Call for world to brace for expensive food

We now have thousands of readers using stories from the Bangkok Post each day to learn English, but our sister newspaper Post Today can be just as useful for those of you who are learning Thai. Here is an example.

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We now have thousands of readers using stories from the Bangkok Post each day to learn English, but our sister newspaper Post Today can be just as useful for those of you who are learning Thai. Here is an example. We are keeping it short for the first day, but if learners want it, we can do longer excerpts as well. Let us know what you think and want on our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/bangkokpostlearning

Column and audio by Sunee Khaenyuk


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แนะโลกรับมืออาหารแพง

กูรูชี้ปีนี้โลกเผชิญวิกฤตราคาอาหารแพงซ้ำรอย 2551-2552 อีกครั้ง เหตุภัยแล้งทำผลผลิตหลายประเทศตกต่ำลง

Call for world to brace for expensive food

Experts say the world is facing another food price crisis this year, a repetition of 2007-2008, due to drought which will reduce crop yields in many countries.

แนะ – to advise; to suggest, to call for something to be done
รับมือ – to brace for; to cope with
กูรู – an expert, a guru
ชี้ – to say; to point out; to call attention to
เผชิญ – to face
วิกฤต – a crisis
ซ้ำรอย – repeating, a repetition
เหตุ – due to, owing to,
ภัยแล้ง – a drought
ผลผลิต – production, or, in this case, crop yields
ทำ(ให้)ตกต่ำลง – to reduce; to diminish, to cause to decline