[Advanced Course]
Click on the title of each lesson below to see the lesson description and what you will learn.
Spicy Red 1: Massage & Fish Spa F r e e
Spicy Red 2: Cakes for a Birthday Party
Spicy Red 3: Where’s My Suit?
Spicy Red 4: You Get What You Give
Spicy Red 5: Old Guy Learning English
Spicy Red 6: A Family Guy
Spicy Red 7: A Trip to Remember
Spicy Red 8: The Love Affair
Spicy Red 9: Forget About It!
Spicy Red 10: The Multilingual Family
Spicy Red 11: The Soulmate F r e e
Spicy Red 12: What a Small World!
Spicy Red 13: Strangers at the Airport
Spicy Red 14: The Newlyweds on a Vacation Trip
Spicy Red 15: The Pastry Shop Startup
Spicy Red 16: Love Without Boundaries
Spicy Red 17: Meeting with a Psychiatrist
Spicy Red 18: A Family Day Out at the Zoo
Spicy Red 19: Eating Hot Pot at MK
Spicy Red 20: Bangkok Sightseeing
Spicy Red 21: Let’s Make Your Mommy Proud
Spicy Red 22: Finding Love Online
Spicy Red 23: It’s Time to Grow Up
Spicy Red 24: Who’s Right? Who’s Wrong?
Spicy Red 25: The Thai Food Expert
Spicy Red 26: The In-Law Conflict
Spicy Red 27: Freedom
Spicy Red 28: It’s All About Teamwork
Spicy Red 29: A Weird Crime
Spicy Red 30: Used Car Shopping
Spicy Red 31: You’re The One
Spicy Red 32: My First Time Singing
Spicy Red 33: The Watermelon Project
Spicy Red 34: My Difficult Life
Spicy Red 35: Compassion


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Spicy Red 1: Massage & Fish Spa
[duration: 34:13]

Part I Storyline: Thana stopped at a new massage parlor to get a massage. Unfortunately, it was fully booked for the whole afternoon. He was recommended to try a fish spa instead, but he was reluctant. Let’s find out why and what he decided to do.

Examples of new vocabulary: Quality, certificate, experience, it depends, special, to nibble, specific, to import, the whole body, within, convenient, to leave for later, free.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to give reasons.
How to refuse gently.
How to offer options.
How to convince someone.
How to attract customers.

Part II Storyline: Thana went back to the massage shop. This time, he had a reservation and finally got the massage he’d been wanting for so long! Let’s find out if he had a good experience.

Examples of new vocabulary: To check, to allow, the other day, shoulder, to disturb, to feel pain, to make a payment.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to make a reservation.
How to ask for permission.
How to explain the reason.

Spicy Red 2: Cakes for a Birthday Party
[duration: 33:02]

Part I Storyline: Two housewives were shopping for cakes and preparing things for their children’s birthday party. They talked about what they should buy for presents. Let’s see what the kids would get on their birthday.

Examples of new vocabulary: Holiday, empty, parking spot, department, design, recently, ingredient, to borrow, to invite, less than, famous, stuffed animal.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to talk about your plans.
How to ask someone to help find parking spots.
How to ask about something you suddenly forgot.
How to give and ask for advice or suggestions.
How to express you guess or think something.
How to oppose others’ opinions.

Part II Storyline: The women started making the cakes for their kids. They were excited at first, but when the cakes were finished, they were a little disappointed. Let’s find out why and see what the cakes looked like when they were finished.

Examples of new vocabulary: Recipe, to take notes, skill, to mix, to bake, temperature, to be excited, to be confused, to be embarrassed, what if, to succeed.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to convince someone.
How to talk about your dream.
How to compare things using simile.
How to state the source of information.

Spicy Red 3: Where’s My Suit?
[duration: 32:03]

Part I Storyline: A father was trying to find one of his suits and asked his daughter for help. At first she was not sure which suit he was talking about. After he described it to her, she thought she knew where it might be. Let’s find out where the suit was.

Examples of new vocabulary: Almost, to get dressed, it’s time, to find, closet, should, to wear, to plan to do something, to remember, old friend, laundry shop.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to report what you saw.
How to describe where things are.
How to describe things in details.
How to talk about what you’ve planned to do.

Part II Storyline: The father got very mad with his wife, and tried to get his daughter to help him get even with her. Let’s find out what his wife did and how the story ends.

Examples of new vocabulary: Like this, always, by oneself, let alone, besides, favorite, to be mad, lost, to be afraid, oh shoot!

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to pass on information.
How to complain about things or situations.
How to help two parties reconcile.
How to order someone to do something.

Spicy Red 4: You Get What You Give
[duration: 38:57]

Part I Storyline: Madmii planned to skip dinner as a way to lose weight. Her aunt got worried and gave her advice on how to lose weight the healthy way instead. Let’s find out if Madmii listened to her and did what she suggested.

Examples of new vocabulary: To lose weight, to tease, teenager, to be worried, meal, method, disease, to work out, effect, to take care of, health, motivation.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to warn someone.
How to give examples.
How to explain meanings of technical words.
How to pass on information you have read.
How to give advice and supporting reasons.
How to beg someone to do something.

Part II Storyline: Madmii’s hard work paid off. She was very proud and excited about her new body but her aunt felt the opposite. She got mad at Madmii and they even had an argument. What made her aunt upset?

Examples of new vocabulary: Body figure, to be shocked, to weigh, to forgive, to be proud of, to deserve, happiness, to separate, to be grateful, to obey, to recommend.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to summarize the total amount.
How to state your points in arguments.
How to express your love to someone.
How to persuade someone to change his way of thinking.

