Happy Together I 해피투게더 EP.629 Part.1 [ENG/2020.03.12]On March 14, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
(The Rabbit and the Turtle) (“Just One Month”) (On the Previous Episode) (The 1st Celebrity TOEIC Test) (“Just One Month”, the second experiment topic, study) (I guess other people are taking the test too.) (Subject Group) (Yoo Jaeseok, Cho Saeho, Lee Hyunyi, Cho Hangri,) (Jeon Hyunmoo, Angelina Danilova,) (Heo Jungmin, Hong Jinkyung) (The long-awaited test began.) (This footage was filmed in December 2019.) Hyunmoo doesn’t get distracted. (The subject who stood out the most, Jeon Hyunmoo,) (charmingly intelligent, has good concentration) (What makes him even greater is…) Number 37. (What number is it?) (He won’t even budge as he’s not distracted.) What number is it? (However, the other subjects were distracted by her.) (The TOEIC villain who turned the place upside down) (She is about to make a move.) Number 51. (Peeking) (The hidden gaze under strict supervision) (Subject Hong Jinkyung, expert cheating skills) And they will be spoken only one time. Question 71 through… (Saeho witnessed her cheating.) (Subject and witness to cheating) – What are you doing? / – Be quiet. – He’s right there. / – Be quiet. (Candidates who attempt to cheat will be disqualified) (from taking TOEIC tests for between 1 and 5 years.) I made my debut when I was 17. And I haven’t studied ever since. Since I’m a TV personality and the mother of a child, I need to learn things to teach my child. I thought I should start studying again. Sometimes, my ignorance makes my life tiresome. (Meanwhile, Villain Hong started fidgeting again.) (She starts blowing her nose) (instead of solving the questions.) (The subject’s bronchial tubes are wailing.) There are three evils in a test room. One of them is the type of people who blow their noses. And those who shake their legs. The last ones are cicadas in the summer. They’re the three evils. (The evil piles up tissues.) (After that, she kept piling used tissues.) It’s 12:56 p.m. now. I’ll announce the time again 15 and 5 minutes before the end of the test. You may begin the reading part now. Is the reading part over? It’s the listening part that’s over. – The listening part is over. / – “The reading part”? – You should start the reading part. / – My gosh. Please focus on the test. (About the Difficulties Caused by Ignorance 2) Goodness. (The reading part begins.) They have no time to waste. Especially Part Five… – You must work fast. / – You should finish it fast. It’s a matter of speed. – That’s right. / – Exactly. It’s a race against time. (Time management is essential.) (The subjects’ unusual behaviors) (Some lose their mind) (when encountering difficult questions.) (Meanwhile, this man won’t even budge.) Jaeseok is a perfect father figure. He is an ideal father figure to guide teenagers who will lead our future. (Subject Yoo Jaeseok,) (Jiho and Naeun’s father, also known as Papa Yoo) (After a long day of work…) (His vision is blurry.) (Papa Yoo slowly reads the letters with his passion.) – Jaeseok has good concentration. / – Indeed. He seems to be working hard to complete the test. (He looks as if he’s meditating from time to time.) (The best show host in Korea, the weight of the crown) (Is he dreaming of becoming an Englishman?) (Why has it been hard for you) (to study English until now?) Just like any other subject, when you study a foreign language, it’s important to make a continuous and consistent effort. It was hard for me to study on a regular basis. It might sound like an excuse, but I’ve been busy and tired. For several reasons, it was hard for me to study English consistently. (Meanwhile, this man is feeling inferior to Papa Yoo.) (Cautious, uneasy, anxious) (Subject Cho Saeho,) (may have the sidekick complex, overly competitive) (In the end,) (he covers his exam paper with his arm.) Saeho doesn’t have to cover his answers. Why does he keep doing that? – What is he doing now? / – Why… Why would he cover his answers? Why does he have to cover them like this? (His behavior makes us wonder about his score.) I’m so tired. (I’m so tired.) I can’t even breathe. (5 seconds before the end of the test,) (some of the subjects complained) (about difficulty in breathing.) (Subject Lee Hyunyi, elite type,) (the type that would sit at the front row) The test is over now. – It’s over. / – Everyone, – please put your pens down. / – My goodness. – For a moment… / – I couldn’t even read all of it. – Did you complete it? / – I didn’t have enough time. I couldn’t even finish reading the text. – How was it? / – Actually, I saw some of us pretending to answer the questions. Who was it? Well… (Prime Suspect 1) – It was so funny. / – I – heard someone… / – I can tell you since it’s over. There were three of them. Jungmin was one of them. He was acting. It seemed to me he had finished. – But he kept… / – He’s a great actor. (Subject Heo Jungmin, actor,) (specialized in acting like he’s solving problems) (Staring) Be honest with me. You were acting, right? I pretended I was underlining many times. (The subject confessed he faked underlining.) – I… / – I heard her chanting a spell. (I heard her chanting a spell.) Actually, I… (Villain Hong’s additional skill is chanting spells.) – She kept mumbling. / – Actually, I… Those who aren’t smart tend to be noisy. – The exam supervisor / – That was funny. – looked at me… / – Oh, my. (Jo Woojong enters the experiment room.) – What? / – I wasn’t mistaken. – He was the man I saw. / – Right. Good job, everyone. – I watched you during the exam. / – I see. – It was insane. / – Oh, my. Jaeseok, you drew a lot of attention. It was a life or death battle for me. In the end, you held the exam paper like a magazine. – Gosh. / – Like a magazine. (It feels like Wall Street in New York City.) I thought he was in a sauna. He was watching us from afar. I held it like a magazine as if I was in a sauna. – Exactly. / – To be honest, I was embarrassed by