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As nature of Thai people like to create the welcoming to the foreigner everywhere they met.

But why we only sent a smile instead. The answer because we shy to speak in English, and afraid to make

something wrong. Thai speak English in learning or practice, not to others in daily.

However, presently we have to change our mind to avoid the shying to speak English with the foreigner we met

by confidence always. Especially between our classmate in this lesson of the learning English with VOA NEWS, as

well as you and I.

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‘Say’ Something, ‘Tell’ Someone

August 09, 2019

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Ask a Teacher
 
‘Say’ Something, ‘Tell’ Someone
 

 This week we answer a question from Medard Luck. Medard writes:

Question:

“Give the difference between ‘to tell’ and ‘to say.” – Medard Luck

Answer:

Dear Medard,

“To tell” and “to say” both describe a person communicating with others. To understand the difference between the two, consider the words right after “tell” and “say.”

In general, the word right after “tell” describes whom the speaker is talking to. The words right after “say” describe what the speaker is saying.

Let us look at “tell” first. Imagine you have a plan that you do not want anyone else to know. When your parents ask you what you are doing tonight, you tell them a lie. But later, you tell your sister your secret.

In these examples, the listeners are “them” and “your sister.” They are identified right after the word “tell.” It would not be correct to write, “You say your parents a lie”; or “You say your sister a secret.”

If you want to use the word “say” correctly, try writing the information the speaker is communicating. For example, when you talk to your sister, you say that you are leaving the house after dark. You add, “Don’t say anything to Mom and Dad!”

Here, “say” is followed by the words “that” and “anything.” These words commonly follow the word “say,” along with “where,” “when,” “something,” and “to.” Lines of dialogue also often come after “say.”

Here are some other examples to help you practice. Imagine that one day after work, you meet some friends for a meal. When your first friend arrives at the restaurant, she is very unhappy. “Tell me what is wrong,” you urge.

She says, “My co-worker told me I talk too loudly. He says to be more quiet.”

You answer, “That wasn’t very nice. Say where I can meet him, and I will talk to him.”

A little later, another friend joins you at the restaurant. He tells you how happy he is, so you ask why.

He says, “I took the bus here and the payment machine was broken, so the driver said all rides are free.”

“He told you that?” you answer. “That was nice of him!”

Then a third friend arrives at the restaurant. She says that she has some very big news. “Just say when you are ready to hear it,” she jokes.

Tell us!” the group shouts.

She says, “I’m six months pregnant!”

“Six months!” you answer. “Why didn’t you say something sooner?”

She says, “I wanted to tell you all at the same time. I was waiting for us to get together.”

Do you see the pattern? “Tell” is almost always followed by the listener. And “say” is almost always followed by the words the speaker is saying.

And that’s Ask a Teacher!

I’m Pete Musto

Just for fun, play with the sentences below. See if you can use “tell” and “say” correctly.

I _____________ my teacher I am studying English.

He _____________ that I am doing well!

 

Pete Musto wrote this story for VOA Learning English. Kelly Jean Kelly was the editor. We want to hear from you. Do you have a question for the teacher? Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page.

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Words in This Story

dialogue – n. talk or speech involving two people or a small group of people between two or more people

practice – v. to do something again and again in order to become better at it

joke(s) – v. to say things that are meant to cause laughter

pattern – n. the regular and repeated way in which something happens or is done

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August 08, 2019

In June in Hong Kong, over a million people protested against a proposed law that would give mainland China some control over their courts.

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6 Minute English

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

The art of tipping

EPISODE 190808 / 08 AUG 2019

Introduction

Tipping at a restaurant or cafe is a complicated issue. Should you leave a cash tip or is a card just as good? Do you prefer to pay a fixed service charge or do you think the whole thing is unnecessary? In 6 Minute English we discuss this tricky subject and discover some regional variations. Plus we serve up some useful vocabulary.

This week's question

What is the biggest tip that we know somebody gave? Is it…

A: $10,000
B: $250,000
C: $3,000,000

The answer is at the end of the programme.

Vocabulary

tipping
giving someone extra money as a 'thank you' for good service

i.e.
Short for the Latin phrase 'id est' and means 'in other words' or 'that is'. It's used to indicate that what comes next is a clear definition of what was just said or written.

differs
is different

the norm
normal or usual

tacit
not spoken or written but still understood

theoretically
adverb used to describe something that can be done but probably won't be

Transcript 

Note: This is not a word for word transcript  

Catherine
Hello. This is 6 Minute English and I'm Catherine.

Sam
And I'm Sam.

Catherine
Sam, how do you feel about tipping?

Sam
Tipping? You mean giving extra money to people in certain jobs for doing their jobs?

Catherine
Well, I wouldn’t put it quite like that. But yes, it’s giving money to waiters and waitresses, hairdressers, taxi drivers - money that is more than the actual bill.

Sam
It’s a nightmare! I never know who to tip, how to tip, by cash or by card, how much to tip – is it 10, 12.5, 20 per cent or even if I should tip at all because in some places a service charge is automatically added to the bill.

Catherine
Yes, tipping is a really complicated issue which we will be looking at in this programme. But to start with, a question. What is the biggest tip that we know somebody gave? Is it…

A: $10,000, is it…
B: $250,000, or is it…
C: $3,000,000?

What do you think, Sam?

Sam
I’m going to go for $250,000.

