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- immensely /ih-MENS-lee/
- and counting /and kount-ting/
- launch /lawnch/
- as opposed to /az uh-POHZ to/
- line /lahyn/
[adverb] – extremely
Karen Carpenter was immensely popular back in her day.
[idiom] – used to say that a time, distance, number, etc. is still increasing or is more than a particular amount
Bob’s book has topped the best-seller list for three weeks and counting.
[verb] – to begin something such as a plan or introduce something new such as a product
The said program was launched a year ago.
[phrasal verb] – rather than
I’d prefer to attend on Thursday, as opposed to Tuesday.
[noun] – a type of product that a company sells
They’re advertising a new line in garden furniture.
Pinkfong also launched numerous songs under its label but Baby Shark is their most successful. “Nursery rhymes have always been sort of slow, very cute, but something that would help your children fall asleep – as opposed to Baby Shark,” said by Jamie Oh, Pinkfong’s marketing director, in an interview in 2018, when the #BabySharkChallenge conquered the internet. The company aspires to make Baby Shark “another classic for kids’ music, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”, Oh added. The company has produced a new animated series based on the viral “Baby Shark” video co-produced by Nickelodeon Animation. It has also opened its line of consumer products – from dolls, toys, apparels, books, and household products – a proof of its popularity.
True or False:
- Baby Shark has dethroned Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s Despacito in the #1 spot on most viewed video on YouTube.
- Pinkfong is a South Korean company.
- Disney has co-produced a new animated series based on the viral video.
- The company opened a new line of consumer products inspired by Baby Shark video.
- The company aims for Baby Shark to be the next kids’ classic.
- Why do you think Baby Shark became a huge success?
- What can you say about the production of the video?
- Should children be allowed to watch videos on YouTube on their own? Explain your answer.
- What is the most recent viral video you have watched?
- How can people use YouTube wisely?
Express Your Opinion:
- Everybody can have a viral success. You find something unique, that can happen.
- Children re-invent your world for you.
- To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy.