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English Mentors Tip of the Week – How to Pronounce “OUGH”

  How to pronounce OUGH There are a few different ways to pronounce ‘ough’ in English words. Here are some rules you need to know. ‘Ough’ pronounced as ‘uff’ ‘Ough’ is pronounced ‘uff’ in ‘tough’, ‘rough’ and ‘enough’. Don’t go out in the rough seas. This steak is too tough to chew. That’s enough. ‘Ough’ […]

February 7th, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

English Mentors Tip of the Week – When the Word ‘House’ is used

  When the word ‘house’ is used as a verb, it is pronounced ‘howz’. “The workers were housed (howzed) in tents.” “They converted the old cinema so that they could house (howz) twelve employees.” When we say they were ‘housed’, it means they were made to live in tents. You can house (howz) people in […]

January 31st, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

When is Chinese New Year 2017 – The Year of the Rooster?

    BANGKOK – The Chinese New Year is rapidly approaching, but before we officially enter the Year of Rooster (and leave the Year of the Monkey behind) on January 28, we wanted to find out what this sign of the Chinese Zodiac can tell us about the year to come. So we spoke with […]

January 26th, 2017 | Posted in Learning,Regional News | Read More »

My English Mentor – Horsing Around

Horsing Around Racing terms have become part of the English language. So why not get racing with these common phrases? The favorite of a race or contest is the ‘front runner’. They are expected to win. She is the current front runner in this year’s elections. But picking the front runner doesn’t always guarantee it’s […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

Thailand’s Political Class War has its Roots in the Classroom

. . BANGKOK – Everyone knows that nurturing children’s brains is good for an economy, in Thailand, school reformers have an extra incentive: to narrow differences between rich people in cities and their poorer rural cousins, which have led to a decade of political tension and occasional eruptions of violence. For years shoddy teaching in […]

January 20th, 2017 | Posted in Learning,Regional News | Read More »

My English Mentor – Accept – Except – Expect

  Accept – Except – Expect What’s the difference between ‘accept’, ‘except’ and ‘expect’?   To ‘accept’ something can mean to take or receive it. “I accept this flower from you.” “The managers accepted the feedback from the staff.”   It can also mean that you agree with something. “I accept that you are right.” […]

January 16th, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

Thailand’s Prime Minister Calls for “Morality” to be Present in Thai Education System

. . BANGKOK – Thailand’s Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha has tasked the Ministry of Education with assuring students are instilled with “morality”, technological know-how and the knowledge needed to succeed in the modern world. Gen Prayuth tasked the Ministry of Education with more closely overseeing the nation’s teachers and schools to increase the capabilities […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in Learning,Regional News | Read More »

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