Interactive vocabulary exercise from “A Jewel in the Palace” Eps. 22-23

Cloze test
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   accompany      account      apprehension      boycott      cave      corrupt      demoted      duties      frail      judges      mountainside      officially      pantry      persimmon      quitting      retires      revenge      scattered      supplies   
Episode 22: Dissension in the Royal Kitchen

Lady Jung finally as the Highest Kitchen Lady. Because of her condition, Jang Geum and Yeun Seng her and take care of her needs.

The senior court ladies continue to Lady Han. She’s left to deal with all the with only a few assistants like Jang Geum, Yeun Seng, Chang Yee, and the new brides. She begins thinking of as the Highest Kitchen Lady.

To finally put an end to the boycott, Lady Han asks the Queen Mother and the Queen to hold a final competition between her and Lady Choi.

Lady Jung dies, and her ashes are to the winds on the .

The Queen arranges a rice-cooking competition between Lady Han and Lady Choi, with all the senior court ladies of the Royal Kitchen acting as the .

Episode 23: The rice-cooking competition

Lady Han visits with Jang Geum the place where Lady Jung’s ashes were scattered. Later on, they visit the where Jang Geum buried her mother.

Min Jung Ho becomes an official with the Bureau of Investigations; he asks Lady Han for help in investigating the activities of Minister Oh and merchant Choi Pan Sul. Agreeing to help, Lady Han appoints Jang Geum to for all the coming into the Royal Kitchen.

Lady Han wins the rice-cooking competition and becomes the Highest Kitchen Lady. Although she has been given full powers by the Queen Mother, she refuses to take against those who boycotted her. Lady Choi, on the other hand, asks to be to the .

Jang Geum tries to get in touch with her mother’s best friend among the court ladies by leaving a note at the jar of vinegar.

Jang Geum’s and Min Jung Ho’s investigations are now causing fear and among the senior court ladies in the Royal Kitchen and the other court officials under Minister Oh.