Easy English

Simple English sentences and phrases with the corresponding Thai translations. Also included is a glossary of terms.

Phrasal Verb: run over

run over ชนแล้วทับ, ทบทวน, ตรวจตรา, มีเกินกว่า, ล้นออกมา = knock down and pass over with an automobile or other moving vehicle, drive over, review, rehearse, go over or examine hastily or quickly, exceed

To be hit by a vehicle:

He was run over by a speeding car. เขา ถูกรถ ที่ขับมาอย่างเร็ว ชนแล้วทับ

Statistically, they could also predict roughly the number of children who would be run over by cars, a statement that brought a gasp from the room.

To “go over” or review quickly:

Please run over the plan before making a definite decision.

โปรด ทบทวน แผนการดูอีกครั้งก่อนจะตัดสินใจแน่นอนลงไป

To overflow or exceed:

He had left the water on and the tub ran over. เขาเปิดน้ำทิ้งไว้ และน้ำ ล้นออกมา จากถัง

Pour ginger ale into the glass over the top of the ice, being careful not to let the foam run over the sides of the glass.

It’s the rare song on these discs that doesn’t run over five minutes,

To pass over something:

In May 1814, the young Michael Faraday (1791-1867) wrote excitedly in his diary about climbing Vesuvius with his teacher Sir Humphry Davy. At the summit Faraday found that # … the volume of smoke and flame appeared immense, and the scene was fearfully grand… at times we could see the flames breaking out from a large orifice with extraordinary force… I incautiously remained to collect some of the substances, and was then obliged to run over the lava, to the great danger of my legs.

I’m so dizzy that I bend my head over a drinking fountain in the hotel lobby and let the water run over the back of my neck until my vision returns to normal.

As a Noun Phrase:

Mr. McConnell, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984 with the help of a
Roger Ailes-produced advertisement that showed bloodhounds searching for his
opponent, has had his ups and downs as a leader. Senate Republicans lost 14
seats in the last two elections when he was the No. 2 Republican and then the
party chief, and Mr. Specter jumped ship on his watch. # But Mr. McConnell is
credited with a very effective run over the last 15 months — though being minority leader has distinct advantages over being in charge of making the Senate function.






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Phrasal Verb: lose track of

American English has quite a few phrasal verbs that are derived from the railroad industry. Railroad tracks lead the way wherever they are laid.  Therefore, if you “lose track” of someone you have lost your way and have broken contacts with that person.

When you are “on track”, you are following the correct path. Going off track separates you with the right way.

lose track of ขาดการติดต่อ = to lose all contact with, fail to maintain current information about.

Example: We lost track of him after he moved to Chiangmai. เรา ขาดการติดต่อกับ เขา หลังจากที่เขาย้ายไปอยู่เชียงใหม่

I had completely lost track of what day it was since I have stopped going to work.

Oh, you’re home early, ” you’d say, though I was never home early, if anything I was late- you’d just lost track of  time.

The DeKalb County Recorders Court — one of the busiest traffic courts in the state — has lost track of hundreds of thousands of citations, costing the county and the state possibly tens of millions of dollars in uncollected fines, according to internal court e-mails.

How long now? How long had he been gone? She had no idea. She had always had a fairly accurate clock in her head, but now it was as useless as the one on the wall. It was uniquely horrible to have lost track of time so completely. She remembered her big clunky watch and looked down, but the watch was gone. There was just a pale patch where it had been. He must have taken it.

Though Defense has long been notorious for waste, recent government reports suggest the Pentagon’s money management woes have reached astronomical proportions. A study by the Defense Department’s inspector general found that the Pentagon couldn’t properly account for more than a trillion dollars in monies spent. A GAO report found Defense inventory systems so lax that the U.S. Army lost track of 56 airplanes, 32 tanks, and 36 Javelin missile command launch-units.

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Phrasal Verb: keep track of

keep track of ตามเรื่อง, ติดตาม, คอยติดตาม, ได้รับข่าวจาก, ลงบันทึก = to maintain a record of , continue to be informed about, keep in touch with

I read the newspaper every day to keep track of current events.  ผมอ่านหนังสือพิมพ์ทุกวัน เพื่อ คอยติดตาม ให้ทันเหตุการณ์

My boss always keeps track of my work. เจ้านายของฉัน คอยติดตาม ผลงานของฉันเสมอ


Finally, Angus drills into the rhino’s horns. He’s inserting microchips to keep track of the rhino’s whereabouts and his horn.

…some amateur birders who are doing some very similar kinds of things, and they use the Internet to keep in touch with one another and to keep track of what rare bird species they’ve seen nearby.

The (Georgia) state Department of Natural Resources doesn’t keep track of coyote populations. They aren’t a protected species, meaning they can be hunted or trapped year round. Law forbids poisoning the animals, but beyond that, ” It’s pretty much open season on them,

The Computer World

” I like using the new technology tool RSS feeds to keep track of articles published from different journals in my subject. It is great as it is very time-saving. ” # ” The social
bookmarking tool is great as I can see what others are reading in my interested topics. Besides, I can set up RSS feeds from Citeulike to keep track of newly added items on the topics. ” # My intention of introducing social bookmarking tools to our researchers was to
raise their current awareness in their research fields.