Spicy Red 5: Old Guy Learning English
[duration: 35:24]

Part I Storyline: An old guy decided to take some private English lessons. When he asked the teacher for tips on how to practice on his own, the teacher suggested something he had never heard of. Let’s find out what it was.

Examples of new vocabulary: Subordinate, to conjugate, to be used to, purpose, to practice, to be picky, ancient, genre, to calculate, to show off, pimple, camera angle.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to explain grammar.
How to express surprise.
How to explain how to do things step by step.
How to say that you will never do something.
How to express disagreement with something.
How to describe something by giving examples.

Part II Storyline: The next day, the teacher tried to teach him using the method she had recommended. Things were going well until he realized something. What was it?

Examples of new vocabulary: Awesome, To enter a contest, to focus on, funny, committee, should, to sing along, let’s start over, suitable, up-to-date, to catch up with.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to request something.
How to say you forgot to do something.
How to change the topic of conversation.
How to say that you’d prefer something over something else.

Spicy Red 6: A Family Guy
[duration: 40:15]

Part I Storyline: Zen called up his sister to consult her about relocating to Japan as he was not very keen on moving. Find out why and what suggestions his sister had for him.

Examples of new vocabulary: To get off work, to slack off, forget about it!, to adjust oneself, to be confident, to feel relieved, to have difficulty, since long ago, to raise.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to give an excuse.
How to make suggestions.
How to list multiple reasons.
How to describe someone’s habit.
How to say you wasted time doing something.
How to express your impression of something.

Part II Storyline: His sister got another phone call from Zen’s wife and learned something completely shocking. Find out what his wife told her and what the couple did in the end.

Examples of new vocabulary: To exaggerate, to economize, necessary, to celebrate, to go to bed, to realize, at this time.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to talk on the phone.
How to say things sarcastically.
How to pass on a message from one person to another.
How to suggest someone do something as a way to make up for his mistakes.

Spicy Red 7: A Trip to Remember
[duration: 36:35]

Part I Storyline: Sitian surprised his girlfriend with a free trip. But as they were discussing where to go, they suddenly had different opinions on too many things. Were they both satisfied with the final decision?

Examples of new vocabulary: To complain, to invite, contest, to be worthy of, to cruise, to chill, budget, to be able to handle, to celebrate, to be broke, to drop by, in advance.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to describe a situation.
How to emphasize a small or large amount.
How to say what you intended/ expected to do.
How to say you will definitely do something.

Part II Storyline: During their romantic trip to Venice, Sitian saw what he had least expected to find. What was it? Let’s find out!

Examples of new vocabulary: Style, to be proud, to decorate, art, in a row, unbelievable, unexpected, permanently, to joke.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to express your assumption.
How to compare things using simile.
How to express what you would rather do.
How to ask someone to do something for you in an informal way.

Spicy Red 8: The Love Affair
[duration: 41:08]

Part I Storyline: Namkao was the first person to call DJ Fang on her new relationship advice radio show. Let’s find out what she went through.

Examples of new vocabulary: To have a secret crush on, to have a conflict, timing, to have a hard time, perhaps, to quarrel, to stare, intense, commercial, refreshing.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to talk about your habits.
How to describe your emotions.
How to tell a story in sequence.
How to say you think the same way.
How to talk about what you have heard.
How to ask someone to tell you his story.

Part II Storyline: After listening to Namkao’s story, DJ Fang felt sorry for her. But before she could suggest any solution, Namkao surprised her when she told her what she intended to do.

Examples of new vocabulary: Wave, dim, to cheat, to believe without a doubt, at that point, evidence, incidentally, anniversary, to console, to punch, eventually, to blame.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to request further information.
How to say what you think you had better do.
How to say what the main factor or reason is.
How to say what you don’t want someone to feel.

Spicy Red 9: Forget About It!
[duration: 35:15]

Part I Storyline: Tanchanok showed up for a job interview. Unfortunately, her interviewer was very skeptical about her motive for wanting to work there and did not believe she would make a good employee. How did she try to convince him?

Examples of new vocabulary: To apply, position, to resign, personnel, organization, to impact, to fire, to be strong in, employee, to progress, to interview, meatball.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to express your opinions.
How to explain causes and effects.
How to give suggestions for improvement.
How to let someone decide what he’d rather do.
How to express what the situation would be if the given condition was different.

Part II Storyline: In the middle of the interview, while the interviewer was informing Tanchanok of his decision, the CEO of the company showed up. What did she say to them? And did Tanchanok get hired in the end? Let’s find out!

Examples of new vocabulary: Made-to-order, fault, lame, monthly salary, to conceal, to average out, to be stingy, to eavesdrop, to hire, attitude, to recruit, to train.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to talk about mistakes.
How to deny you did something.
How to describe a situation in a sequence.
How to ask someone to guess the right answer.
How to tell someone he need not do something.

Spicy Red 10: The Multilingual Family
[duration: 36:33]

Part I Storyline: A married couple took their toddler daughter to a pediatrician for advice on her speaking delay. The doctor said the problem was they were trying to raise the child to speak too many languages. Let’s find out what advice she gave them.

Examples of new vocabulary: Chic, foreign language, meaning, to compose, to have advantage, native speaker, translator, on top of that, to be crazy for, to dub, to broadcast, fluently, good luck.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to change topic.
How to give examples.
How to ask for examples.
How to add more reasons.
How to wish someone good luck.
How to talk about your past experiences.

Part II Storyline: On the way back home, the couple talked about the doctor’s advice and decided they weren’t sure it was correct, so they searched for information about how to raise multilingual children on the internet themselves. Let’s see what they found!

