กำลังแสดงโพสต์จาก ตุลาคม, 2012

English Story

Author, author: Writing a sequel to H2G2 by Douglas Adams Since I agreed to do Hitchhiker part six a lot of people have approached me to say how brave I am. I knew I was being cheeky saying yes to this project. Optimistic, even. But brave? Hardly brave. Brave is diving into a swollen river to rescue a photogenic child. Brave is admitting that yes, you did notice that woman who just sashayed past. But finishing someone else's sci-fi series, surely that shouldn't be classed as brave. It's not as if there's any actual danger, I thought at the time. I think a little differently now. I have known for decades that H2G2 is an extraordinary series. More than extraordinary. Brilliant. A lightning bolt across the worthy sci-fi landscape, jazzing up those tired old electrons, getting those sluggish matter transporters firing on all cylinders again. It was just what we needed in 1979, when sci fi was all about "chosen ones": Arthur Dent was everyman and therefore us and …

Language tip of the week: behaviour | Macmillan

In this weekly post we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners These tips are based on areas of English e g spelling grammar collocation synonyms etc which learners often find difficult Here is some advice about using the noun behaviour Behaviour is usually an uncountable noun so it is rarely used in the plural ✗ Parents should be able to prevent their children’s crimes or bad behaviours ✓ Parents should be able to prevent their children’s crimes or bad behaviour ✗ The media often encourage violence and aggressive behaviours ✓ The media often encourage violence and aggressive behaviour The plural form ‘behaviours’ is a specialized term used in fields such as psychology social science and education This use is much less common than the uncountable use In this chapter we discuss strategies for dealing with the problem behaviours of young children More language tips Browse the list under the ‘language tips‘ tag here on the blog for more useful…

5 Idioms about DEATH on HALLOWEEN DAY

5 Idioms about DEATH on HALLOWEEN DAY

1.Bite the dust - to die a violent death.
2.Graveyard shift - working from late at night.
3.Never say die - never give up.
4.Knock 'em dead - to wish someone good luck.
5.Over my dead body - you'll have to kill me before you get something.

Resource : www.EngVid.com

Vocabularies : Who can give the meaning of these words as the following ?
Trick or treat
Jack o lanterns 
haunted house 
Dress up  
Eat candy  
Scary costumes 

My favorite club

Name:Manchester UnitedNickname:The Red DevilsFormed:1878Stadium:Old TraffordManager:Sir Alex FergusonLeague Titles (19):1908, 1911, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011FA Cups (11):1909, 1948, 1963, 1977, 1983, 1985, 1990, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2004League Cups (4):1992, 2006, 2009, 2010


WHEN it comes to men with a licence to thrill, there’s no beating a good James 
Handsome, charming and flirtatious, he leaves women shaken and stirred both on and off the 
And in a recent survey, Pierce Brosnan has come out trumps by being named 
the best-looking James Bond ever.
The poll, by Suttons and Robertsons, sees the tall, dark Irishman beat off 
competition from 
the likes of classic Sean Connery and Skyfall heart-throb Daniel Craig, who 
were voted 
second and third most attractive Bonds.
Roger Moore came in as fourth best-looking Bond, while Timothy Dalton and 
Lazenby trailed behind in a lowly fifth and sixth place.
But do you agree? From the six Bonds to have graced our movie screens, which 
one is your 
Take a look at the actors below and vote for your favourite in our poll, right.
Or leave your comments in the box below.
Sean Connery

Buddhist proverbs

Here are some Buddhist proverbs in Thai and English:

Do not keep on saying good words too long (i.e. until they bore the listeners).

ผู้ไม่ประมาท พินิจพิจารณา ตั้งใจฟัง ย่อมได้ปัญญา
To listen attentively is the cause of Wisdom.

ฝนย่อมรั่วรด เรือนที่มุงไม่ดีฉันใด, ราคะย่อมรั่วรดจิตที่ไม่ได้อบรมฉันนั้น
Just as rain leaks through an ill-thatched house, so lust leaks through an un-trained mind.

Patience is the cause of freedom from suffering.

ความกตัญญูกตเวที เป็นเครื่องหมายแห่งคนดี
Gratitude and Mindfulness of the benefit done are characteristic of the virtuous.

Never does evil befall one who does not do it.

ถึงสิ้นทรัพย์ ผู้มีปัญญาก็เป็นอยู่ได้, แต่อับปัญญา แม้มีทรัพย์ ก็เป็นอยู่ไม่ได้
A wise man can manage (his life) even though he lacks wealth. But lacking wisdom, no fool can hold his ground.

ผู้ไม่มีศีล ไม่มั่นคง พึงเป็นอยู่ตั้งร้อยปี ส่วนผู้มีศีล เพ่งพินิจ มีชีวิตอยู่วันเดียว ประเสริฐกว่า
A hundred years of an immoral a…

The Point of Exclamation By BEN YAGODA

The Point of Exclamation By BEN YAGODA
Anybody who has ever logged on knows that online writing begets exclamation points. A lot of exclamation points! Mocking this punctuational predilection is easy and fun. An amusing blog called “Excessive Exclamation!!” features photos of, for example, a Carl’s Jr. printed receipt with the words “PLEASE LET US KNOW HOW WE DID!!!” Another naysayer is Steve Martin, who recently wryly Tweeted: David Shipley, the executive editor of Bloomberg View and a former Op-Ed editor at this newspaper, and Will Schwalbe, authors of “Send: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do It Better,” speculate that the trend stems in part from the nature of online media. “Because email is without affect, it has a dulling quality that almost necessitates kicking everything up a notch just to bring it to where it would normally be,” they write. But what if a particular point needs to be stressed beyond where it would normally be? Well, you need to kick it up an additional not…

Ending a Sentence With a Preposition

Ending a Sentence With a Preposition
One of the most frequent questions I’m asked is whether it’s acceptable to end a sentence with a preposition.
I know many of you were taught that you shouldn’t end a sentence with a preposition, but it’s a myth. In fact, I consider it one of the top ten grammar mythsbecause many people believe it’s true, but because nearly all grammarians disagree, at least in some cases (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
So before I lose you, let's back up. What is a preposition? What Is a Preposition? A preposition is a word that creates a relationship between other words.  It's been said that prepositions often deal with space and time (1), which always makes me think of Star Trek. For example, the prepositions “above,” “by,” and “over” all say something about a position in space; the prepositions “before,” “after,” and “since” all say something about time. When Can a Sentence End with a Preposition? Here's an example of a sentence that can end with a prepos…