him. – Now, I will announce your scores. / – Okay. Only the bottom four… (The bottom 4 will be chosen.) They will take an actual TOEIC test a month later. Starting with first place, I will give you – your test result reports. / – Hangri, get ready. First place. (Test Result Reports) (1st place) She got 475 points in the listening part and 455 points in the reading part. The total score is 930 out of 990 points. First place… (Who could be in first place?) (Candidate 1, Jeon Hyunmoo,) (the golden boy, the charmingly intelligent man) (Candidate 2, Lee Hyunyi,) (Economics major from “E” University) (Candidate 3, Angelina Danilova, fluent in 5 languages) (Candidate 4, Cho Hangri,) (the perfect TOEIC score achiever) (The 1st Celebrity TOEIC Test for the 1st time on TV) First place goes to… (First place) Angelina. Congratulations. (1st place, Angelina Danilova) I really didn’t expect this. – Good. / – Thank you. She’s first as expected. (Angelina Danilova’s Test Result Report) – She’s amazing. / – As soon as the test ended… – Thanks. I’m honored. / – She didn’t study for this. – Exactly. / – She’s unbelievable. She’s a native speaker. – Angelina is great. / – I am speechless. – I envy you. / – I am impressed. She’s unbelievable. – I really envy her. / – Thank you. I will announce who won sixth place. This person will have to study English again. – The person in sixth place must study. / – Exactly. One of the participants of the project… 215 points in the listening part and 100 points in the reading part. The total score is 315 points. Isn’t that a high score? – 315 out of 990 points. / – Oh, my. – I think / – Out of 990 points? – it’s not bad. / – Sixth place goes to… (The lower places are holding onto hope.) Hong Jinkyung. (Hong Jinkyung, 6th place,) (must study for the next month.) I knew it. – Should I be happy? / – Yes, you should be. – Or should I be sad? / – You did a good job. – I won / – That’s amazing. – She did a great job. / – at least sixth place. You should treat us to a meal. Two people did worse than me. She did better than I thought. Jinkyung, you should treat us to a meal. That’s awesome. – Next up is second place. / – I’m curious – who that is. / – Second place. The one who got the second-highest score next to Angelina. (Result announcement, 2nd place) It must be Hangri. (Test Result Reports) (2nd place) 475 points in the listening part and 450 points in the reading part. The total score is 925 points – out of 990 points. / – Only 5 points lower than mine. – That’s amazing. / – Second place goes to… (Who could be in 2nd place?) Cho Hangri. Cho Hangri. (2nd place, Cho Hangri) I predicted 1st and 2nd places. (2nd place) He got over 900 without preparing for it. I’m excited that I did as well as a native speaker. Your score is only five points lower than hers. – I am fully satisfied. / – Great. He got only one less question right. It’s the same as winning first place. – So we know 1st and 2nd places. / – Unbelievable. – I’ll announce who’s seventh. / – Okay. This person must study as well. (Test Result Reports) (7th place) I’ll announce the result. 175 points in the listening part and 80 points in the reading part. The total score is 255 out of 990 points. That’s much lower than what sixth place got. – I think it’s me. / – It’s much lower. Yoo Jaeseok. – You achieved your goal. / – Great. That means he’s not last. Jaeseok seems happy. – Because he isn’t last. / – Just as I expected, I’m second to last. I don’t think you should be so happy about it. – I am very happy. / – He seems genuinely happy. – My goodness. / – I didn’t prepare for the test. Since English is one of the things I’m not good at… I did better than I expected. I was very happy, but the others were looking at me as if they were thinking, “Why is he that happy” “with such a low score?” I wondered if I shouldn’t get excited even though I was satisfied. So I became a little disheartened. (Discouraged) I will announce. So… Oh, it’s this person. I will announce. The eighth place, the last place. (Result announcement, 8th place) What is he doing? (Could it be Saeho who covered his exam paper?) I spent my childhood overseas. (Or could it be Jungmin who lived) (in the Philippines for 4 years?) (Who could be in 8th place) (that no one would be happy with?) (Test Result Reports) (8th place) 160 points in the listening part and 90 points in the reading part. The total score is 250 out of 990 points. – Last place? / – Yes. The eighth place, last place, is Heo Jungmin. (Heo Jungmin, 8th place) – Jungmin. / – What did he do for four years? – What happened? / – Did you just travel around? You were acting just as I thought. Saeho, you did a great job. Saeho got 210 points in the listening part and 115 points in the reading part. His total score is 325 points. – He’s in 5th place. / – 10 points higher than mine. (Cho Saeho, 5th place, the top of the bottom 4) – Oh, yes! / – 10 points higher. His score is 10 points higher than mine. – Good job. / – Congratulations. – There’s a 70-point gap. / – He did really well. – It’s a big gap. / – There’s a 70-point gap. Wouldn’t everyone have been curious about it? I think the viewers were also curious. If he had lived in Korea his entire life, I wouldn’t have teased him. I would’ve understood him. But he lived overseas for four years. I didn’t think he would do worse than me. I really didn’t expect I would be last. I thought I would be in the middle, at least. I was so embarrassed. I didn’t even care about the top four. The fact that Jungmin, Jinkyung, and Jaeseok got lower scores than me made me so happy. My score didn’t even matter. The thought of being superior to them alone was good enough for me. (5th: Saeho, 6th: Jinkyung, 7th: Jaeseok, 8th: Jungmin) (The bottom 4 will begin the 1-month-long study.) Happy Together 2020 Habit Transformation Project. “Just One Month”. Welcome to our second project. – Hello. / – Hello. (The 2nd project’s subject group) It’s good to see you again. Our first