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Bangkok Street Food

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Published: 5.15.2017
Level 5   |   Time: 4:06
Accent: British / Thai
Source: BBC Global News Podcast (5.13.2017)

A BBC report on the Bangkok goverment's recent attempts to remove street food vendors from the streets of Bangkok.

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  1. REVIEW the vocabulary.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Vocabulary


  • hard-pressed [adj] - very busy
  • vendors [n] - sellers
  • uproar [n] - anger
  • designated areas [n] - areas chosen by the government
  • hygiene [n] - cleanness
  • modernity [n] - new / modern
  • stalls [n] - outdoor selling spaces
  • appetizing [adj] - delicious
  • regulate [v] - make rules
  • hygienic [adj] - clean
  • catalogue [v] - make a list of
  • canal [n] - small river/stream
  • blazing hot [adj] - very hot
  • wok [n] - Chinese-style frying pan
  • ultimately [adv] - most importantly
  • clutter [n] - mess
  • set on [phv] - decide
  • pavement [n] - sidewalk
  • chair [v] - be in charge of
  • obstruction [n] - obstacle / barrier
  • pedestrian [n] - person who walks
  • sanitary [adj] - clean
  • impose [v] - enforce / force

[n] - noun,  [v] - verb,  [phv] - phrasal verb,  [adj] - adjective, 


triangle Questions


  1. Street food is especially important for busy city workers in Bangkok.
    True
    False

  2. The city government originally announced that all street vendors would be removed from Bangkok.
    True
    False

  3. The city government has since announced that vendors can stay open anywhere if they meet hygiene standards.
    True
    False

  4. The newscaster is reporting from Chinatown in Bangkok.
    True
    False

  5. The city government wants to promote street food to tourists.
    True
    False

  6. Chinese vendors first sold fried rice in Bangkok in the 1800s.
    True
    False

  7. The Chinese introduced frying pans to Thailand.
    True
    False

  8. Thai street food takes a long time to prepare.
    True
    False

  9. Street food will likely be prohibited all over Thailand.
    True
    False

  10. According to the woman, the government's vision of progress is "controlled and clean".
    True
    False

  11. The woman doesn't like the clutter and chaos of Bangkok.
    True
    False

  12. The woman believes street food is an important part of Thai culture.
    True
    False

  13. The Thai official states that street vendors will not be permitted in Bangkok in the future.
    True
    False

  14. The Thai official wants to prevent street vendors from obstructing pedestrians.
    True
    False

  15. The newscaster presents a negative image of Bangkok's informal character.
    True
    False