Podcast: Kim Yuna (Low Int)
Today’s podcast features a reading from our low-intermediate Famous People lesson plan about South Korean figure skater Kim Yuna. In this lesson, students read a short biography about the former professional figure skater, known affectionately as Queen Yuna. Low level learners also practice forming questions and using the verb “deserve” to talk about rewards and punishments.
To see the full transcript and use the ready-made lesson plan in class, log in to ESL Library and choose our Famous People section. Be sure to use the low-intermediate Kim Yuna lesson. We also have an intermediate-level lesson on Kim Yuna.
Pronunciation and Spelling Note: In South Korea, the family name (Kim) is written and said before the given name (Yuna). In English-speaking countries, some people (even Korean students) switch these around (Yuna Kim). Also, the commonly used English pronunciation of Yuna (as used in this podcast) is different from the Korean pronunciation of Yu-na (yeon-a). Rumor has it that Yuna/Yu-na actually likes the English pronunciation of her name.
Introduce your students to iTunes today! This is Episode #254.
Check out previous podcasts here, including last week’s podcast, The Commonwealth. Coming soon to our podcast: Yoga.
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