project drew a lot of attention. – Especially, Saeho / – Yes. was on exclusive articles. I was surprised too. – It shouldn’t have been. / – Right. I woke up in the morning and found out about the articles. – I was very surprised. / – Saeho seems… – Yes? / – It’s good that you lost weight. But you look a little bit like Junha… Like melting wax. I think you got some wrinkles around your mouth. Many of Saeho’s friends called him after watching the preview of our second project. “Did you gain your weight back right away?” (Can you regain weight overnight?) It was a month ago. They all said I regained weight so quickly. That was before he lost weight. – They thought I gained more weight. / – I get it. – Actually, we filmed this / – Yes. – before he lost weight, / – That’s right. – but it was aired first. / – Exactly. – I didn’t regain weight. / – That’s right. He’s been maintaining his weight. Many people talked about Hyunmoo as well. – Yes. / – He lost only 0.8kg. They think you just pooped. – Hold on. / – Well… – That was harsh. / – I’m sorry. Saeho said, “You can lose more weight just by pooping.” – It wasn’t like that. / – He said, “Jinkyung…” You said that to a lot of people. – Let me explain. / – Okay. – That day, I didn’t poop. / – You didn’t? – I lost 0.8kg without pooping. / – I see. – I lost fat. / – All right. – He cracked me up. / – If I had pooped before that, it would’ve been amazing. – All right. / – It was hilarious. We apologize for talking about poop from the beginning. Anyway, are you two maintaining your new habits? – Yes, I am. / – I started eating breakfast. – Really? / – Yes. – It’s a good change. / – I started eating salad. He seems to enjoy the change. Exactly. They’re maintaining their new habits. The second part of the Habit Transformation Project, following the body design challenge, is to form a habit of studying. To find out if persistence or efficiency is more important for studying, we formed a new habit of studying for a month. The persistent Team Turtle studied one hour per day for 30 days. On the other hand, the efficient Team Rabbit studied 30 hours per day for the last 3 days. Which team could achieve a better result? I’m curious too as I don’t know the result yet. To be honest, I’ve only heard about TOEIC. I’ve never thought of taking the test. This test is very important for those entering the workforce Getting promotions. Exactly. A large number of people have – their reasons / – They must take the test. to take this test and get a high score. It’s very stressful for office workers. Right. It must be stressful. I thought they only need it when they join a company, but they have to take the test while working there – to get promoted. / – That’s right. You should get a high score as you can get a raise. You shouldn’t stop studying. Our goal was to get a high TOEIC score. First, I’ll introduce the four participants of the experiment. – They were the bottom four / – Yes. – in the first test. / – That’s right. All right. First, I will introduce you to Team Turtle who studied 1 hour per day for 30 days. “Class is permanent.” He tries new challenges every day. The undisputed best show host in Korea, Yoo Jaeseok! – He’s on Team Turtle. / – I’m on Team Turtle. – Persistence is important. / – That’s right. He’s good at doing everything but studying. The versatile entertainer, Actor Heo Jungmin! (Team Turtle, Jungmin, 1st TOEIC score, 250 points) – The top two of Team Turtle. / – Except for studying? Why are you embarrassed? The phrase “everything but studying” was too shocking. He really is good at everything except for studying. – I teach students. / – That’s true. Actually, he’s a professor too. – Really? / – Yes. I’m worried if I can teach next semester. – You don’t teach English. / – Exactly. – It doesn’t matter. / – What do you teach? – Acting. / – Acting. (An actor of 26 years of experience teaches acting.) You looked so… – Excuse me. / – I was just curious. – I asked out of curiosity. / – “What can you teach?” – I didn’t mean it like that. / – She’s interested in education because of her daughter. – Of course, I’m curious. / – Is that right? – I feel so sad. / – In fact, Jungmin is the participant – with the highest expectations. / – That’s right. He studied every day. – He had so much time. / – That’s true. That means he studied as much as he should. – Yes, he did. / – I heard he studied hard. – Yes, he did. / – Yes. I wished I had been busy working. – He studied really hard. / – I mean, all of you appeared on a lot of TV shows – while I was studying at home. / – Right. – He studied hard. / – It was sad. This team studied 30 hours in the last 3 days cramming for the test. Team Rabbit. Following his successful weight loss, he wants to be the study king. The man of ambition, Cho Saeho! (Team Rabbit, Saeho, 1st place) (with a score of 325 points) Forget the stupid image of her. She’s unexpectedly good at English. Hong Jinkyung! (Team Rabbit, Jinkyung, 2nd place) (with a score of 315 points) They were divided into Team Turtle and Team Rabbit for the experiment. I heard that Saeho played a big part in dividing the teams. It wasn’t like I did something to divide the teams. Since I was the top in the entire school… – Among the four of us… / – “In the entire school”? If we consider ourselves students. Among the four of us… – 1st place, 2nd place. / – Since I was 1st place, – Yes. / – I had the benefit of choosing my partner. You were given a seed. “A CD”? That’s right. – He didn’t understand it. / – I chose. – Let’s call it “benefit”. / – Okay. I had the right to choose, – so I selected Jinkyung. / – Yes. – I see. / – Stop laughing. He chose the one with the highest score among them. Stop laughing. Now, we’ll introduce the four teachers who helped these four students who know nothing about TOEIC. They guided me and Jungmin while studying English. They are TOEIC experts. Ms. Won Jeongui of the LC part. Ms. Won Jeongui. (Ms. Won Jeongui of Team Turtle) Turning the bottom