…we would hope that people would keep track of their spending habits, but can we really expect that of our college students? Mr-GAMM: Well, with the iPhone you can. There’s a great app, the ABUKAI app. It allows you to take a picture of the receipt after making a purchase in the store. The app will store that data, allowing you to easily track your expenses.

In the latest and biggest example of the map’s power and versatility, Google started a location-aware friend-finding system called Latitude in 27 countries early this month. # On its face, Google’ s new service — available on dozens of mobile systems — is simply a way for friends to keep track of one another and meet up, for families to stay in touch or for parents to find comfort in knowing where their children are. # But it will generate a gold mine of new information about where millions of people travel each day, and there is no doubt that Google and others are planning to dig in that mine.” Everyone is watching Google, and this will open a floodgate of location-oriented applications and services,’ said Greg Skibiski, the chief executive of Sense Networks…


We live in a very competitive world. We like to talk about how long our work weeks are and how little we sleep and so and so on at the water cooler, comparing our lives. But when you actually keep track of these things, you start to see that Americans in general don’t work as much as we think. We sleep more than we think. And I certainly found that was the case for myself as well when I started keeping track of my time. JOHN-DONVAN: When you say you kept track of your time, how – did you just pay more attention? LAURA-VANDERKAM: Well, I actually kept a time log. I wrote down what…


Researchers have shown that we are hard-wired at deep neurological levels to do this kind of ” reading ” of others. It’s an essential survival skill to be able to sense if someone is friendly or dangerous, a good potential mate or a dead-end street for your DNA. Speed-dating-type moments of sizing each other up happen all the time, in every interpersonal encounter. Your brain literally links up with the brain of anyone you are talking to, and faster than you can consciously keep track of what’s happening, you communicate the most vital information about yourself to those around you. And without even knowing it, you are constantly ” reading ” others as well. # This ability to instantly, and accurately, read others is partly native ability and partly something you can learn and hone to a fine art. Much of psychologists’ training is in ” reading ” people, often those who are temporarily ” out of their heads ” with anxiety, depression or rage.


Social Security benefits become taxable once the total of adjusted gross income, tax-exempt interest income, and one-half of Social Security benefits exceeds $25,000 for individuals or $32,000 for couples. # Unfortunately, folks wanting to retire early or work past retirement age have to keep track of such things to avoid running afoul of Social Security and pension rules that can end up costing them. # Historically, 65 has been considered normal retirement age because it’s when people can claim full Social Security benefits. In 1983, Congress voted to gradually raise the full retirement age beginning with people born in 1938 or later. For anyone born after 1959, full retirement age is 67. Congress based its decision on the improved health of older people and increases in average life expectancy.




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Phrasal Verb: kick out

kick out โยนออกไป, ไล่ออกไป, ลากตัวออกไป = expel, throw out Example: That drunken soldier was kicked out of (หรือ booted out of) the bar because he made so much noise. ทหารขี้เมาถูกลากตัวออกจากบาร์เพราะก่อเสียงรำคาญ

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Phrasal Verb: kick in

kick in ออกเงินกัน, เฉลี่ยกันออก, บริจาค = pay, contribute, contribute or participate by contributing Example: All the neighbors kicked in (หรือ chipped in) to help the people who had a fire. เพื่อนบ้านทั้งหมดต่างเฉลี่ยกันออกเงิน เพือช่วยเหลือผู้ประสบอัคคีภัย


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Phrasal Verb: skip out

skip out หลบหนี, หนีไป = desert, abandon, run away Example: The man skipped out of the hotel without paying his bill. ผู้ชายหลบหนีไปจากโรงแรมโดยไม่ได้ชำระค่าที่พักโรงแรม


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Phrasal Verb: skip over

skip over อ่านข้าม, ข้ามหน้า = omit, go past, pass something by Example: In reading a book, you should not skip over the preface. ในการอ่านหนังสือ คุณไม่ควรอ่านข้ามคำนำ


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Phrasal Verb: size up

size up คาดคะเน, ประมาณ, เก็งนิสัยและฐานะ = estimate; evaluate; comprehend; form an estimate, judgement or  opinion of Example: Some politicians have the ability to size up a situation correctly. นักการเมืองบางคนมีความสามารถในการคาดคะเนสถานการณ์ได้อย่างถูกต้อง


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Phrasal Verb: sit back

sit back อยู่เฉยๆ ไม่ยอมทำอะไร, ทำทองไม่รู้ร้อน, ไม่รู้ไม่ชี้ = remain inactive, do nothing Example: The company was in serious trouble, bu the manager just sat back and did nothing. บริษัทกำลังย่ำแย่ แต่ผุ้จัดการก็นั่งทำทองไม่รุ้ร้อน


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Phrasal Verb: sign up

sign up สมัคร = enlist, promise to do something by signing your name

Example: She wants to sign up for the contest. หล่อนต้องการสมัครเข้าแข่งขัน

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Explore the quiet waters of Clayoquot Sound in a tandem kayak, relax in natural
rock pools at Hot Springs Cove, sign up for surf lessons, book a whalewatching excursion, or hop a scenic flight on a classic floatplane.

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will be available on a monthly subscription basis as part of Adobe’s Creative
Cloud offering. Subscriptions will start at $50 a month for those who
sign up for a year. Subscribers will be able to download programs such as Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator, store their work online and share files with others.

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