A Teacher in Chiang Rai

Aranya talks about her students and globalization.


salary thing (2) globalization
broad concern chance (2)
worry horizon broaden your horizon
far think (2) as far as I’m concerned
mature free (2) development
action consider consequences
make various stage of life
rice stage (2) fry/fried/fried
paste shrimp immature
hope promote free time
active qualify administration
career advance take an exam






I’m Aranya Gumhachi. I’m 38 and I live in Chiang Rai.

What do you do for a living?

I’m a teacher. And my salary is 17,000 baht.

What does globalization mean to you?

Globalization is a good thing because it gives students a chance to broaden their horizons. They can learn everywhere. It’s a good development as far as their education is concerned.

What worries you?

I worry about children who are immature in their thinking; children who don’t consider the consequence of their actions.

What makes you happy?

It makes me happy to see my students when they are successful in various stages in their lives.

What’s your favorite food?

Fried rice with shrimp paste.

How do you spend your leisure time?

I haven’t had any free time for many months. I work on Saturday and Sunday too.

What do you expect for your future?

I expect and I hope that I’ll be promoted as a teacher. I’d like to advance in my career. I might take the qualifying exam to become active in the school administration.

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Nursery School, Preschool. Who is this person? Who is she? What’s her name? Where is she from? Is she young, middle-aged or old?

Aranya is a shop keeper (store clerk). True or false? What is her job? Does she mention her salary? What is her salary?

Elementary School.
Does she think globalization is good, bad, both or neither? Why does she think it’s good (or bad)?

Junior High School, Intermediate School.
Aranya is worried about crime. Is this right or wrong? What worries her? Is she being specific? Does she give examples?

High School, Secondary School.
Money makes her very happy. Is this correct or incorrect?

Vocational-Technical College. Are her favorite foods pizza and hamburger? What is her favorite food? Her favorite food is . . . . . .

College. Does she have a busy schedule? Is she very busy?

University. What are her goals or ambitions?

High School Diploma. Are you from Thailand? Do you live in Chiang Rai? Have you been to Thailand?

Vocational Certificate. Describe the climate and geography of Chiang Rai or Thailand in general.

Training Certificate. Describe the economy of Thailand. What does it produce, import and export?

License. Does Thailand have any problems or challenges? If yes, what are some its problems?

Bachelor’s Degree. What is Thai food or Thai cuisine like? Describe Thai food.

Master’s Degree. What are some tourist attractions (cultural, historical, natural)?

PhD. Doctorate Degree. What comes to mind when you think of Thailand? What do you associate with Thailand?



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