The Reading / Listening - Selfieccino - Level 0

A cafe started a new way of making coffee, called the "selfieccino". Cafes used to draw hearts and flowers in coffee. They have taken that to a new level. They put a picture of a customer's face in the coffee. The cafe is in London's top shopping area. It sold over 400 selfieccinos in the first week.



The cafe uses technology to put people's faces on the coffee. Customers send a picture from their mobile phone. A machine draws the picture on the coffee. This takes about four minutes. The price is $7.50. The cafe's owner said people want more than good food. They want something they can put on social media.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Selfieccino - Level 1 Selfieccino - Level 2   or  Selfieccino - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/lifestyle/food/637193/london-cafe-unveils-the-lsquo-selfieccino-rsquo/story/
  • http://metro.co.uk/2017/12/20/tea-terrace-london-now-serving-selfieccinos-7173558/
  • https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/selfieccino-this-london-cafe-serves-coffee-with-your-selfie-on-top-1790051


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a new way of making
  2. Cafes used to
  3. hearts and
  4. They have taken that to
  5. a picture of a customer's
  6. in London's top shopping
  7. It sold over
  8. in the first
  1. 400 selfieccinos
  2. flowers in coffee
  3. week
  4. face
  5. coffee
  6. a new level
  7. draw
  8. area

Paragraph 2

  1. The cafe uses
  2. put people's faces
  3. Customers send a
  4. from their mobile
  5. A machine
  6. This takes
  7. people want more
  8. social
  1. picture
  2. media
  3. draws the picture
  4. than good food
  5. on the coffee
  6. phone
  7. about four minutes
  8. technology

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A cafe started (1) ___________________ of making coffee, called the "selfieccino". Cafes (2) ___________________ draw hearts (3) ___________________ coffee. They have taken that to a new level. They (4) ___________________ of a customer's face in the coffee. The (5) ___________________ London's top shopping area. It sold over 400 selfieccinos (6) ___________________ week.

The cafe uses technology (7) ___________________ people's faces on the coffee. Customers (8) ___________________ picture from their mobile phone. A machine (9) ___________________ picture on the coffee. This (10) ___________________ four minutes. The price is $7.50. The cafe's owner (11) ___________________ want more than good food. They want something they (12) ___________________ social media.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Acafestartedanewwayofmakingcoffee,calledthe"selfieccino".Cafesu
sedtodrawheartsandflowersincoffee.Theyhavetakenthattoanewlev
el.Theyputapictureofacustomer'sfaceinthecoffee.ThecafeisinLondo
n'stopshoppingarea.Itsoldover400selfieccinosinthefirstweek.Theca
feusestechnologytoputpeople'sfacesonthecoffee.Customerssendap
icturefromtheirmobilephone.Amachinedrawsthepictureonthecoffee
.Thistakesaboutfourminutes.Thepriceis$7.50.Thecafe'sownersaidp
eoplewantmorethangoodfood.Theywantsomethingtheycanputonso
cialmedia.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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