Mini KTVs: All of the Fun at a Fraction▼ of the Size 迷你 KTV：小空間 大樂趣 These private KTV booths▼pack in more rhythm per square inch than any club in town. 這些私人 KTV 包廂的每平方英寸中所彌漫的節奏比城裡其他夜店裡的都還要 high。
Throughout Asia, millions of people enjoy singing their hearts out at their local KTV. Songs are sung, food and drink are enjoyed, and everyone has a great time. Now, there is a new type of KTV that is proving that bigger isn't always better.
Mini KTVs are about the size of a telephone booth and can be found in shopping malls around China and South Korea. Users can walk in and not only sing a song, but also record one, or even a whole album. At around US$3 for 15 minutes, the booths are an affordable and fun way to kill some time. The best part is customers can pay with their phones.
By June of last year, experts estimated that the number of people using mini KTVs had reached over 10 million in China alone. Certain brands of the machines, like Minik, have already spread to 500 cities. This is great news for people who love to sing but might be shy about being heard by others. It also helps that they can get a semiprofessional recording experience for a fraction of the cost and time. Keep an eye out for this hot new trend at a mall near you.
1. pack in sth / pack sth in... 將（大量的信息等）塞進（有限的空間）
= pack into sth / pack sth into...
Our family packed a lot of sightseeing spots into our one-week tour of Hokkaido.
2. rhythm n. 律動；節奏
Although Brian has been playing the drums for five months, he still can't seem to play in rhythm.
3. V + sb's heart out 盡情／全力（做）……
Even though you didn't win the race, you ran your heart out, and that's what really matters.
4. mall n. 商場，購物中心
Ashley ran into her ex with his new girlfriend while she was shopping at the mall.
5. affordable a. 負擔得起的
President Obama signed a bill allowing poorer Americans access to affordable healthcare in 2008.
歐巴馬總統於 2008 年簽署了一項允許窮苦美國人能獲得負擔得起醫療的健保法案。
6. spread vi. & vt. 擴散，蔓延（三態同形）
Firemen tried to control the fire so it wouldn't spread to other buildings.
7. professional a. 專業的，職業的
Alomar became a professional baseball player soon after he graduated from high school.
8. trend n. 趨勢，風潮
David likes to buy new electronic gadgets just to keep up with the latest trends.
* gadget n. 小機器；小玩意兒
本文 "It also helps that they can get a semiprofessional recording experience..." 中的單字 semiprofessional 的字首 semi-，表示「一半；部分；不完全的」，常見的單字有：semiformal（半正式的）、semiconductor（半導體）、semifinal（半決賽 ＝ 準決賽）、semiautomatic（半自動的）……等。讓我們來看看這些單字所搭配的例句吧！
The development of the semiconductor industry has lots of potential in Taiwan.
Venus Williams will be matched against her sister Serena in the women's tennis semifinal next week.
The dress code for tomorrow evening is semiformal. Therefore, you shouldn't wear jeans and a T-shirt.
（明晚的著裝要求是半正式的。因此，你不該穿牛仔褲和 T 恤。）