Interactive vocabulary exercise from “A Tree With Deep Roots” Part 1

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Episode 1

Royal Guard Kang Chae-yoon studies the courtyard and plans how to kill King Sejong.

Flashback ...

Ddol-bok and his father are both slaves of Chancellor Shim Won, the Queen’s father. As he protects his father, Ddol-bok always gets into fights with kids like himself and even with adults.

Ddol-bok’s only joy in life is being with Dahm, an intelligent girl who’s also a slave like him. They spend their time together playing word games and exchanging gifts.

The Queen with King Sejong (aka Lee Do) to save her father Chancellor Shim Won from being charged with . But Lee Do says that he can’t do anything to save him; although his father King Taejong has , he and his trusted Minister Jo Mal-saeng still the real power in Joseon.

As Lee Do retreats to his private room filled with a giant mathematics , King Taejong mocks his .

Lee Do secretly sends a letter for Chancellor Shim Won through a young court maid. Later, after Dahm reads the letter, Ddol-bok’s father to deliver the letter.

But as Ddol-bok’s father reaches Chancellor Shim Won and gives him the letter, the royal guards arrive and arrest them. Shim Won’s family members and his slaves, including Ddol-bok and Dahm, are thrown into jail.

The young court maid whom Lee Do sent him to Minister Jo Mal-saeng.

Ddol-bok relies on Dahm’s that she understands what is written in Lee Do’s letter.

In prison, Ddol-bok’s dying father gives him the letter that Chancellor Shim Won wrote for him. Chancellor Shim Won himself is executed by poison.