Korean Test Preparation

Korean Test Practice with Billy [Ep. 27] – Advanced Korean (Listening Practice)

I'd gotten a lot of requests to make more higher level Korean test questions in this series, so here's one for Advanced Level learners.

If you're preparing for a TOPIK or other Korean test, then this video series is for you. Here's episode 27!

Here is the listening example:

지금 여러분께서 보고 계신 작품은 키캣 작가의 “곰이 소형 동물이었더라면” 이라는 작품입니다. 키캣 작가는 국내보다 해외에서 더 많이 알려진 작가입니다. 작은 조각들을 사실적으로 만들며 작품과 작품 사이에 스토리가 이어지는 것으로 젊은 층에게 특히 인기가 많습니다. 보시다시피 이 작품에는 상대적으로 작은 곰 가족과 큰 고양이 2마리가 함께 있습니다. 곰이 덩치가 작아도 두발로 일어서서 큰 상대를 위협하는 모습이 아주 인상적이지요. 고양이와 곰이 그들보다 큰 생선을 앞에 두고 경쟁하는 모습에서 보는 이에게 웃음을 줍니다. 다음 작품을 감상하기 위해 2층으로 이동하도록 하겠습니다.

What you are all looking at now is a work by the artist Keykat called “If bears were small animals.” Keykat is an artist who is better known outside of the country. She makes small realistic sculptures which tell stories within the pieces, and is especially popular with the younger generations. As you can see, in this work is a relatively small bear family together with two large cats. The bear appearance is very impressive because although its body is small, it stands on two feet and threatens a large opponent. Within the image is the cats and bears competing in front of a fish that’s even larger than they are, which delivers humor to the viewer. In order to appreciate the next work, we’ll move to the 2nd floor.

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