1. 청탁금지법 시행 1년, 시민 반응 보고서
기사요약: 국민권익위원회에서 발표한 청탁금지법 실행 후 1년 간의 시민 반응과 각계 각층의 의견을 종합한 보고서에 대해 쓴 기사.
Nine in 10 civil servants see the anti-graft law, criticized for being too tough and set to be watered down, as being helpful in combating corruption in South Korea, according to a poll released Tuesday nearly 15 months after the law’s effectuation.
*tough: 너무 까다롭다
*set to be: ~할 예정이다
*combating corruption: 부패를 척결하다
*law’s effectuation: 법률의 실행, 발효
Some 91.8 percent of 800 civil servants surveyed gave a positive review of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, the state-run Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission said in a report, while the same view was shared by 78.9 percent of 1,000 ordinary people polled.
*Graft Act: 부정청탁 및 금품등 수수의 금지에 관한 법률
*Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission: 국민권익위원회
*same view was shared: 같은 의견을 공유하다, 동의하다
The report assessed changes in perceptions and daily business practices regarding corruption and gift-giving after the law came into effect in September last year.
*changes in perceptions: 관점의 변화
*daily business practices: 매일 하는 업무적 관행
The commission’s top decision-making body on Monday voted to revise its enforcement ordinance to adjust price limits of gifts or free meals and gift money that public officials can receive.
*top decision-making body: 최종 결정을 내리는
*enforcement ordinance: 시행령
*price limits: 가격 제한
2. 방탄소년단 인기
기사 요약: 미국 차트 진입 등 다양한 성과를 낸 방탄소년단의 음악 활동에 대한 리뷰 기사.
For BTS, the year 2017 marked the year it became a global pop icon, smashing records and making milestone achievements locally and internationally. While it has always been among the popular K-pop groups, this year saw BTS solidifying its position as the clear frontrunner in the scene.
*solidifying its position as the clear frontrunner in the scene: 케이팝의 뚜렷한 선구자로서의 자리를 굳히다
The boy band‘s latest feat came on Monday when Billboard ranked BTS as No. 10 in its annual year-end top 10 artists list. The list was led by Ed Sheeran, trailed by Bruno Mars, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd, The Chainsmokers and Justin Bieber. It marked the first time for a Korean artist to crack the top 10 spot.
*latest feat: 가장 최근의 성과
*trailed by: 뒤쫒다
*crack the top 10 spot: 10위 안에 진입하다
Even Psy, buoyed by his 2012 global phenomenon hit “Gangnam Style,” peaked at No.42 in 2013.
*buoyed by: 들뜨다, 상승하다
*global phenomenon hit: 전세계적인 현상이었던 히트 송