student into a top student, he’s the legendary teacher of Daechi-dong. He is Mr. Kang Wonwu of the RC part. They are both legendary – in their fields. / – Daechi-dong. We will introduce our teachers. He is the master of an in-depth analysis of TOEIC. He’s the AlphaGo of the TOEIC scene. Mr. Cheon Seongbae of the RC part. (Mr. Cheon Seongbae of Team Rabbit) He’s the cheating code of TOEIC scene who is both talented and humorous. He is Ju Jihu of the LC part. (Mr. Ju Jihu of Team Rabbit) This project is called “Just One Month”. Whatever it is, we just do it for a month. When it comes to TOEIC, it’s tough to get a good result by studying just for a month, right? That’s how it is, isn’t it? It’s fine if you can dedicate the whole month to it. But it’s hard to do it if you have to work and study for it in your spare time. There’s no denying that it’s a tough exam to prepare for. We thought it would be too tough to study both the LC and RC parts in a month. So we suggested that we divide the team into the LC and RC parts. – It’s hard to study both. / – We suggested it. How did you divide the team? I’m on Team Turtle, and I will take the LC part. Jungmin will take the RC part. So the two scores will be combined to get a total score. – Right. / – How about you? I will take the RC part. – Jinkyung will take the LC part. / – The LC part. We will combine the LC and RC part scores. We will compare it to the first score – and see how much you improved. / – Right. – Right. / – We will do that. Happy Together 2020 Habit Transformation Project. “Just One Month”. Welcome to the second project. – Welcome. / – Hello. I am all about persistence. I don’t want to study persistently. Cramming is my way. For a month, they tried to develop a habit of studying. Which team will achieve a better result? TOEIC is an exam I never thought of taking. There’s no royal road to learning. I am the type who writes to memorize. Gosh. (He’s resentful) (that he didn’t study during school days.) (He will use this opportunity to study all he can.) (Papa Yoo, older student) I realized I should study consistently. TOEIC is not about memorization. For the first time in my life, I sat down and studied every day. I didn’t think of it as a show. I actually studied. People who gave up on studying early on like me should experience this feeling. Thank you for making me a better person. (Jungmin the Changed Man) Concentration is the most important thing in studying. (She’s the tall lady who’s got great concentration.) You can get a high score in the LC part. (Even the professional approved her listening ability.) I want people to see me doing really well. When my score gets higher, people will realize that I am not an idiot. I want to show you the new me. It’s so easy to understand. (Jinkyung the Great Listener) I studied English for quite some time. I can converse in English and Japanese. – No. No. No heater. / – No. No. – Turn off. / – Okay. (He will prove his class.) If you didn’t study well with a brain like this, it means you didn’t study. (He wasted his high-functioning brain by not studying.) I just need to cram with confidence and take the test. We didn’t start at the same starting point. Yes! (Cho Saeho, the Master of Studying) (Team Rabbit and Team Turtle will begin the race.) I never knew this would happen. What is “this”? I never knew you two would be above me. You are at least… Of course, my score isn’t that high, so… People must wonder why I am sitting in the middle. We are actually sitting in the order of scores. – 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. / – He’s 1st. I’m 2nd. I admit it. My score is lower. Jungmin is the one with the lowest score. Is he not coming? There is a reason why some people aren’t successful. (He’s the not successful one.) I apologize. We badmouthed you while you weren’t there. I am sorry, Jungmin. Jungmin couldn’t come that day because of another gig. I never knew they would include that in there. – It was because he had work. / – I apologize. Those two were so boastful. Let me remind you. I didn’t gain the weight back. (He clarifies that he didn’t gain the weight back.) (Chubby) Did he give up even before giving it a try? – This is why he isn’t successful. / – He is the bottom one. How can he do this? By the way, after the exam, he became so full of himself for scoring the highest. – I heard you two had a party. / – Yes. Why would you hold a party for scoring 300? I scored 255. But you scored 300. Did you rank first in the nation? It’s a festival for us. (The two who scored 300 are celebrating.) (My mom’s going to be so happy.) – I can’t believe it. / – The day after that day, I went and bought myself clothes. I got myself a gift. By the way, what are we doing here? We are going to memorize 100 English words in 2 hours? Learning vocabulary is very important. When you are a complete beginner, you don’t have the database. In language, the database is made up of words. They have to start by memorizing words. It’s best to say the words while listening to a recording. I memorize words, but I forget them right away. It’s bad. (This man will save them.) He’s here. (He’s the master of association technique) (who awakens your sleeping brain.) (Even his name sounds like a technique.) (He is Gyeong Sunsik.) – Hello. / – Hello. I heard you are preparing for the TOEIC exam. If your TOEIC exam score is low, you can significantly raise your score just by memorizing words. So, today, I will make you memorize 100 words in 2 hours. – 100 words in 2 hours? / – That wouldn’t be easy. You will put 100 words into our brains? Let’s start memorizing 100 English words that are often in the TOEIC exam. The first word is “admonish”. – “Admonish”. / – “Admonish”. (Admonish means to scold.) Why did you pee so much? (Why did you pee so much?) (He’s amazed.) (He’s shocked.) (This is a whole new way of memorizing a word.) This is it. I met my teacher. It’s just what I like. Honestly, I had my doubts. I wasn’t sure