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Starbucks U.K. will give customers a discount if they bring their own cup. It wants to cut down on trash and recycle more. Starbucks U.K. said: Reusable cups are a key part of our overall waste reduction strategy." Customers who bring their own cup will not get a discount on the cheaper filter coffee.



Paper cups have been in the news a lot. Around seven million cups are thrown away every day. Some cafes lie about how many cups they recycle. Customers might think a cafe is environmentally friendly, but it is not. Fewer than one in 400 paper cups at cafes are recycled. A coffee drinker said: "I am disappointed that cafes recycle so little."

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Sources
  • http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/starbucks-to-offer-50p-discount-to-customers-with-their-own-cup-a3207521.html
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/shopping-and-consumer-news/12198714/Starbucks-offers-discount-to-customers-who-bring-their-own-coffee-cup-in-campaign-win.html
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/starbucks-offers-50p-discount-if-you-bring-your-own-cup-a6941026.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

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give customers

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their own cup

2.

if they bring their

b.

on trash

3.

cut down

c.

part

4.

Reusable

d.

coffee

5.

a key

e.

strategy

6.

our overall waste reduction

f.

a discount

7.

Customers who bring

g.

own cup

8.

cheaper filter

h.

cups



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Paper cups have been in

a.

friendly

2.

Around seven million cups are thrown

b.

cups they recycle

3.

Some cafes lie about how many

c.

are recycled

4.

environmentally

d.

recycle so little

5.

Fewer than one

e.

the news a lot

6.

paper cups at cafes

f.

in 400

7.

A coffee

g.

away every day

8.

I am disappointed that cafes

h.

drinker

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Starbucks U.K. (1) ___________________ a discount if they bring their own cup. It wants to (2) ___________________ trash and (3) ___________________. Starbucks U.K. said: Reusable cups are (4) ___________________ of our overall waste reduction strategy." Customers (5) ___________________ own cup will not get a discount on the cheaper (6) _______________.

Paper cups have been (7) ___________________ a lot. Around seven million cups are (8) ___________________ every day. Some (9) ___________________ about how many cups they recycle. Customers (10) ___________________ cafe is environmentally friendly, but it is not. (11) __________________ in 400 paper cups at cafes are recycled. A coffee drinker said: "I am disappointed that cafes (12) ___________________."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

StarbucksU.K.willgivecustomersadiscountiftheybringtheirowncup.I
twantstocutdownontrashandrecyclemore.StarbucksU.K.said:Reusa
blecupsareakeypartofouroverallwastereductionstrategy."Customer
swhobringtheirowncupwillnotgetadiscountonthecheaperfiltercoffee
.Papercupshavebeeninthenewsalot.Aroundsevenmillioncupsarethr
ownawayeveryday.Somecafeslieabouthowmanycupstheyrecycle.C
ustomersmightthinkacafeisenvironmentallyfriendly,butitisnot.Few
erthanonein400papercupsatcafesarerecycled.Acoffeedrinkersaid:"
Iamdisappointedthatcafesrecyclesolittle."

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WRITING

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