ISBN: 978-89-277-3293-8 // ISBN: 9788927732938
Year of publication: 2022
Number of pages: 100
Language: Korean, English
Country of origin: Korea
The “Darakwon Korean Readers” series consists of Korean reading textbooks that reconstruct representative Korean literary works to match the level of Korean-language learners from beginner to advanced (A1–C2). With the sixth work in this series, “The Story of Hong Gildong,” an adaptation of Heo Gyun’s novel using modern language, you can naturally learn advanced written vocabulary and expressions while reading the tale of Hong Gildong, who went up against the limitations of the classist society of the Joseon era and tried to create justice. Additionally, you can understand the culture of the era through explanations related to the background of the time period. And you can confirm the content of the book not just with your eyes but with your ears as well, with sound files read by professional voice actors and provided by QR code, and check and improve your reading skills yourself through an appendix including comprehension questions and an English translation of the text.
▪ Easily read and enjoy Korean classics adapted into modern Korean according to difficulty level!
The “Darakwon Korean Readers” series adapts Korean classics into modern Korean to match levels from beginner to advanced. Based on the International Standard Curriculum of the Korean Language and Korean Language Education Vocabulary Content Development standards, each book presents level-appropriate vocabulary and expressions and allows learners to easily and enjoyably read and understand the story.
▪ Read in convenience without a dictionary, with vocabulary and expressions presented to help your reading comprehension!
With English translations of vocabulary required to understand the text provided at the bottom of each page, and additional explanations of grammar, expressions, and cultural background in English, you can focus on reading without a dictionary. Additionally, you can easily check a complete English translation of the text in the appendix.
▪ Develop listening skills too, using lively audio recordings by professional Korean voice actors!
By checking the QR codes in each chapter of the text, you can listen to lively audio recordings read by professional Korean voice actors. While looking at the illustrations of key scenes in the text and listening to the readings, you can not only improve your listening skills but also vividly understand the emotions of the characters.
▪ Verify the content you’ve read with comprehension questions, and improve your Korean vocabulary skills!
With various questions in the appendix, you can confirm the content you read in the text, and review need-to-know sentence structures and vocabulary for your level. And through questions that expand upon your thoughts based on the content of the text, you can compare and understand Korean culture and various cultural situations.
머리말 Preface 2
일러두기 How to Use This Book 4
작품 소개 Introduction to the Story 6
등장인물 Characters 10
1 용의 기운을 받고 태어나다 Born with the Vigor of a Dragon 11
2 아버지를 아버지라 부르지 못하다 Unable to Call His Father 15
3 초란의 흉계에 빠지다 Falling into Choran’s Evil Plot 20
4 사람을 죽이고 집을 떠나다 Killing Someone and Leaving Home 24
5 활빈당의 대장이 되다 Becoming the Leader of the Hwalbindang 32
6 의적 활동에 앞장서다 Leading the Rightous Outlaws 36
7 임금을 만나다 Meeting the King 44
8 새로운 땅을 찾아서 In Search of a New Land 52
9 율도국의 왕이 되다 Becoming the King of Yuldo Island 55
내용 이해하기 Reading Comprehension 60
모범 답안 Answers 80
본문 번역 Text Translations 83