Examples of new vocabulary: Information, eyesight, to seize an opportunity, up to you, to raise, specifically, to be greedy, the past, at least, to mix, to be messed up.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to explain what something is about.
How to state that you agree with someone.
How to warn someone of a bad consequence.
How to pass on information that you have read.
How to state how you will do things differently.
How to state what you believe to be the cause of something.

Spicy Red 11: The Soulmate
[duration: 37:01]

Part I Storyline: Shawfah had a fight with her long-term boyfriend one night and went to a fortune teller to ask about her future with him. The fortune teller told her things that only left her feeling even more hopeless about her love life. What could he have told her?

Examples of new vocabulary: Fortune teller, fate, accurate, future, to be able to tell, once in a while, to threaten, all the time, in conclusion, soulmate, unmarried, maturity.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say something rarely occurs.
How to say what you have just done.
How to say what neither party would do.
How to ask for a conclusion or a final result.
How to reorganize information you receive.
How to say what some people have in common.
How to say what is going to happen at some certain point in the future.

Part II Storyline: The next day, Shawfah met up with her best friend at a cafe. She shared her concerns and told her what she planned to do with her boyfriend. As she was about to follow through with her plan, she got a text message from a guy who seemed to fit the description of her soulmate. What did she do with the two guys?

Examples of new vocabulary: To feel frustrated, to be stressed out, the more.. the more.., to believe without a doubt, seriously, to say random things, to fool, no way, anyway.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to express surprise or shock.
How to say something sounds familiar.
How to ask someone about what happened.
How to say you will do something anyway.
How to say what opportunity you will miss.
How to say you’ll never get to do something.
How to express that someone will eventually do something without being asked to.

Spicy Red 12: What a Small World!
[duration: 40:06]

Part I Storyline: 12-year-old school girl “Gratai” was getting to know an international student she met at her school. She asked him series of questions about his family and was surprised at how many coincidences there were in his life.

Examples of new vocabulary: To spell, exchange student, nickname, syllable, accidentally, stepmother, to be close, personal affairs, tanned skin, to go back and forth.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask questions for confirmation.
How to ask someone if he knows something.
How to ask what someone knows about something.
How to give examples of what you have explained previously.
How to tell a story or describe a situation in a chronological order.
How to express that one action occurs as another action is continuously taking place.

Part II Storyline: After she got home, she talked to her mother about her new friend. And it turned out that this world has even more surprising coincidences than she had thought in the first place. What made her think so?

Examples of new vocabulary: Out of the blue, to mention, to repress one’s feelings, to talk in one’s sleep, contact number, according to, to be far apart, no way.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask someone to not do something.
How to say something doesn’t occur anymore.
How to state what happens every time another thing happens.
How to agree to do something you didn’t originally want to do.
How to tell someone to finish something before he starts doing something else.
How to express your determination to do something despite a difficult situation.

Spicy Red 13: Strangers at the Airport
[duration: 34:33]

Part I Storyline: Piano was approached by a stranger at the airport in London, while she was waiting for her flight back to Thailand. The guy told her something she never knew about passengers’ safety. She got very scared as another stranger had just left his baggage with her. Would this get her in trouble?

Examples of new vocabulary: Stuff, abroad, watch out, stranger, weapon, to hide, police, to search, intention, to take off, looks, gesture, safe, to trust, terrorist, line.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to correct someone’s mistakes.
How to calm someone when he is nervous.
How to ask how someone learned something.
How to refer to what other people have said.
How to say that it will take a while until something happens.

Part II Storyline: Piano and her new friend talked and learned a lot about each other. Despite their differences, they got along well. But she learned at the last minute that they were going on different flights and that her flight was about to leave. Would she make it in time? Would they get to talk to each other again?

Examples of new vocabulary: Fragrance, brand, to be sarcastic, bad word, accent, fabulous, to escape, to tease, to make friends, sold out, round, to miss a flight.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask sarcastic questions.
How to state what you have misunderstood.
How to ask someone why he thinks something.
How to change the subject of a conversation.
How to express that something is good enough.
How to say someone didn’t reply to your question.

Spicy Red 14: The Newlyweds on a Vacation Trip
[duration: 35:45]

Part I Storyline: Feuangfaa was complaining to her husband that she didn’t feel like going back to work. The discussion eventually turned into a long argument. Could the couple save their romantic last day of the trip?

Examples of new vocabulary: Hard-working, to be addicted to work, duty, responsible, the way back, of course!, to prosper, newly opened, marketing, motivation.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to deny an accusation.
How to state expected consequences.
How to express surprise at an accusation.
How to say you did something for no reason.
How to use simple mathematical expressions.
How to say things turned out to be the way you expected.

Part II Storyline: On the way back from their trip, Tonkla took his wife to the Thai Travel Fair to look for a resort to stay at on their next vacation. But before they could make a reservation, they began yet another fight. What could have gone wrong this time?

Examples of new vocabulary: Guest room, atmosphere, to economize, solution, expense, to grow, not in time, to stay at, to follow one’s dreams, to be disappointed.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to set restrictions.
How to ask for available options.
How to say you have changed your mind.
How to give someone freedom to decide.
How to consent to someone else’s preference.
How to ask what someone would do in a specific situation.

Spicy Red 15: The Pastry Shop Startup
[duration: 39:40]

Part I Storyline: Gingkaew told her boss that she was sick and missed a week of work. He doubted she was really sick but Mashima, her colleague, believed her. Now that she’s come back to work, let’s find out who was right and who was wrong.

