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Learning Thai with Jen – 10 Things you can say other than Sawadee Khrup

– As a foreigner in Thailand, you’ll find yourself saying constantly “Sawadee khrup/ka (hello)”, which is a good thing because it means you’re living in a friendly place, right? This is a bit of a problem if the only two things you can say are “Sawadee krup/ka” and “Sabai dee mai khrup/ka”? Things get a […]

May 14th, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

My English Mentor – The Difference Between Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

. Do you know the difference between comparative and superlative adjectives? We use comparative adjectives when we are comparing two things or people. Superlative adjectives are used when we’re talking about more than two things or people. Here are some rules you need to know: One-syllable adjectives are changed to ‘adjective + est’ ‘Large’ becomes […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

My English Mentor – Describing Your House

. How would you describe your home? What is the difference between ‘home’ and ‘house’? The word ‘home’ is not used to talk about a building. It’s used in a more emotional way, to talk about the place where you live. “I can’t wait to get home and relax.” We use the noun ‘house’ to […]

January 3rd, 2017 | Posted in English Mentors Tips | Read More »

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