Catherine
OK, we’ll find out if you’re right at the end of the programme. Now, back to the topic of tipping and in particular, tipping people who work in restaurants. William Beckett runs a number of restaurants and he recently appeared on the BBC Food Programme. He was asked about his view of tipping. Now as we hear him, listen out for this information: in how many cities does he say he currently has restaurants?

William Beckett
It is cultural, i.e. it differs from place to place. I mean, we have restaurants in London, we have a restaurant in Manchester, we’re also opening a restaurant in New York and those three cities have quite different attitudes to tipping. In London, the norm is, it’s there, it’s on your bill. That’s not the norm, for example, in Manchester and it’s not the norm in New York where we’re going to open a restaurant later this year.

Catherine
So, first, how many cities does he currently have restaurants in?

Sam
That would be two. London and Manchester. He's going to open one in New York later in the year, but it's not open yet.

Catherine
And what does he say about tipping?

Sam
Well, he says that it is very cultural. What is the norm in one city is not necessarily the norm in another. The norm is an expression that means, as you might guess, what is normal, what is usual.

Catherine
So in London, for example, a service charge is usually added to the bill, but in Manchester it isn’t. So the policy in London and Manchester differs which means, again as you might guess, it's different.

Sam
There's another short expression that he used that I'd like to highlight. Before he talks about how the policies differ, he says i.e. These two letters stand for the Latin phrase 'id est'. Now we never say 'id est' but we do write and say i.e. We use it to show that what comes next is using different words to say what we have just said or written. So he says, about tipping, it's cultural i.e. it differs from place to place. 'It's cultural' is a more general statement and 'it differs from place to place' is a more specific definition of what he means.

Catherine
So, one difference is that in some places people prefer an automatic service charge so that they don't have to think about or try to calculate a tip. But in other places, people hate that - they want to decide who and how much to tip themselves. But do people actually make use of that freedom not to tip? Here’s William Becket again and this he's time talking about New York.

William Beckett
New York exactly the same. There's a tacit pressure to tip. But theoretically you just stand up and walk out. You don't, everybody tips 20% or, there is a theory of an option. But people like that.

Catherine
So he says there is a tacit pressure to tip. What does he mean by that?

Sam
Something that is tacit is not spoken, not said, yet it is still understood. So in New York no one tells you that you have to tip, but everyone knows that you have to.

Catherine
And because there is no service charge on the bill and no one tells you what to tip, you could just walk out after paying. He says that's theoretically possible. That means although it may be possible it's actually very unlikely because of the tacit pressure and the way we behave.

Sam
But he does say people like that freedom not to tip, even if they don't actually use that freedom.

Catherine
Right, nearly vocabulary time, but first, let's have the answer to our question. Now Sam what is the biggest tip we know someone gave?

Sam
I thought $250,000.

Catherine
Well it was actually, believe it or not, a whopping $3,000,000. Yes! Now, on with today's vocabulary review.

Sam
Right. So we've been talking about tipping, the practice of giving extra money to, for example, waitresses and waiters.

Catherine
To differ from is a verb which means to be different from.

Sam
The norm is what is usual or normal.

Catherine
i.e. is a short form of a Latin expression and it means 'in other words'.

Sam
Something that is tacit is not said but is nevertheless understood.

Catherine
And if something is theoretically possible it can be done but for different reasons, it probably won't be. And that is where we must leave it today. Goodbye!

Sam
Bye, everyone!

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New committee to monitor online business practices

Aug 10. 2019

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The Office of Trade Competition Commission (OTCC) has set up a committee to monitor fair competition in the online arena following complaints from both large and small operators.

OTCC chairman Sakon Varanyuwatana said the complaints had been lodged by and against many parties, such as small operators against larger ones and vice versa. 

This unnamed committee under the Commerce Ministry has also been tasked with issuing guidelines for fair business practices in the franchising area, as well as business practices regulated by the government, such as telecommunications, insurance, energy and financing. 

Those found breaching these guidelines will be punishable under a yet-to-be legislated law that will be based on these guidelines as well as the committee’s case studies and recommendations. 

Citing one of the complaints, Sakon said private hospitals using powerful networks are dumping service fees unfairly against businesses using smaller networks, and are also fixing the prices of medicines and medical supplies in their favour. 

TCC will also look into the merger of two taxi-hailing services based outside Thailand that was done without notifying Thai regulatory agencies. This merger has resulted in higher fares and the committee will study the impact this has had on Thai commuters, he said. 

He added that sellers have also complained about the owners of e-commerce websites forcing them to sell their goods at much lower prices.

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Eastern, southern provinces warned of heavy rains

Aug 09. 2019

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The Meteorological Department is warning residents of eastern and southern provinces to brace themselves for heavy rains from Friday to Sunday.
 

In its warning issued at 5am Friday, the department said the rains would be unleashed by influences of the southwest monsoon across the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, which is intensifying, and by a low-pressure cell covering upper Vietnam.

The affected areas are as follows:

On Friday:

East: Chon Buri, Rayong, Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Ranong, Phangnga, Phuket, Krabi, Trang, Satun, Phetchaburi, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Chumphon and Surat Thani.

On Saturday and Sunday:

 

East: Chanthaburi and Trat.

South: Ranong, Phang Nga, Prachuap Khiri Khan and Chumphon.

The department said the strong winds would generate two-to-three-metre waves in the upper Andaman Sea and in the upper Gulf. It warned all ships to proceed with caution, and small boats to stay ashore.

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FINISHED 

August 10, 2019

 



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