Boys sentenced for listening to pop music – level 1

24-01-2024 07:00

In North Korea, two 16-year-olds get 12 years of hard work. And why does it happen? Because they listen to South Korean music.

North Korea does not allow people to enjoy South Korean movies or music. There are very strict punishments since 2020. The video warns people in North Korea. It shows many students. They are wearing face masks. It is probably during the COVID pandemic.

North Korea wants to guide young people back to their traditional way of thinking. The government says that South Korean ideas are dangerous for its people.

Difficult words: punishment (the penalty for doing something wrong), traditional (something what exists for a long time).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What does the North Korean government hope to achieve by punishing those who listen to South Korean music and movies?


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