Tham khảo từ vựng

Weddings!

วิธีพูดถึง 'การขอแต่งงาน'

  • propose
  • pop the question (เป็นภาษาพูด)
  • get down on one knee (เป็นภาษาพูด) 

วิธีพูดถึง 'การแต่งงาน'

  • get married
  • tie the knot (เป็นภาษาพูด)
  • get hitched (เป็นภาษาพูด)

wedding reception
งานเลี้ยงฉลองแต่งงาน

Fitness!

lose weight
become thinnner

put on weight
become fatter

craving
a strong desire for something

crave 
really, really want something

fast 
not eat any food for a period of time

Football

kick off (a football match)
begin the game

kick off (general)
begin

beat
defeat a team/player in a game or sport

thrash 
easily defeat a team/player in a game or sport

a draw 
when each team/players score equal points and no team wins

draw
finish a game with the same number of points as the other player/team

nil
the number 0 in the result of a game

Thai cave rescue

be trapped (adjective/passive)
be unable to move or escape as a result of an obstruction

feel/be trapped
feel unable to escape from a bad situation

be stuck (adjective)
be unable to move / unable to change a difficult situation

be stuck (adjective)
unable to continue doing something because it's too difficult

stranded
unable to leave somewhere because of a problem

Trump's UK visit

host
invite people to dinner, a party or to stay at your house

a host
a person who invites people to dinner, a party or to stay at their house

roll out the red carpet for someone
give special treatment to an important visitor

greet
welcome someone with particular words or a particular action

Making mistakes

a gaffe
an embarrassing mistake made in public or in a social situation

a faux pas
an embarrassing mistake made in public or in a social situation

a slip-up
a small, careless mistake

a blunder
a stupid/embarrassing mistake. Can be used for more serious mistakes

Does checking work emails outside work harm your health?

take a/its toll (on)
cause harm to someone / something in a gradual way

round-the-clock (adjective)
all day and all night

round the clock (phrase)
all day and all night

24/7
constantly (short for 24 hours a days, seven days a week)

disconnect
take a break from the internet

Procrastination

procrastinate
delay doing something you have to do, normally because it's difficult or boring

put off
delay doing something

a doer
a person who actively does things and doesn't just talk about doing things

a go-getter
someone who is energetic and works hard to be successful

Lottery winner

a whizz
someone who is very skilled in a particular subject

win/hit the jackpot
win the most important prize in a game or competition / beceme very successful or rich vey quickly

rake in / rake it in
earn a lot of money

A lake on Mars

huge
very, very big

enormous
very, very big

massive
very, very big

giant
very, very big

Climate change warning

a wake-up call (literal)
a telephone call to wake you up in the morning

a wake-up call (non-literal)
something shocking that happens and makes you realise you need to make changes

life-or-death
very, very important and serious

dire
serious and urgent

dire (informal)
very bad

be to blame for
be the reason why something bad happens

Loneliness among young people

be hooked on (something)
enjoy something so much that you can't stop doing it

be hooked on (drugs, smoking)
be addicted to 

turn to (someone)
go to somone for help when you are experiencing a difficult situation

turn to (something)
start doing or using something to help you in a difficult situation

be to blame for
be the reason why something bad happens

Body clock and breast cancer

breast cancer
มะเร็งเต้านม

body clock
นาฬิกาชีวิต

a morning person
a person who is more awake and active in the mornings

an early riser
a person who gets out of bed early

a lark
a person who gets up early and feels energetic in the mornings

a night owl
a person who likes being awake and active at night

(have) a lie-in
stay in bed in the morning longer than usual

Alcohol & cold countries

heavy drinking
drinking a lot of alcohol

a heavy drinker / a heavy smoker
a person who drinks/smokes a lot

binge
a period of time when you do too much of an activity, particularly drinking, eating or watching programmes

binge (verb)
to do too much of an activity in a short period of time

booze (informal) 
alcohol

Christmas song banned

get the cold shoulder
be ignored in an unfriendly way

give someone the cold shoulder
ignore someone in an unfriendly way

be up in arms
be very angry and complaining about something

be at odds with
be in disagreement with / be very different from

Red Meat Tax

save someone's bacon
help rescue someone from a difficult or dangerous situation

to have beef (with someone/something)
have a problem with someone or a complaint about something

beef up
make something stronger or improve something

University Tuition Fees

tuition
การเรียนการสอน

fees
ค่าธรรมเนียม

to overpay
จ่ายแพงเกินควร

to head down
to go in a downward direction

to cut
to reduce the amount or number, to make something smaller

(to be) value for money
if something is 'value for money', it is worth the money we spend on it

a debt
a sum of money that you owe

to be in debt
you owe money

Wood burning stoves ban

air pollution
มลพิษทางอากาศ

wood burners / wood burning stoves
เตาเผาไม้ / เตาผิง

an open fire
เตาผิงแบบเปิด

restrictions
ข้อจำกัด

to be / come under fire
to be strongly criticised

to get the chop
to be eliminated, reduced or stopped

a burning issue / question
an issue or question that people consider important or feel very strongly about

Apple’s FaceTime Bug

a smartphone 
สมาร์ทโฟน

to video chat 
การคุยผ่านวีดีโอ

a bug 
ปัญหาการใช้งานในซอฟต์แวร์

Food allergies

(to be) allergic
แพ้

an allergy
โรคภูมิแพ้

The Baftas and the Grammys

an award 
รางวัล

awards season 
ฤดูกาลแจกรางวัล

an awards show 
พิธีแจกรางวัล

to reign
เป็นที่หนึ่ง

Mosquitoes and diet drugs

a (mosquito) bite 
รอย (ยุง) กัด

to bite
การกัด

diet drugs
ยาลดความอ้วน

blood
เลือด

thirsty
กระหาย