The biggest stories this week
Bangkok roads were blocked on Wednesday ahead of an anti-government rally.
Cargo containers were stacked on roads to Government House, Royal Plaza and the Crown Property Bureau.
Thailand lost its spot as the most popular cross-border destination for tourists from mainland China, according to a survey.
Japan and Korea were the top two preferred destinations.
A former Thai Airways International chairman was sentenced to two years in jail for not paying for his excess baggage.
Wallop Bhukkanasut and his wife returned from a trip to Japan in November 2009. He used his position to bring more than 300kg of luggage back.
Thailand's level of English has fallen for the third year in a row.
A report showed Thailand's ranking dropped to 89 out of 100 countries this year.
Thailand's English language proficiency is considered "very low" by the education report.
block : to stop someone/ something from moving through or along something else - ปิดกั้น, กีดขวาง
border : the official line separating two areas, regions or countries - เขตแดน อาณาเขต
container : a large metal or wooden box of a standard size in which goods are packed so that they can easily be lifted onto a ship, train, etc. to be transported - ตู้บรรจุสินค้า
excess baggage : bags that weigh more than the official limit that each person is allowed to take on a plane -
luggage (noun): baggage; all the cases and bags that you take with you when you travel - กระเป๋าเดินทาง
preferred : liking or wanting more than anyone or anything else - ซึ่งชอบมากกว่า
proficiency (noun): the ability to do some task or work correctly and efficiently; skill, knowledge, competence - ความช่ำชอง, ความเจนจัด, ความสามารถ, ประสิทธิภาพ,ความเชี่ยวชาญ, ความคล่องแคล่ว
ranking : the position of somebody/something on a scale that shows how good or important they are in relation to other similar people or things, especially in sport - อันดับ
survey : the act of asking for and recording information - การสำรวจ, การหาข้อมูล