Archive for February, 2015


“The US is Thailand’s third-largest trading partner, and American companies are major investors in Thailand. As he witnessed himself in visiting Thailand in 2012, people-to-people ties of the two countries are also strong, including educational links that allow thousands of Thai and American students to study in each other’s country, Mr Obama wrote.”

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

Madonna taught a lesson to younger performers yesterday. No matter what happens, the show must go on. It must continue.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/really-easy/484074/madonna-falls-and-gets-back-up

"Its promise of heaven in return for donations is rooted in traditional belief. Its rise to prominence stems from the clergy’s failure to speak to the middle class and respond to their needs. Meanwhile, its successful infiltration of the council derives from the elders’ and the system’s own weaknesses."aya is only a symptom

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/483525/dhammakaya-is-only-a-symptom

 

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The Talad Nam Festival at Khlong Phadung Krung Kasem near Government House runs until this Sunday. The floating market is not exactly authentic or cheap, but it is popular nonetheless, especially the 20-minute barge cruise.

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

You can learn a lot of English from looking at news photos and reading their captions. Here is an example.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-together/482612/photo-caption-english

Thailand jumped from 3rd highest in world for road accident deaths to 2nd with 44 deaths per 100,000 people compared to world average of 18 & lowest in Maldives of 2.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/482545/road-safety-impossible-in-thailand

Thai Airways to sell airplanes & change routes to cut losses, shortage of skilled & educated workers could slow down economy & govt wants to privatise Airport Rail Link.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/work/482541/what-new-in-business-news-february-24-2015

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From creative vocabulary lessons in China to sex-education in Paraguay

Source: matadornetwork.com

Paraguay

 

Male prisoners learn geography in Paraguay, Photo: Megan Wood

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New police policy aims to make police officers into “diplomats” when dealing with tourists, after random police searches in Bangkok last year, sometimes with demands for money or humiliating public urine tests, led to many complaints.

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

The only person who looks suspicious in this picture is the police officer. 🙂 

 

Tourist don’t have to pee pee anymore in public or have their body/bags searched without due process. 

 

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What’s new in business news: February 16, 2015 
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:06:00 +0700 : Outlook for gold & jewellery exports to US looking positive, Cambodia to double organic rice exports & ATM machines hacked in 30 country cyber-attack.

 

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In this clip from the Oscar-nominated movie about the Civil Rights struggle ofblack people in the United States, Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) gives a powerful speech encouraging the audience to stand and fight for the right to vote.

Vocabulary:   

Vote – to make an official choice for or against some one or something, wherethe majority of choices wins

Demanding – making a forceful statement in which you say that somethingmust be given to you

Determine – control or make happen in a specific way

Destiny – the most important things that will happen in the future

Suffer – to experience something unpleasent

Succeed – to achieve the correct result from what you were trying to do.

Protest – to show strong disagreement with something at a public event with agroup of people

Constitutional – relating to the system of beliefs and laws that govern acountry

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Donald Patnaude Jr. here is yours. Click to Check out your Wikipedia Page ?

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Do not believe everything you read. 🙂

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Baby polar bears grow quite quickly into very big adult bears, but along the way they manage to have fun. Join Humphrey in reliving the important moments of his childhood.

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:04:00 +0700 : Govt aims to attract Japanese long-stay visitors, social media talent agency bought by Twitter & UK to develop driverless car technology.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/work/474405/what-new-in-business-news-february-13-2015

Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:10:00 +0700 : Popular TV actor Pakorn "Boy" Chatborirak may have thought he was getting a good deal when he bought his Lamborghini for "only" 13.5 million baht. What he got instead was a bit of a headache.

http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/474309/boy-lamborghini-illegal-amlo-says

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School teachers are voicing concerns that students aren’t ready for a new goal from the Office of the Basic Education Commission (Obec) to raise national average scores on standardised tests.

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Thailand has real serious problems. These problems are becoming more worse  with OBEC each year. 

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Robot hand & eye technology improving, making robots usable in more tasks with cost savings up to 33%, especially in exporters with rising wages such as China, Korea or Thailand.

Source: www.bangkokpost.com

My dog Chang is smarter and faster than your robots. I also do not abuse my dog, unlike you jerks kicking your stupid robots. http://youtu.be/PF79EfMdlxU?list=PL390zFyJqH7KB49qF4FifbrsBlLDA5kuN

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