Examples of new vocabulary: To notice, to take a sick leave, to take notes, to gossip, to feel depressed, to submit, business, day to day, delivery, to rhyme, in parallel.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask where someone has been.
How to say what you could at least do.
How to say what you have changed back to.
How to ask sarcastic rhetorical questions.
How to say what you believe is rather the case.
How to say you didn’t think something would happen.

Part II Storyline: Gingkaew and her husband started up their own business for the first time – a French pastry shop. They hired Mashima to work for them. Could she use any of her skills to make the couple’s business successful?

Examples of new vocabulary: To spill, to strive, millionaire, to claim expenses, accounting, income, strategy, to run away, stable, equal to, amount, to be left, to taste.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to invite people to try something.
How to interpret the meaning of something.
How to say it won’t hurt to do something.
How to state your duties or responsibilities.
How to tell someone to do something himself.
How to say what you suddenly feel like doing.
How to persuade someone to do something with you.

Spicy Red 16: Love Without Boundaries
[duration: 39:08]

Part I Storyline: Anchaliga and Phuping went on a TV talk show, sharing their wonderful story about adoption. The two adopted not just one, but five children from five different countries. What was their inspiration to do so?

Examples of new vocabulary: To adopt, adopted child, alias, theme park, to line up, race, skin color, relationship, field trip, quality, rank, orphan, misunderstanding.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to introduce guests on a show.
How to share your story with someone.
How to say what makes something special.
How to express what you’re quite sure of.
How to deny and correct misunderstanding.
How to express how a situation has changed.
How to explain what a word means in a specific context.

Part II Storyline: The couple introduced their five adopted children and shared their experiences of being parents with the host. Where are the kids from? Could they get along with their new siblings? The couple talked about it all. Let’s find out!

Examples of new vocabulary: Case, rule, process, to verify, law, closely, at a time, to give birth, to bond, to approach, orphanage, warmth, safety, TV show, to polish.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to emphasize a large number.
How to state a rule or a requirement.
How to introduce a list of things or people.
How to say that it takes time to do something.
How to ask if something is someone’s intention.
How to state that something is natural/obvious.
How to enthusiastically ask someone to tell or show you something.

Spicy Red 17: Meeting with a Psychiatrist
[duration: 39:25]

Part I Storyline: A college girl diagnosed herself with depression, after reading an article about it. She went to see a psychiatrist, but his medications did not help much, so she decided to change doctors. The new doctor gave her an assignment instead of prescribing medication. Find out what he asked her to do.

Examples of new vocabulary: Depression, to fill out, symptom, psychiatrist, to experiment, temporarily, negative, superficially, to express, to isolate oneself, obstacle.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to give directions.
How to say A cannot beat B.
How to ask for more examples.
How to describe your feelings.
How to say you do something just for fun.
How to encourage someone to do his best.
How to ask someone to be like something.
How to say “take something for an example.”
How to ask someone if he or she wants you to do something.

Part II Storyline: One week later, Arada was back in the doctor’s office for a follow-up appointment, in a much better mood. She was very excited about how the exercise changed the way she looked at things. Let’s find out how it helped her cope with the negative emotions she had experienced during the week.

Examples of new vocabulary: Assignment, attitude, report, to dress up, to invest, education, unsatisfactory, repeatedly, nonsensical, to analyze, mood, brain, exercise.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say “It can’t be helped.”
How to express what is on your mind.
How to ask if something has gotten better.
How to ask someone to read something to you.
How to say what something makes you think.
How to say how you feel after doing something.
How to ask to make sure if something is what someone wants you to do.

Spicy Red 18: A Family Day Out at the Zoo
[duration: 39:03]

Part I Storyline: Kunnatham and his wife were fighting in the early morning and woke up their daughter, who overheard their argument and understood that her father didn’t like to take her out to play. He then suggested they all go to the zoo. Could this help the girl feel better and end the fight?

Examples of new vocabulary: Playground, to go back to sleep, zoo, to stand out, to scream with excitement, abruptly, rude, respect, to give an excuse, to get scared.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to argue and argue back.
How to suggest a place to go.
How to tell someone to stop fighting.
How to say you are OK with something.
How to say something is more the case.
How to say you didn’t mean what you said.
How to complain that someone constantly does something.

Part II Storyline: At the zoo, Phing saw a lot of animals she had never seen before and threw thousands of questions at her parents. The competitive and prone-to-argue couple took this as a chance to compete against each other and belittle each other for fun. Who impressed the daughter more and won this game?

Examples of new vocabulary: Nostril, to do something randomly, underwater, except, appearance, to score, continent, nature, to camouflage, to be color blind.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask what something is.
How to describe traits and appearance.
How to explain the nature of something.
How to tell someone to ask someone else.
How to state the purpose of doing something.
How to say what causes something to happen.
How to describe the differences between two things.

Spicy Red 19: Eating Hot Pot at MK
[duration: 38:47]

Part I Storyline: Walnut had an appointment to eat hot pot with his friends at The Mall Bangkapi. However, he got uncomfortable after he learned that his friends planned to sneak in fresh vegetables and raw meat to save money. Did he agree to follow their plan in the end?

Examples of new vocabulary: Naturally, hot pot, fresh food, to stare at, to catch someone out, tray, bunch, to reserve a queue number, fake goods, to pretend.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask someone to take a guess.
How to reassure someone of something.
How to describe feelings using a metaphor.
How to say you’ll never let something happen.
How to say it’s natural that something happens.
How to tell someone that he could have done something different than what he did.

Part II Storyline: The three friends arrived at MK Restaurant. After a long discussion and dispute, they finally decided on what to order. Did they enjoy the meal or were they caught out on sneaking in outside food?

