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November 14, 2012

K-pop

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 12:51 am

1. Glossary
Entertainment : shows, films, television, or other performances or activities that entertain people
K-pop : an abbreviation for South Korean pop music
Issue : an important subject or problem that people are discussing
Korean wave : the significant increase in the popularity of South Korean entertainment and culture starting in the 1990s, in Asia, and more recently in other parts of the world
Audition : when someone does a short performance to try to get a job as an actor, singer, etc

2. Text
Let’s start our presentation.
Our presentation is about K-pop.

There are many entertainment companies. These include S.M, Y.G, J.Y.P, D.S.P and so on.

K-pop singers are divided into solo artists and groups.
Popular K-pop groups aqre Girls generation, Kara, Sistar and Secret.

Popular K-pop solo singers are IU, Hyun-A, Lee Hyo-li. [1]

There are many issues related with K-pop singers.

For example, recently, one of T-ara members suffered because of other members.
She become an outcast.

Mc Mong tried to avoid his military service. So many people accuse him. But he still has not gone to the military.

Sin Jeong Hwan, who was member of Country KKOKKO, is a big illegal gambler. He went to other country to gamble.

Kwon Ji Yong, who is a member of Bigbang, took drugs in a club.

Dae-sung, who is a member of Bigbang, had a car accident. He hit a motorcycle driver. [2]

The Korea Wave affects other counties in Asia, Europe and America with K-pop singers.
Especially, Psy is the most popular K-pop singer recently.
His song, Gang-nam style, was played more than 5000000000 in YouTube. [3]

There are many T.V. audition programs like super star K and K-pop star in Korea.
These programs are for finding new K-pop singers.
Not only Koreans, but also foreigners audition for these programs for being a K-pop singer.[4]

3.References
[1] http://music.naver.com/artist
[2] http://news.naver.com/
[3] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
[4] http://superstark.interest.me/index.ssk4

4. Discussion Questions
(1) If you could enter any entertainment company, which company would you choose? Why?
(2) Which singer do you think is the best K-pop star? Who is your favorite K-pop singer?
(3) Who do you think is the best singer or group?
(4) Do you know about other incidents involvirs K-pop singers?

5.Class 57, Group 7, 김경훈, 이창성, 이민규, 유철

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