Chatterbox #231 – K-pop

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Have you ever heard of K-pop? How about BTS? BTS is the name of a Korean boy band whose popularity is sweeping the globe. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about the ins and outs of K-pop, and even some slang terms related to this music movement.


Fun facts

The Korean boy band BTS has made history in so many different ways over the past few
years! BTS was the first Korean band to present in front of the United Nations, they were
the first Korean group to hit #1 in the Billboard Artist 100 Chart, they were able to present
an award at the US Grammys, and their concerts sell out all over the world within a matter
of minutes. Many say that the band’s success is due to their charm and their dedication to
connecting with fans on social media.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • To be in one’s prime
  • To be up with [something]
  • To spark a passion
  • To be in the same boat
  • Diehard
  • To hype [something] up

Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo: Oğuz Şerbetci (Unsplash.com)

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