if his method was actually going to help me. Think of that. Mr. Gyeong. – “Why did you pee so much?” / – Sir. – Are you really a teacher? / – Yes. Perhaps you are a comedian we don’t know who is known for making English jokes. This may seem very childish, but it’s very effective. Right. – “Countermand”. / – Countermand. “Countermand”. (Biting his lip) “Tell the counter to cancel the dumpling order.” Right. Tell the counter that you will cancel the dumpling order. You are too full to eat more. – Countermand. To cancel. / – Countermand. Next is “domestic”. – “Domestic”. / – Domestic. The thief jumped over a wall and went where? – Went inside the house. / – Went inside the house. It can also mean something occurring in the nation. It means something is either relating to a home or to a nation. – Repeat after me. “Domestic”. / – Domestic. Next. “Scar”. – “Scar”. / – Scar. Your skin got peeled. And you got a scar. Your skin got peeled. And you got a scar. – Next. “Usher”. / – Usher. Usher sounds like “Welcome”. – Welcome. / – Welcome. I’ll show you the way. – “Souvenir”. / – Souvenir. This is a towel. Buy a souvenir. – “Souvenir”. / – Souvenir. – That’s a souvenir. / – This is fun. – Next. “Evidence”. / – Evidence. – Evidence. / – “Your husband spent this much.” – What? / – The mother-in-law… (The husband spent money?) It sounds like “evidence”. (Evidence is proof.) You will never forget it. The husband spent money. Can someone get up and try it? I think you’d do well. – Right. / – I will do it. Jaeseok will give it a try. Why did you pee so much? Admonish is to scold. Countermand is to cancel. Domestic is something occurring inside a nation. Scar is your skin getting peeled. Usher is someone who welcomes you. Souvenir is a memento. Costume is a set of clothes. The husband spent money on something. Evidence is proof. The husband spent money on something. Evidence is proof. (He perfectly memorized everything in no time.) This is nice. – I memorized eight words. / – He’s amazing. In such a short time… – How many did you memorize? / – I memorized eight. – Eight. / – That’s incredible. – “Frustrate”. / – Frustrate. (They will try to memorize 60 TOEIC words.) Jinkyung, – do you want to give it a try? / – Okay. “Frustrate”. Frustrate is to prevent someone from progressing. – To get in the way. / – That’s it. – To appoint. / – Yes. To take revenge. A vet. The spread of disease. The place you are going. Your goal. – “Vinegar”. / – Vinegar. You got everything. (She’s surprised too.) – This is fascinating. / – This is not me. You are a genius. You are truly amazing. How many words did we learn so far? 60. You memorized 60 words. Right? Actually, you were not used to the association technique, so we progressed very slowly. For the next 40 words, we will progress very fast. Borrow. “I will give it back right away.” – “So lend me some money.” / – Borrow. Euthanasia. After writing a will, you will get euthanized. Right? Disease. You die. Why did it die? It died of a disease. – Attach. / – Attach. “You detached it, didn’t you?” “Put it back.” Attach is to join. – Attach. / – Attach. To stick it on. Saeho will try as well. – All right. / – Let’s try. To borrow. I will return it right away. Curb is to restrain. Euthanasia is the painless killing. – Correct. / – Disease. You die if you get a disease. Attach. You detached it, didn’t you? To stick it on. (Attach is to stick it on.) – To stick it on. / – To join. Yes. That’s right. It’s a little embarrassing though. It’s embarrassing to explain. You shouldn’t say it out loud. (You shouldn’t say it out loud.) You shouldn’t say it anywhere else. Actually, there were a few that were a bit of a stretch. There were a few. They were not too natural. They were a bit… Some were too embarrassing. This test is not intended to torture you. When you review what you’ve learned from time to time, it will last in your memory longer. And it will be easier to remember. Right. When you do this, you think about what you learned. Right. I can remember the pictures. (Vocabulary Test 1) (How did the three do in the memorization test?) Who got a perfect score? Saeho got a perfect score. Jaeseok got a perfect score. Jinkyung got a perfect score too. Let’s give it up for each other. How many times are you getting a perfect score? So this must be how it feels to get a perfect score. This is why good students remain good students. – It makes you want to do well. / – I know. I can’t believe I got a perfect score. This is amazing. I got everything right. He’s such a great teacher. I experienced a miracle for a brief moment. Souvenir. “It’s a towel.” Countermand. I will never forget these words. This technique is clearly helpful. (On Week 1, the orientation for Team Turtle is held.) Increase. To become greater in size. Jungmin. What are you doing? Turtle. Jungmin is always studying whenever I see him. He’s great. (They met for the first time after the exam.) You are studying hard. I need to study hard. I am in big trouble. Do you think you are the only one in big trouble? I told my friends my score, and they told me I have to be reborn. – Hey. / – They told me to format my brain and to be reborn. I had given up on English, but you… You even went to the Philippines to study. How can you be so bad? (Sighing) I never thought of taking – the TOEIC exam. / – Right. My goodness. – Did you write all of these? / – I’m not finished. I didn’t get to do the back ones. There were too many. Did you memorize everything in the front pages? – I didn’t memorize all of it. / – By the way, Jaeseok studies English words a lot. Anyway, I prepared something to cheer us up. What is it? This is mine. You are… This is for you. I’ve got a notebook at home. We need matching notebooks. It will make us feel like we are in it together. – Hey. What’s that? / – And… I prepared this. You prepared a lot of useless things. Jaeseok. When it comes to hiking or everything else, it’s all about your gear. – You know what? / – What? This