Examples of new vocabulary: Dipping sauce, Chinese caggage, tofu, vegan, in total, to hide, little by little, shrimp ball, explicitly, to grill, department, kitchenware.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say someone won’t do something.
How to ask a waiter to come back later.
How to get a queue number at a restaurant.
How to say that you’re not in the mood for something.
How to say that you do something in case something happens.
How to express that you give in to someone else’s suggestion.

Spicy Red 20: Bangkok Sightseeing
[duration: 40:33]

Part I Storyline: Aunt Anchan went to the airport to pick up her niece, Natalie, a Thai-Canadian girl who she hadn’t seen for 12 years. They discussed a sightseeing plan for Natalie and had a long conversation about her family. Why hadn’t they seen each other for so long?

Examples of new vocabulary: To land, immigration bureau, to sweat, to be used to, to be indifferent, to pester, lawyer, as before, curse word, to be messy.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say you don’t mind doing something.
How to say you cannot tell things/people apart.
How to say you mistake someone for someone else.
How to say something happens before you realize it.
How to narrate a situation that happened habitually.
How to say it’s a shame you fail to do what you shouldn’t.

Part II Storyline: The next morning, Aunt Anchan took Natalie to the Grand Palace but the sightseeing didn’t end there. Aunt Anchan had a long list of places to take Natalie to, as well as recommendations of good Thai food. What did they plan to eat and where to go next?

Examples of new vocabulary: Surprising, tourist attraction, first-ranked, reputation, to socialize, to keep silent, to threaten, to row, firefly, to glow.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say where you’ll take someone to.
How to say that something is the only choice.
How to imply that you appreciate someone’s action.
How to express that you’re happy just by having something.
How to say someone agrees to do something without being rebellious.
How to criticize someone by saying that no one else does what he or she does.

Spicy Red 21: Let’s Make Your Mommy Proud
[duration: 40:30]

Part I Storyline: Four months after Ploy and Praemai started swimming lessons, their mother came to see them swim for the first time. They wanted to do their best to show the skills they had learned. However, one of them forgot to bring goggles and the other a swimming cap. Find out how the girls coped with the problem that occurred at such a bad time.

Examples of new vocabulary: To play hooky, sausage, to burp, to pressure, to get changed, swimming stroke, to take offense, back and forth, fault, time’s up, to suck.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to state a rule or regulation.
How to ask someone to do something quickly.
How to say what you planned to do but gave up.
How to say that someone does something indirectly.
How to state what you would do if something doesn’t happen.
How to state an expected consequence as a way to warn someone.
How to say that it is a bad or good timing for something to happen.

Part II Storyline: Khru Sathit, the girls’ swimming instructor, was teaching them a new stroke, with the intention to make their mother stunned at their improvements. But Ploy and Praemai wasted a lot of time getting changed and chit-chatting and the time was running out. Could they impress their mother as they had planned?

Examples of new vocabulary: Muscle, sport, to derail, movement, dolphin, to take turns, to dive, to float, elbow, step, to interrupt, to get up from sitting.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to state your assumption.
How to say how much time you have left.
How to say you did something in a hurry.
How to ask someone to not do something yet.
How to say suppose something was something else.
How to say how something is, compared with other things.

Spicy Red 22: Finding Love Online
[duration: 44:10]

Part I Storyline: As Shisha was celebrating her 30th birthday with her parents at an ice-cream parlor, she learned they were worried that she was still single. She explained to them how each of the five guys she was seeing was not a keeper. Wouldn’t any of them make a good husband for her?

Examples of new vocabulary: Let’s drop it!, to court, entrepreneur, stock, multi-millionaire, to bequeath, skincare product, financial status, to retire, to be unemployed.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask someone to stop insisting.
How to ask what is wrong about something.
How to make a wish for yourself and for others.
How to describe someone’s personality or characteristics.
How to say that someone is not any less X than someone else.
How to say that you wouldn’t complain had something been a bit different.

Part II Storyline: Shisha went to see her best friend, Summer, to ask for advice on how to meet a guy. Summer recommended she try an online dating service. Shisha first rejected the idea but she was convinced in the end. Could she find the guy of her dreams on the internet? Let’s find out.

Examples of new vocabulary: Activity, to propose an idea, to drop, profile, to the extent of, bad point, transvestite, height, weight, to confirm, to be reincarnated.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to make analogies between two things.
How to say that something is either A or B.
How to state that everyone does the same thing.
How to express your preference in case it’s possible.
How to express what you would like something to be like.
How to say that something is not the way you thought it would be.

Spicy Red 23: It’s Time to Grow Up
[duration: 38:28]

Part I Storyline: A father was waiting for his triplet daughters, Mandolin, Medley and Melody to get home to ask them about their entrance examination results. He got very disappointed when he learned that none of them passed the exam. Then, he decided to send them abroad on an exchange program during school vacation. Where?

Examples of new vocabulary: Examination result, to enter a university, to fail an exam, to prepare oneself, to anticipate anxiously, to be stressed out, to rely on, to spoil, to pick on, to be allergic to.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to express disbelief.
How to exclaim things to express worry.
How to say it’s too late to do something.
How to tell someone he no longer has to do something.
How to say that you’re going to take care of some matter.
How to say that it’s finally time to start doing something.
How to express frustration towards things that you think shouldn’t happen.
How to say what you would have done had you known the consequence beforehand.

Part II Storyline: The three girls video-chatted over Skype and shared their challenging experiences of new lives abroad. They discussed what they liked and disliked about the countries they were now living in. Did they like the new experiences overall or could they not wait to go home?

