Low Korean Birthrate

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Published: 7.31.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 3:20
Accent: British
Source: BBC Global News Podcast (7.30.2017)

The South Korean government is trying to solve the problem of the falling birthrate in South Korea.

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triangle Vocabulary 어휘 Vocabulario


  • ☐ ☐ ☐ policies [n] - plans or rules made by a government
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ boost [v] - increase
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ maternity leave [n] - time off work for having a baby (for women)
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ picking up [phv] - contributing to
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ domestic household work [n] - cleaning, cooking, raising children
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ over-burdened [adj] - too much work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ day-care [n] - a center to take of children while parents work
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ infertility [n] - inability to make babies
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ priority enrolment [n] - first in line to enroll in a school
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ core concerns [n] - most important issues or problems
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ maintain the population [exp] - keep the population at the same level
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ demographers [n] - people who study population statistics
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ dipped [v] - fell, dropped
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ aging society [n] - a society with more old people than young people
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ fuel the system [exp] - give power to the system
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ hesitant [adj] - unsure or unwilling
  • ☐ ☐ ☐ prop up [phv] - support

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective,  [exp] - expression



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  1. What is South Korea's current birthrate?
    1.17
    1.7
    2.1

  2. What is the current trend of Korea's birthrate?
    It is starting to increase.
    It is remaining stable.
    It is continuing to decline.

  3. Why are some people delaying getting married in Korea?
    They can't find true love.
    They can't find adequate jobs.
    They can't afford to buy homes.

  4. According to the woman, what problem are women having in the workforce?
    They can't get adequate maternity leave.
    They are being paid much less then men.
    They are pressured to work on weekends.

  5. Which types of companies are generally creating this problem?
    small companies
    medium companies
    large companies

  6. What are women doing because of this problem?
    They are having only one child.
    They are delaying starting a family.
    They are returning to work quickly after having a baby.

  7. What is the current trend in university education in Korea?
    More women than men are graduating.
    The cost of education is dropping.
    There are not enough universities for the population.

  8. Why are Korean women feeling over-burdened?
    Their jobs are boring.
    They often take two or three jobs at the same time.
    Men are not helping them enough with house chores.

  9. How much has the Korean government spent on this problem in the last decade?
    7 billion dollars
    17 billion dollars
    70 billion dollars

  10. What benefits has the Korean government been spending its money on?
    giving benefits for three-child families
    providing infertility drugs
    providing affordable housing
    solving the domestic work imbalance between men and women
    providing better maternity leave

  11. What important things has the government not been trying to fix?
    giving benefits for three-child families
    providing infertility drugs
    providing affordable housing
    solving the domestic work imbalance between men and women
    providing better maternity leave

  12. What is the predicted outcome of Korea's low birthrate?
    South Korea will allow more immigration.
    South Korea will eventually disappear.
    Housing prices will drop dramatically.

  13. What other demographic problems does the woman mention?
    an aging society
    a shrinking tax base
    a possible war with North Korea

  14. What common solution to this population problem is Korea hesitant to adopt?
    increasing immigration
    improving education
    paying families for having babies

  15. How do most Koreans seem to feel about this problem?
    They seem very worried.
    They seem very angry.
    They don't seem to care.

  16. According to the woman, what do many Koreans believe will be the solution to this population problem?
    an economic improvement
    reunification with North Korea
    tax breaks for having children



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