The Reading / Listening - Level 1

Starbucks U.K. will give customers a discount in a 2-month trial if they bring their own cups. It wants to cut down on the number of paper cups it puts in the trash. Starbucks wants to reduce waste and recycle more. Starbucks U.K. said: "Starbucks is committed to increasing recycling rates and reusable cups are a key part of our overall waste reduction strategy." Customers who bring their own cups will not get a discount on the cheaper filter coffee.



Disposable 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. Journalists say cafes do not recycle as many cups as they say they do. Customers wrongly think a cafe is environmentally friendly. Fewer than one in 400 paper cups at cafes are recycled. A coffee drinker said: "I am disappointed that cafes recycle so little. I thought they were more responsible."

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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:

1.

give customers a discount

a.

strategy

2.

the number of paper cups it puts

b.

part

3.

Starbucks wants to reduce waste

c.

bring their own cup

4.

increasing recycling

d.

and recycle more

5.

reusable cups are a key

e.

coffee

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our overall waste reduction

f.

in the trash

7.

Customers who

g.

in a 2-month trial

8.

cheaper filter

h.

rates



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Disposable

a.

as they say they do

2.

in the news

b.

400 paper cups

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seven million cups are thrown

c.

paper cups

4.

cafes lie about how many

d.

more responsible

5.

cafes do not recycle as many cups

e.

a lot

6.

environmentally

f.

cups they recycle

7.

Fewer than one in

g.

friendly

8.

I thought they were

h.

away every day

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Starbucks U.K. will give customers (1) ___________________ 2-month trial if they (2) ___________________ cups. It wants to cut down on the number of paper cups (3) __________________ trash. Starbucks wants (4) ___________________ and recycle more. Starbucks U.K. said: "Starbucks is committed to increasing recycling rates and reusable cups (5) ___________________ of our overall waste reduction strategy." Customers who bring their own cups will not get a discount on the (6) _________________.

Disposable paper cups have been (7) ___________________ lot. Around seven million cups are thrown (8) __________________. Some cafes lie about how many cups they recycle. Journalists say cafes do not recycle as many cups (9) ___________________ do. Customers wrongly (10) ___________________ environmentally friendly. (11) ___________________ in 400 paper cups at cafes are recycled. A coffee drinker said: "I am disappointed that cafes recycle so little. I thought they were (12) ___________________."





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

StarbucksU.K.willgivecustomersadiscountina2-monthtrialiftheyb
ringtheirowncups.Itwantstocutdownonthenumberofpapercupsitput
sinthetrash.Starbuckswantstoreducewasteandrecyclemore.Starbu
cksU.K.said:"Starbucksiscommittedtoincreasingrecyclingratesandr
eusablecupsareakeypartofouroverallwastereductionstrategy."Cust
omerswhobringtheirowncupswillnotgetadiscountonthecheaperfilter
coffee.Disposablepapercupshavebeeninthenewsalot.Aroundseven
millioncupsarethrownawayeveryday.Somecafeslieabouthowmanyc
upstheyrecycle.Journalistssaycafesdonotrecycleasmanycupsasthe
ysaytheydo.Customerswronglythinkacafeisenvironmentallyfriendly
.Fewerthanonein400papercupsatcafesarerecycled.Acoffeedrinkers
aid:"Iamdisappointedthatcafesrecyclesolittle.Ithoughttheyweremo
reresponsible."

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about coffee for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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