Examples of new vocabulary: Luckily, to pick randomly, budget, to be mean, to chase, to be disappointed, to be impressed, to get dizzy, fluently, to manage to live or survive.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say that something works anyway.
How to suggest something different for next time.
How to say that you’ve ultimately changed your mind.
How to state what you think seems to be the best choice.
How to say something is many times more X than something else.
How to say that you can handle something but not something else.
How to state that at least there’s something good about something.

Spicy Red 24: Who’s Right? Who’s Wrong?
[duration: 38:26]

Part I Storyline: Tawan asked his colleague, Dao, why she came in the office early and found out that she wanted to upload photos on Facebook before clocking in. He kept asking her what photos but she felt bothered by him meddling in her business. It eventually led to a fight, which got more and more furious as they continued. Let’s find out how it ended.

Examples of new vocabulary: To upload, to be sociable, harsh, to initiate small talk, in order, to edit photos, to meet in person, to stick one’s nose into, to insult.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to excuse yourself to do something.
How to ask someone to stop bothering you.
How to say that things have to go in order.
How to describe what kind of person you are.
How to call someone to meet someone else in a room.
How to say it’d be your right if you chose to do something.
How to state the real reason you believe something happened.

Part II Storyline: Tawan and Dao got called by their boss. She first asked Dao to explain what happened and she placed blame on Tawan but he denied it. Not only that, he told the boss about Dao using Facebook during work hours. The boss asked the other employees to see if that was true but they said they never saw her do that. Did Tawan make up the story to get Dao in trouble?

Examples of new vocabulary: To pick a fight, to take sides, to judge someone guilty, You’re in trouble!, That’s enough, Even so!, to conceal, to change one’s attitude.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to explain how a fight started.
How to ask someone to explain his action.
How to say you have had enough of something.
How to express that you are sorry for what you did.
How to say that things got bad after something happens.
How to say that you don’t mind something given some condition.
How to say that someone does something about as often as something else.

Spicy Red 25: The Thai Food Expert
[duration: 39:42]

Part I Storyline: A game show host introduced the two contestants who were going to compete for the title of “The Thai Food Expert” and a 1-million baht prize on the game show “I love Thai food,” Jack Williams from New Zealand and Mei-En from China. Let’s listen to their life stories and profiles.

Examples of new vocabulary: Competitor, expert, to import, herb, street food stall, I’ll do my best!, to waste time talking, tedious, continent, two-thirds, to be well-versed.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say what you do most of the time.
How to state what you primarily focus on.
How to say that something has always been some way.
How to say that you can’t force yourself to do something.
How to ask someone to be patient in anticipating something.
How to ask people to forgive you in case you fail to do something.
How to say you take something as an opportunity to do something else.

Part II Storyline: The first round of the competition began with the two contestants feeling confident that they would win. Nearly half way through the round, Jack had not made any points yet and risked losing and going home. Was he able to stick around and ultimately win on the show? Stay tuned and find out!

Examples of new vocabulary: Score, to accumulate, to compete for, recipe, ingredient, garlic, Thai chili, squid, basil leaf, oyster sauce, three to one, to time, to tie, to discourage, someone’s turn.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to explain the rules of a game.
How to explain how to score points.
How to say that you’re trying your best.
How to announce scores of the competitors.
How to congratulate someone on his success.
How to complain that some same old situation keeps occurring.
How to state that someone only needs something to be able to do something else.

Spicy Red 26: The In-Law Conflict
[duration: 35:08]

Part I Storyline: Storyline: Mameaw had a talk with her husband, trying to convince him to move her and their son out of his parents’ house but he didn’t agree at first. She finally confessed why she didn’t feel comfortable living with her mother-in-law. After hearing it, her husband agreed immediately to move out. Find out what his mother did.

Examples of new vocabulary: Mortgage payment, debt, privacy, to have freedom, here we go again, peace, daughter-in-law, to be naughty, to throw a tantrum.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say what everyone else does.
How to say something doesn’t count.
How to tell someone you need to have a talk.
How to claim something someone had promised you.
How to ask how long some situation is going to last.
How to express that it won’t be too late to do something later.

Part II Storyline: The couple broke the news to their mother/mother-in-law and she wasn’t happy about it. She raised issues of her concerns and tried her hardest to change their minds. Were they able to calm her down? Did she accept their departure in the end?

Examples of new vocabulary: Financial, burden, to hire, babysitter, kindergarten, to be used to, up to you, to allow, guardian, to greet, to sign up, classroom.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask someone to come with you.
How to say some things are all the same.
How to bring up another problem or concern.
How to tell someone to do whatever he likes.
How to say you can take care of things yourself.
How to say that you don’t have a problem with something.

Spicy Red 27: Freedom
[duration: 38:22]

Part I Storyline: One night, before going to bed, Plaifaa talked to her mother about her future career path. Her mother tried to persuade her to carry on the family’s chicken farming business but her passion lay in drawing and her dream was to become an artist. Plaifaa felt upset at being forced into the family business by her mother but could a 17-year-old girl stand up against her mother’s wish?

Examples of new vocabulary: To inherit, creativity, art, to go bankrupt, survival, to discard, to suffer, to live a comfortable life, exhibition, to be ambitious, to detain, gratitude.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to assert your point of view.
How to ask for an apology from someone.
How to say that this is the way something is.
How to list several reasons to convince someone.
How to say that something could happen as a consequence.
How to emphasize that something is the very reason for something else.

