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Kids' Corner

English language tuition not up to scratch

It’s a lunch party!

Kids' Corner

Marvin’s school is going to be having a ‘Swimming Gala’ soon and he wants to be able to swim very fast so that he can help his team to get lots of points and win the trophy.

He has been practicing his swimming every day and he can swim very fast now. He has also been eating lots of healthy food because I told him that if he wants to swim fast, then he must make sure that he eats the right food so that his muscles will get stronger. He is eating lots of fruit and vegetables and he also makes sure that he eats some meat, bread, pasta, and rice. Every day he drinks lots of milk, too. He only eats a little bit of ‘junk’ food like chips, lollies and cake.

All of this exercise has been making him very tired and he has been getting lots of sleep. I think that he will do very well at the ‘Swimming Gala".

Are trying to make yourself strong so that you can swim faster or run faster? Write to Marvin and tell him about it and he can give you some more ideas about how to get stronger.

Marg & Marvin

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Knock, knock

Who’s there?


Peas who?

Peas open the door so that I can come in

Knock, knock

Who’s there?


Irish who?

Irish you would open the door

Knock, knock

Who’s there?


Arthur who?

Arthur any mean dogs around here?

Knock, knock

Who’s there?


Kenya who?

Kenya give me a drink please?

This week we have a letter from Bo Young who goes to M.C.C.I. Thanks for your letter Bo Young. We hope that you are feeling better.

Bye from Marg and Marvin

English language tuition not up to scratch

Thai students good at reading and writing, but not at listening or speaking

Nantanee Jedsadachaiyut

Kanchit Deesomsak, the managing director of the English First Language Institute (EF) said that currently the English curriculum in Thailand is not effective because it only emphasized reading and writing, resulting in the fact that more Thai students were taking English courses in the language schools.

As well as instruction, class atmosphere and teaching materials are also important, and it is better if the student-teacher ratios are kept small, allowing everybody to feel free to participate, said Kanchit.

English as an international language is the link between races, and it plays an important role in international business, so the government should attempt to develop the English curriculum to improve the proficiency in English of Thai students.

It’s a lunch party!

The Central Airport Plaza’s general manager, Orachon Chanwiwatana and staff of the Central Pattana Public Company Limited, Chiang Mai set a lunch party for primary school children taking part in the "Term Tem Fun" (Live your Dream) Project, at the Chiang Mai 700 years Stadium.