Simplified Speech #131 – Squid Game

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Squid Game on Netflix is a Korean show that has become extremely popular around the world. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about the show, sharing their thoughts on the plot, story, and characters. If you liked Squid Game or are thinking about watching it, you shouldn’t miss this Simplified Speech episode!

Simplified Speech episodes feature two native English speakers having clear, natural, and easy-to-understand conversations about interesting topics, like popular TV shows. This helps improve your English listening skills and, by listening, helps you speak English naturally.

Fun facts

The oversized doll from the first episode of the show is real. It now resides in Jincheon County, 3 hours north of Seoul, where it guards the entrance of a horse carriage museum called Macha Land. There is even a smaller, 10-foot replica in Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Spoilers
  • To be invested in [someone]
  • Take the world by storm
  • Zero-sum game
  • Late-stage capitalism
  • To have [one’s] moment

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For more information about this episode, visit culips.com.
Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Jonas Augustin (Unsplash.com)

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wendycheng
wendycheng
6 months ago

Thank you for sharing. Squid Game is also popular in Taiwan. On Halloween, I saw many cute girls dressed like that creepy giant doll.^^

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  wendycheng
6 months ago

Thanks for the comment. It must have been a bit spooky to see many people dressed up like that doll!

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