Part II Storyline: The next morning, Plaifaa’s mother discussed the daughter issue with her husband over breakfast. After a while, they turned on television to watch some news and saw an extraordinary story of thousands of chickens escaping from a factory at a farm. They were shocked and worried if it was happening at their farm. Was it? And how did the chickens find a way out of the factory?

Examples of new vocabulary: To open up and talk about one’s feelings, to tolerate, relative, to lead, to release, mystery, factory, to oppress, to regret, to be unwilling.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to state what you suspect.
How to say that someone takes something seriously.
How to ask if someone has any idea about something.
How to express that you cannot stand the thought of something.
How to say that you’re hoping something is not something else.
How to ask sarcastically if someone didn’t know about something obvious.

Spicy Red 28: It’s All About Teamwork
[duration: 39:53]

Part I Storyline: Charlotte, Trevor and Iyara were discussing a group presentation for their social studies class, which they had to do in front of the class the next day. They were assigned the topic “Thai culture,” which none of them was an expert at. How were they going to do it?

Examples of new vocabulary: Presentation, person with mixed nationalities, topic, environment, social studies, religion, origin, general knowledge, to rehearse.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to explain the meanings of words.
How to tell someone to do something well.
How to express that you can’t believe something.
How to say whatever something is, it should not matter.
How to say that you can do one thing while doing another.
How to say that while something is true, it doesn’t necessarily mean something else.

Part II Storyline: The day of the presentation had come. Iyara was the first to start talking. After having seen that nearly everyone in the class had fallen asleep during her talk, Trevor tried to save their presentation by cutting it short and started his part. But things got worse as the teacher was less than impressed with his presentation. What went wrong?

Examples of new vocabulary: Important figure, to produce, prosperity, to imitate, vehicle, mind, wisdom, ancestry, to presume, to edit, diagram, to decorate.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask how something is some way.
How to begin a talk or a presentation.
How to give examples to show what you refer to.
How to tell someone to take something as a lesson.
How to say someone must do something, not something else.
How to say that something someone does has an influence on someone else.

Spicy Red 29: A Weird Crime
[duration: 36:18]

Part I Storyline: A family arrived home, feeling fatigue from a vacation trip to Singapore, only to find out that their house was broken into while they were away. After having discovered what types of things had been stolen from the house, the family was left perplexed. What did the burglar steal from them?

Examples of new vocabulary: To spoil, to gossip quietly, skinny jeans, safety box, spare, kitchenware, jewelry, burglar, code, spatula, electrical appliance.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to tell someone not to think something.
How to state your guess from some information.>
How to say that you’ll make sure something happens.
How to express that you regret something you did.
How to tell someone that he doesn’t have to do something anymore.
How to say that something is understandable while something else isn’t.

Part II Storyline: Next morning, the family gathered for a discussion over who the thief could have been. After discussing all the possibilities, the father thought he knew. Who did he think it was? And was he right about his guess?

Examples of new vocabulary: Unless, to be obedient, to risk, jail, pawn shop, to auction off, fancy, flea market, transvestite, tender, to act innocent, to punish.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to make a comment on someone.
How to state that you’d rather have something else.
How to tell someone that his idea sounds ridiculous.
How to indirectly state that something is not true about you.
How to say something is unlikely unless some condition is true.
How to express that you finally realized why something happened.

Spicy Red 30: Used Car Shopping
[duration: 38:38]

Part I Storyline: Jomyut and his wife, Maison, went to a car lot to sell their car while they weren’t so sure of the decision because they absolutely adored it. However, after meeting with the car dealer, they were convinced that it would be best to get rid of it. Why did they not want to sell it? And what did the dealer tell them to change their minds?

Examples of new vocabulary: Welcome, scholarship, to manufacture, to tilt, fatal, bottom, to take a risk, combined, car lot, to cover up, to quote a price, paperwork.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say that something doesn’t usually happen.
How to ask if someone would do something given a condition.
How to express that you don’t know what will happen in the future.
How to say that something happened shortly after something else had happened.
How to express that you didn’t imagine someone would have the courage to do something.

Part II Storyline: Days later, Maison and Jomyut went back to the same car lot to look for a new car. They weren’t very impressed with the cars that the dealer recommended and they were completely shocked at the last one shown to them. Why?

Examples of new vocabulary: Secondhand, in the first place, budget, limited, to rest assured, petrol, compact, to guarantee, car seat cushion, brand, model, exceptional.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask if you could try doing something.
How to refuse someone’s recommendation or suggestion.
How to agree that what someone said has a good point
How to say that there is nothing wrong with something.
How to say what you might have to do if you do something else.
How to say that someone should probably know something already.

Spicy Red 31: You’re The One
[duration: 42:29]

Part I Storyline: Chaichana presented his girlfriend with a bouquet of flowers on the occasion of their 2nd anniversary of dating. But his girlfriend wanted something else – an engagement ring, which led to a heated argument. What did Chaichana give her as reasons why he wasn’t ready to propose? How did he save their romantic date?

Examples of new vocabulary: Happy Anniversary, engagement ring, to propose, to trust, to pressure, timing, handicapped, in vain, to feel guilty, to be nosy.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to calm someone down.
How to admit that you’re wrong and express guilt.
How to express your feelings to someone you love.
How to say that it’s easy for someone to say something.
How to say that someone else did something a long time ago.

Part II Storyline: Later that day, Chaichana was walking in his neighborhood with another girl and saw someone he least expected to see. He made a mistake that could affect his life detrimentally. Did he recover from it? Was it too late for him?

