Lesson Number: 261

1. Main Lesson

South Korean pop culture is spreading around the globe.

A wave of Korean culture is crashing over the world—and it’s amazing

South Korean pop culture is booming: from K-pop bands like BTS to award-winning movies like Parasite to innovative K-beauty brands that use snail extract (yes, for real), the world can’t get enough. But how did South Korea transform from a struggling third-world country just a half century ago into a modern-day cultural powerhouse? It wasn’t an accident. Plus, learn the English expression “spring into action.”

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2. Expression

Spring into action

If you start working very quickly because of an outside influence, then you “spring into action.”

3. Video lesson

4. Learn the Lingo

Nothing to speak of

“Nothing to speak of” means that it isn’t relevant, worth mentioning, or of any practical significance.