Table of contents Volume 1

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Volume 1

Preface

Introductory Section

Introduction
Organisation and use of this course
Instructions to the student on use of programmed introduction to Thai phonology
Programmed introduction to Thai phonology
Reference chart of special symbols used in Thai basic course

Lesson 1

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. The personal pronouns
  2. Word order in the sentence
  3. The question word xxx
  4. Final polite particles
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 2

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. The question word อะไร
  2. Use of ‘ใช่ไหม’ in confirmation
  3. Use of ‘ไม่ใช่’ in disagreement
  4. Responding to questions with ‘หรือ’
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary
Classroom expressions

Lesson 3

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Stative verbs
  2. Omission of the subject
  3. Negation of the verb
  4. Use of the question word ‘ไหม’
  5. ‘Plurality’ in the noun
  6. ‘อย่า’ in negative request
  7. ‘นี่, นั่น, โน่น’ in verbless sentences
  8. ‘หรือ’ in negative questions
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 4

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Use of unit classifiers
  2. The classifier phrase as a noun replacement
  3. ‘ของ’ used to indicate ‘possession’
  4. The position of ‘ใคร’ in the sentence
  5. How to express ‘being’
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 5

Basic Dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Ways of expressing negation
  2. ‘เป็นยังไง’ meaning ‘What is is like to…?’
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 6

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. จัง as an intensifier of stative verbs
  2. เก่ง with noun phrases and verb phrases
  3. Verbs with obligatory complements
  4. Terms used to refer to people
  5. Words relating to names of cities and countries
  6. Another use of ใคร
Drills
Exercises
Comprehension test
Vocabulary

Lesson 7

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Xxx to indicate past experiences
  2. Xxx + place expressions
  3. Lack of verb inflection
  4. Omission of subject pronoun
  5. Sentence + xxx to indicate ‘possibility’ or ‘suitability’
  6. Sentence + xxx to indicate ‘ability to perform some activity’
  7. Use of xxx + xxx / xxx
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary
Map of Thailand showing some provinces

Lesson 8

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Compounds
  2. Xxx + place expressions
  3. Responses to xxx xxx
  4. Difference between xxx xxx and xxx axxx
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 9

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Means of indicating ‘time’ and ‘aspect’ of the verb
  2. Function of the question words
Grammar drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 10

Basic episode
Questions on basic episode
Drills
Exercise
Vocabulary

Lesson 11

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Use of xxx to indicate ‘mutuality’ and ‘plurality’
  2. Xxx, xxx, and xxx and indefinite pronouns
  3. Numerals
  4. Xxx with included modifiers or specifiers
  5. Xxx xxx as a pluraliser
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 12

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Ordinal numbers
  2. Xxx as a number
  3. Ordinal numbers after classifiers
  4. Expressing ‘age’
  5. Xxx and xxx to express state of an action
  6. Xxx… versus xxx xxx xxx
  7. Position of classifier phrases referring to pronoun subject
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 13

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Xxx… xxx for future time
  2. Xxx as an indicator of excess with xxx and xxx
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 14

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Xxx and xxx
  2. Extent of distant constructions
  3. Xxx indicating ‘existence’
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 15

Basic dialog
Questions on the interview
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 16

Basic dialog
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 17

Basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Xxx / xxx used to indicate direction of motion
  2. Prepositions in compounds
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 18

Basic dialog
Notes on the basic dialog
Grammar notes
  1. Sentence embedding
Drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 19

Basic dialog
Grammar drills
Exercises
Vocabulary

Lesson 20

Basic episode
Questions on the basic episode
Exercises
Vocabulary

Text glossary