Examples of new vocabulary: Lipstick stain, stereo, conservative, daughter-in-law, to dismiss, to be fierce, to bark, to cheat on, fiance, evil, for the sake of, to force.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to ask someone to hurry.
How to accuse someone of lying.
How to say that you never get to do something.
How to ask someone to wait and let you explain yourself.
How to say that you do something for the sake of someone else.
How to express your concern and tell someone to do something carefully.

Spicy Red 32: My First Time Singing
[duration: 40:32]

Part I Storyline: Maprang’s parents heard her sing for the first time. They complimented her and asked her why she sang. Maprang said that she wanted to develop some talent so that one day she would have something to show to other people. Was the reason that simple?

Examples of new vocabulary: Talent, to perform, properties, constructive, to deny, to be self-confident, housewife, to attack, to pretend, blurry, guardian, camp.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say that you’ll do something yourself.
How to say what someone envies someone else for.
How to say that you did something in the hope of some result.
How to say that you’re completely inferior to someone in something.
How to ask someone what thought inspired that person to do something.
How to exclaim to your child that you’re proud of what he or she did.
How to say that you do something so much that you’ve become tired of it.

Part II Storyline: Maprang showed a video of her singing on Youtube to her parents and older sister. She was very excited about the many positive comments it received. But she didn’t get to be happy for too long; soon after that, she started to cry. What happened?

Examples of new vocabulary: To get goosebumps, total amount, original, to flow, professional, easily, to take action, entire life, musician, to be disheartened.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to tell someone to read something to you.
How to tell someone to not do something so easily.
How to state what you believe is more likely true.
How to say that you didn’t imagine something happening.
How to tell someone to not do the same thing next time.
How to say that you’re excited just thinking about something.

Spicy Red 33: The Watermelon Project
[duration: 39:33]

Part I Storyline: Chonthicha, an engineering graduate student, expressed her interest in inventing a watermelon seed remover to her advisor. However, he was strongly against the idea and tried to force her to take on his own instead: a clothes hanging machine. Chonthicha didn’t give up easily. They argued for the whole meeting. Could she convince him to let her research her topic of interest in the end?

Examples of new vocabulary: Topic, to hang, seed, cancer, skin, blood pressure, scientist, method, to be controversial, to be trustworthy, doctorate.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to talk about health benefits.
How to say what’s good about something.
How to emphasize a statement by repeating it.
How to guess what the reason for something is.
How to say that it’s a pity some situation exists.
How to say what will lower the chance of something occurring.
How to say something will remain some way until another thing happens.

Part II Storyline: After several months, Chonthicha was in another meeting with her advisor to talk about the outcome of her research. Unfortunately, it turned out to be highly unsatisfactory. He severely criticized her invention. What went wrong with it? Would she be able to improve it in time for the deadline of the upcoming paper submission?

Examples of new vocabulary: Invention, to pull, to experiment, to strangle, to unplug, to publish, to feel trapped, theory, to wring, engineering.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to state your concern
How to say you did something in vain.
How to ask someone what if something occurs.
How to say what’s the only thing that’s left.
How to say someone else had an identical experience.
How to exclaim with annoyance about a repetition of something.
How to say what happened the whole time something was going on.
How to say something might be more than you can be responsible for.

Spicy Red 34: My Difficult Life
[duration: 41:51]

Part I Storyline: Yeewaa went to a temple to see a monk and ask him for advice on life. She told him about problems that recently happened to her family, including depression, alcoholism, drug addiction and a suicide attempt. What advice did the monk give her? Did she find it helpful?

Examples of new vocabulary: To pass away, to feel indifferent, to suffer, to feel depressed, to isolate oneself, mama’s boy, to be biased, to commit suicide.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say you’re at your wits’ end.
How to ask what someone is suffering from.
How to tell someone to never to do something.
How to state what you’re thinking about doing.
How to describe someone’s behavior or symptoms.
How to express what you feel indifferent about.

Part II Storyline: Yeewaa went on a date with someone she really liked at a northeastern food restaurant. She felt nervous every time she was asked about her family and tried to avoid the subject by changing the topic. Could her crush find out about it? What happened in the end?

Examples of new vocabulary: To return a call, to think alike, liberal, violence, on a regular basis, to bleed, to have an abortion, warm, to be an alcoholic.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to double a restaurant order.
How to ask what someone was about to say.
How to ask a waiter to check on your order.
How to ask if someone would mind you doing something.
How to let the waiter know that you’re ready to order.
How to tell someone you want to be there for him or her.

Spicy Red 35: Compassion
[duration: 40:25]

Part I Storyline: Baicha found an injured dog on the way home from the church. After rescuing him, she brought him home with her, to the surprise of her husband, Thawin, who was not fond of the idea of having pets. What did they do with the dog in the end?

Examples of new vocabulary: To breastfeed, to bark, member, to deliver a child, stray dog, to limp, foundation, beggar, to be unemployed, compassion, breed, ink.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to say what you hope for.
How to summarize what happened.
How to say suppose something happened.
How to say the original idea was already good.
How to ask someone if something is good enough.
How to imply that something is hard enough, something else is even harder.

Part II Storyline: Thawin suggested giving the dog away to an old couple in their neighborhood but Baicha didn’t agree. After a lengthy argument, the phone rang. Who called? What did they want from Thawin and Baicha?

Examples of new vocabulary: To sip, chess, to sniff, to lick, saliva, sideline, Jesus, conclusion, enemy, to recuperate, to bounce off, to be unconscious.

Examples of what you’ll learn:
How to describe an incident.
How to say something will happen eventually.
How to cite someone’s teaching or directions.
How to say you’ll do something no matter what.
How to say you already knew something would happen.
How to imply that someone doesn’t have the right to do something.

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