style”?
3. What do you think about the elevator guy’s danes?
4. If you did the horse dance with some one, who, where?

Class = 27#
Group = 3#
Group member’s name
이건우, 김경아, 오명국, 강병훈

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