is the classic behavior of bad students. I knew you’d say that. – You know it, don’t you? / – But it’s not true. I used to be like you too. I always bought new school supplies for new school years. – It’s… / – I always made a fuss about… Anyway, thank you. – This is for you. / – It’s lovely. Make sure – to bring it next time. / – Okay. Jungmin and I are in the bottom two percent. But we have a very strong bond. But you see, having good school supplies doesn’t mean you will study well. I realized that he’s very much like me. – You’re here. / – Hello. – You’re here. / – Hello. – Hello. / – Hello. Well done taking the exam. – Don’t mention it. / – Right. By the way, it’s too difficult. Why do you have no confidence, Jaeseok? I am not confident in English. I don’t know how we can improve in just a month. Jungmin, I looked up your academic history. You spent more years working than schooling. And Jaeseok, you spoke – Right. / – about your English-phobia in many interviews. I tried a few times to learn English. But it never lasted long. – Right. / – I always made excuses. Thankfully, I have a lot of experience in teaching people who had given up on English. You will be just fine. Today, this is what we are going to do. Put down the pen. You will learn about action verbs and state verbs. You will learn to decipher them. Let’s talk about wearing clothes. Have you ever heard of a verb starting with “W”? – “Wear”. / – You are good. Wear. Repeat after me. – Wear. / – You don’t know this one, do you? – “Put on”. / – Right. Read it. “Put on”. (To wear, to stage a play, and to pretend) I’ll tell you the differences. (Hold on.) (If you can’t follow this,) (the TOEIC kid, Kanghoon, will explain it in the way) (easy enough for an elementary school kid.) Hello. I am the mascot of Happy Together. The TOEIC kid, Kanghoon. As the TOEIC kid, I will explain it in a very easy way so that even an elementary school kid can understand it. In the TOEIC listening comprehension test, you are often asked to distinguish between an action verb and a state verb. It’s not difficult at all. So focus. Everyone, I am wearing a jacket right now. Let’s say I have to go outside. So I get gloves. (Gloves) And I’m putting on the gloves. Do you get it now? When you are already wearing something, you use “wear”. When you are trying to wear something, “put on”. Wear. Put on. Wear. Put on. (What do you use when you are) (already wearing something?) (You use the verb “wear”.) (What do you use when you are) (trying to wear something?) (You use the verb “put on”.) Wear. Put on. Easy, isn’t it? (Easy, isn’t it?) Here is the list of action and state verbs that often come up on the exam. (State verbs: ride, hold, grab) (Action verbs: get on, pick up, lift up) Listen to this question. Think about the last time and solve the problem. I’m getting nauseous again. You’ll be fine. There will be four choices. A, B, C, and D. Listen until the end and choose one. – Okay. / – Let’s try it. (Look at the picture and choose one of the answers.) Look at the picture marked number one in your test book. A. He is climbing the tree. B. He is holding a toolbox. C. He is wearing a safety helmet. D. He is opening the truck door. – What’s the answer? / – C. You are good. Let’s go over each one. – C. / – C. He is wearing a… – Repeat after him. / – He is wearing a… – He is wearing. / – Wearing. What are the things he’s wearing? You can say it in Korean. – Gloves. / – Gloves. – Gloves. Correct. / – Shirt. Correct. What about the one on top of his head? – Hat. / – Hat. Helmet. Both are right. Circle “wearing”. Circle “safety helmet”. There’s the definition below the word. Let’s read it. Safety helmet. Start. – Safety helmet. / – Safety helmet. Let’s listen to it. He’s wearing a safety helmet. – Repeat after him. Start. / – He’s wearing – a safety helmet. / – A safety helmet. Jaeseok is very good at repeating after a sentence. It’s a great habit he has. Repeating something in your head is a great habit. Whether he’s on Happy Together or on other shows, he works very hard. He is giving his best at this. And I saw the potential in him. I thought the LC part should be a little better. When I took the exam, I got a better score in the LC part too. It made me want to concentrate more on the LC part. – Good work. / – Thank you. – Good work. / – Thank you. – Thank you. / – It’s after our show, right? Yes. After Happy Together… (Is she a drinker waiting) (for Saeho to finish work?) She’s putting on an act. (Enjoying the drink) – Jinkyung. / – You’re here. Why did you come to the waiting room? We could meet outside. (They haven’t seen each other since the orientation.) I was anxious. – What? / – I was anxious. – Why would you be anxious? / – The other team is studying hard. But we are partying every day. I was actually surprised when I got your call. – We have a lot to do. / – Actually, I am worried too. Jaeseok – How do you feel? / – is studying very hard. What was your score? – Is the 1st digit 2 or 3? / – 3. – Just tell me that. / – 3. – We got over 300. / – Yes. We are not in the 200 range. We are not idiots. You know that, right? You are really nasty when we are not around. Apologize. You should apologize. We have somewhere to go. – We are not going to study, are we? / – No. I am not ready to study. (They were never ready to study in their entire lives.) I have never been ready to study. We have a lot to do except for studying. Where are we going then? – Follow me. Let’s go. / – Really? Am I just going like this? – I will follow you. / – Let’s go. (Where are they suddenly going?) Other things are fine, but these two are too arrogant. The caption says they are the upper-rank team. Yes. The upper-rank team. While driving there, let’s talk in English. – In English? / – We can have a basic conversation. Yes. It’s okay. Yes. I thought they were sleeping for a second. So, a conversation. Please take off the heater. – Please / – Please take off. – take off. / – Please. Do you