▲ The Jeju 5-day Traditional Market. Photo courtesy JDC Junior Journalist Program
[This article was written by a “ JDC junior journalist” and is published as an NIE (newspaper in education) resource for English education.]
It is a place that makes people comfortable. A place where people can feel Jeju’s sense of community. It is the Jeju City Traditional 5-day Market, which opens every five days and has been 1)running for over 100 years.
There are many markets across the island, but A)the 5-day market beats them all in size and items sold. There are unique sections such as the “grandmother” market area and the area 2)renowned for its “galot,” or Jeju traditional 3)persimmon-dryed clothing.
Many people are attracted to the market in July due to the hot weather. Not only are people 4)out and about, but the market B)provides shade from the heat.
Choi Heekyung, a 34-year-old woman, said, “I came today because I want to buy my son a dog, but I usually come here when I’m free. I think the 5-day market is good because there are cheap products and C)a sense of community.D)The best thing I can show to my children is Jeju’s sense of community and tradition.”
Hong Yeongsoon, a 58-year-old woman, said, “I’ve run this 5)booth for over 30 years. The 5-day market has many different products. It’s cheap and customers can 6)haggle, so they can get things at a lower price. The 5-day market is also good because we have many 7)hard-to-find things not always in the city.”
Jang Soonnyeo has been working at the market for over 20 years, and she said, “It’s easier to sell 8)products at the 5-day market than other places, because we can sell things directly from our farm. Customers can get products more easily and cheaply.”
The Jeju City Traditional 5-day Market certainly has a sense of community and tradition. It is easy to see why many people believe this market is so important to Jeju.
A trader shares a joke with a customer at the Jeju City Traditional 5-day Market. Photo courtesyJDC Junior Journalist Program
Jeju Traditional 5-day Market
26 Oiljangseo-gil, Jeju City
Open days: 2, 7, 12, 17, 22, 27 of every month
* Vocabulary 단어
1) running (v.) : to run 운영하다
2) renowned (adj.) : 유명한, 명성있는
3) persimmon (n.) : 감(과일)
4) out and about (adv.) : 원기가회복된
5) booth (n.) : 부스, ¿”시점포
6) haggle (v.) : 실랑이를벌이다, 흥정하다
7) hard-to-find (adj.) : 찾기어려운
8) products (n.) : 물건들, 상품들
* Expressions 표현
A) the 5-day market beats them all in size and items sold : 오일시장이물품판매와크기면에서그들(다른경쟁자들)을이긴다.
B) provides shade from the heat : 햇볕을막는그늘을공급한다.
C) a sense of community : 공동체정신
D) The best thing I can show to my children : 내아이들에∞‘보여줄수있는최고의것
* Discussion points 토론주제
1. Why are markets like the 5-day market becoming less popular nowadays?
2. How can we encourage more people to use the 5-day market?
3. Why do you think tourists prefer to visit the 5-day market than big supermarkets?
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