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Drink and you might be a real ghost

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It is Halloween tomorrow and if people drink too much alcohol they could become real ghosts. Some young people are trying to prevent that from happening. 

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Why did these young people go to police headquarters today? Photo by Patipat Janthong

Drink and you might be a real ghost

It is Halloween tomorrow. Kids love it and so do many adults.

In some countries, children dress up in scary costumes and go from house to house where they receive candy and other sweet things.

Here in Thailand, many adults like to go to parties. Some of them drink too much alcohol, however, and if they drive a car, they could become a real ghost.

These young people went to police headquarters in Bangkok today to remind the police to make sure drinking laws are obeyed, especially laws against promoting the drinking of alcohol.

Can you read their signs?

The first is โปรโมชั่น which is the same as the English word "promotion". Notice that pronunication is different though.

The second is เหล้า which means alcohol, especially alcoholic drinks.

The third is ความตาย  which means death -- something than can happen to people who drink too much alcohol.

The last is สูญเสีย which means loss or waste. Losing your life because of alcohol is a waste.

Learn from listening

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adult: a fully grown person who is legally responsible for their actions - ผู้ใหญ่

costume: the clothes worn by people from a particular place or for a particular job - เครื่องแต่งกาย

ghost: the spirit of a dead person that someone sees or hears - ผี

headquarters: the place where an organisation or company has its main offices - กองบัญชาการ

obey: to do what you are told or expected to do - เชื่อฟัง, ทำตามคำสั่ง

remind: to make someone think of something they have forgotten or might have forgotten - เตือนความจำ

scary: frightening - น่าตกใจ, น่ากลัว

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