understand me? – No, no. / – “Take off”? Oh, we used the wrong verb. – Airplanes take off. / – I see. – But we understood perfectly. / – “Turn off”. – “Turn off”. / – “Take off”. (Here comes Cho Saeho, the top student in his class.) Can I ask you a difficult question? Yes. Sure. What do you think about the recent Korean economy? – He is good. / – He is quite good. – He is ridiculous. / – Okay. It’s difficult, even in Korean. This season is… – Decrease. / – What is the problem? Decrease. This season. – Decrease? / – Yes. (It’s the personal opinion) (of the CEO of a kimchi company.) – Okay. I will ask you something. / – Okay. Please tell me. What’s your ideal girl? – What? / – What’s your ideal girl? – “Ideal girl”? / – Yes. “Ideal girl”? What does that mean? Don’t you know what that means? No, I don’t know. What does that mean in Korean? She is asking about his ideal type. Ideal… What? – I didn’t know either. / – Is that what it’s called? Yes. Okay. My ideal girl… (It should be “Ideal type”.) It is… Like Nana? That was a long time ago. Excuse me. It was a long time ago. Okay? Nana is good. – He gets so flustered. / – “Nana is nice, but…” He gets so flustered when I bring up Nana. It was a long time ago. I see that you can talk about her now. – Is it okay? / – It’s okay. It’s okay. Is it okay to talk about Nana? – It’s okay. / – Is it okay? It’s okay. (Studying English brings up Nana.) (Team Rabbit arrives at…) Let’s go inside. – Hello. / – Hello. – Hello. / – I think we are at a hospital. (It’s a hospital.) – That’s right. / – I see. Why are we at a hospital? We are here to take the concentration test. That’s right. We will get you tested. Please sit down and wait. We will get ready. Okay. Why would we take that test at a hospital? It’s our concept to cram for TOEIC. It wouldn’t be fair if we study behind everyone’s back and isn’t fitting for our team. We are curious about the state of our brains and our concentration level, so we will find out through tests. Ever since I was little, people called me a scatterbrain. I don’t have any concentration. I can’t sit still. – Hello. / – Hello. How are you feeling today? I am fine. – You will take an attention test. / – Okay. Although it isn’t a difficult test, it could be boring and make you drowsy. You will see shapes and hear sounds. Here is the important part. You must press this whenever the figure and sound get repeated. That’s so boring already. I had to press the spacebar. That must have been tough. (You have to pay attention to any forms of repetition.) You focus and press the spacebar whenever you hear the repeated sound. You press the spacebar. (What will be the results of) (Team Rabbit’s concentration tests?) Hello. – Hello. / – Hello. – Please sit down. / – Shall we sit down? (Neuropsychiatrist, Jang Hyunchae) What brought you to a neuropsychiatrist? We will soon be taking a very important test. So we wanted to know the state of our brains. – The state of your brains. / – We also wanted to know about our concentration level through tests. Who wants to hear the results first? Saeho. The thing is, Saeho… (How is) (Saeho’s concentration?) The test measured your visual attention, auditory attention through a listening test, and the combined attention. Those were the different parts of the test. The results show that there aren’t any major problems with your concentration. – Thank goodness. / – It’s… Aren’t my results exceptional? No, they aren’t. (No, they aren’t.) I bet you got good grades in school. – Me? / – Yes. Well, my grades fluctuated a lot. Sometimes, I got good grades. Other times, not. If you got bad grades with this attention span, it means you simply didn’t study. – That’s the usual case. / – It’s a compliment. You should have heard those words when you were in school. That’s right. (Saeho said he can’t concentrate.) (When the test began,) (he showed incredible concentration.) That’s good. That’s good. From the video, he looks like a genius. You are doing well. (Do you see how I was the top student in my class?) Look at his face. That means I can’t tell my parents, “Mom, I am dumb in the first place.” You won’t have any problems with studying. So those were your results. As for Jinkyung’s results, I have a few words. Why? Your ability to retain memories is lower than that of other people. – So… / – I have a bad memory now. Was it better before? – Yes. / – In that case, it could reflect the weakened brain functions due to heavy drinking. It could also mean that you aren’t in your best condition. It could also be a matter of your intelligence. (It could also be a matter of her intelligence.) I don’t like that doctor. It’s only a matter of wording. Doctor, there are four cameras filming us. – Right. / – Please don’t say that. – Please… / – Your intelligence declined. (Jinkyung’s intelligence declined.) – It’s his job, Jinkyung. / – Please don’t say that. How could you say that to me? He wasn’t trying to be funny. There could be damage in your hippocampus. (There could be damage in your hippocampus.) It’s one possibility. I think… Doctor, we don’t get along. Don’t be ridiculous. He is only giving you the results. We don’t get along. I don’t think this is the right hospital for me. You aren’t trying to be mean, are you? Perhaps, you simply don’t remember. – You said you are preparing for a test. / – Yes. Wouldn’t it be a bad idea to cram if she has a bad memory? Cramming would be better. It would be better. Thank goodness. – It would be better. / – It would be better. Thank goodness. I am glad to hear that. It helped me understand myself better. Apparently, my hippocampus has shrunk. It made me understand and go, “My hippocampus is damaged.” “I see why I couldn’t remember much.” I am determined to love and cherish my hippocampus more. I feel bad for both my hippocampus and myself. It’s quite sad. – Welcome. / – Hello. – Hello. / – Hello. Welcome. The homework was hard, right? Yes. (Yes, sir.) Since there was no translation, I looked up all the words using my phone. I didn’t know you would do that. I thought I had to do that. Is Team Rabbit not studying right now? Team Rabbit isn’t studying. But the total study time will be the same. While it may feel like you are studying a lot, – the total time will be the same. / – I see. In a sense, this is an experiment. – That’s right. / – Yes. We are curious about the result. I’m curious as well. (What will be the result of this experiment?) I will give you the basics first. A sentence needs one verb. It’s quite simple, right? A verb is a word that describes an action, so there must be a person or a thing that does the action. What is it called? – Subject. / – It’s called a subject. So a sentence has one verb. What comes before the verb? – Subject. / – That’s right. While I know that the order is subject, verb, and object… – But modifiers and such… / – That’s right. They make it complicated. – That’s exactly what I mean. / – It drives me crazy. – When you get modifiers, / – Grammar is hard. – prepositions, noun phrases, “to”, and “ing”, / – Yes. you just close the book. – That’s right. / – We just need to establish the rules. It’s quite easy. Let’s take a look. A verb always follows the subject. The subject is a noun. Then group everything that isn’t a noun. (Group the rest.) If you don’t understand, discard it. – I like that. / – Yes. Discard it. (Discard it?) Is it really okay to discard what you don’t understand? Let’s do some fact-checking with the following sentence. “Despite being the shortest one among his peers,” “Pilgu is the most daring. But he sometimes cries” “behind his mom’s back.” If we erase the modifiers, we get “Pilgu cries.” English works the same way. The subject and verb are the most important. If you don’t comprehend a sentence, discard everything and find the subject and verb. Please remember two things. Firstly, a sentence has one subject and one verb. Secondly, you need a conjunction to connect two sentences. Now, shall we solve some problems with Jaeseok and Jungmin? Let’s go! Those are some good tips. Let’s delve right in. You have solved this kind of question. You have seen this format. – Yes, I have. / – Right? I have seen that format. I remember a similar question. – Yes. You get options from A to D. / – That’s right. I will solve this question without translating the sentence. “A research has showed…” – What is “showed”? / – I get it. Do you get it? “Has showed”. (They find two verbs.) – “Showed”. / – It’s a verb, right? Your explanation helped me understand. – “Are” is a verb, right? / – Yes. What do you need for a sentence to have two verbs? – Conjunction. / – Yes. You don’t need the rest. There is a conjunction between the two sentences. Now, what comes before a verb? (Now, what comes before a verb?) – A noun. / – That’s right. A noun. Then which word should be in the blank? – Promotion. / – That’s right. A noun. “Promotion” is a word that is widely used in Korea too. “Promotion” is the answer. C. How about “promotions”? Where? Oh, this one? C isn’t the answer. A is. – A is the answer. / – You are impressive. You noticed it right away. – The answer is “Promotions”. / – The verb is “are”. Because of “are”, it needs to be plural. Had I known this… Your score was in three digits, right? You can solve a question without translating. That’s right. You just need to study the positions. That surprised me. That was surprising. I thought studying English was all about translating the words. He taught me that there is another way to solve questions. To someone who hasn’t experienced TOEIC before, it was a new world. He taught us the pattern of finding the noun and subject. (Reading the pattern is more important.) It was more fun. It felt like a quiz. I think I will study the RC part. (Jungmin became interested in the RC part.) That thought occurred to me. (Team Turtle, Team Rabbit) (Team Turtle) (Week 1) (Papa Yoo) – You are studying at home. / – Yes. (Jaeseok’s study room is revealed for the first time.) They are similar. Regional business. Mostly… That’s right. I forgot everything. I was devastated. I forgot everything I knew from the lack of studying. “Hopeful that” “the tourism boom will continue.” (He scratches his head.) (His writing fills the entire page.) All right. (He continues to write everything in the notebook.) You wrote a lot. Everyone has a different way of memorizing. Ever since I was in school, I memorized this way. The method I learned… I memorize as I write. Ever since I was in school, I memorized by writing. That’s how I memorize the vocabulary. I heard that it’s inefficient. – That’s right. / – It is. How do you memorize without writing down? He should use what he learned from Sunsik. The association technique. Sunsik told us that we should use – the association technique. / – Yes. Jaeseok’s method is inefficient, right? Yes. TOEIC doesn’t have the writing part. – The spelling isn’t important. / – Right. If you write, you tend to focus – on the spelling. / – Right. So it often ends up wasting your time and energy. It tires you out. (Papa Yoo has another hardship.) (As he studies,) (he continues) (to move around.) I need to study as I move around. All right. The thing is, I have work. When I am home, I need to take care of my children. (He needs to juggle his studies, work, and childcare.) It’s not easy to study for the TOEIC test. So this is… That means… (The RC part is difficult.) “Most”. (“Most” means the biggest number) (or the greatest amount.) (“Article” means a piece of writing) (or a distinct part.) I forgot everything. (Frustrated) It takes so long to understand the passage. (He drops his pen in frustration.) By my method, translating a sentence takes so much time. (By his method) Since my English vocabulary is limited, I have to keep looking up the words I don’t know. To understand one sentence… It’s all about the vocabulary. Let’s say I memorized 10 words yesterday. (Part 2 will continue shortly.) I remember 1 or 2 words today.