The Reading / Listening - Selfieccino - Level 1

A cafe started a personal way of making coffee. It is called the "selfieccino". Coffee shop staff used to draw hearts and flowers in the white coffee froth. Now they have taken that to a new level. They can put a picture of a customer's face in the white coffee froth. The cafe is in one of London's top shopping areas. It sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service this week.



The cafe uses technology to put people's faces on the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face from their mobile phone. A machine changes the picture into an image on the white froth. This takes about four minutes and costs $7.50. The cafe's owner explained why he started the selfieccinos. He said: "It's not enough any more to just deliver great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to post their life on social media.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Selfieccino - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. a personal way
  2. staff used to draw
  3. Now they have taken that
  4. a picture of a
  5. in the white coffee
  6. in one of London's top
  7. It sold over 400 of the
  8. starting the service
  1. shopping areas
  2. customer's face
  3. this week
  4. hearts and flowers
  5. personalized drinks
  6. of making coffee
  7. froth
  8. to a new level

Paragraph 2

  1. Customers send a picture
  2. from their mobile
  3. A machine changes
  4. an image on the white
  5. This takes
  6. It's not
  7. deliver great food
  8. People want to post their
  1. about four minutes
  2. and great service
  3. of their face
  4. life on social media
  5. the picture
  6. froth
  7. phone
  8. enough

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A cafe (1) ___________________ way of making coffee. It is called the "selfieccino". Coffee shop (2) ___________________ draw hearts and flowers (3) ___________________ coffee froth. Now they have taken that to a new level. They can put a picture of a customer's (4) ___________________ white coffee froth. The cafe (5) ___________________ of London's top shopping areas. It sold over 400 of the personalized drinks (6) __________________ starting the service this week.

The cafe uses technology to put people's (7) _________________ coffee. Customers send a picture of their (8) _________________ mobile phone. A machine changes the picture (9) ___________________ on the white froth. This takes about four minutes and costs $7.50. The cafe's owner explained (10) ___________________ the selfieccinos. He said: "It's not enough any (11) ___________________ deliver great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to post (12) ___________________ social media.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Acafestartedapersonalwayofmakingcoffee.Itiscalledthe"selfieccino
".Coffeeshopstaffusedtodrawheartsandflowersinthewhitecoffeefrot
h.Nowtheyhavetakenthattoanewlevel.Theycanputapictureofacusto
mer'sfaceinthewhitecoffeefroth.ThecafeisinoneofLondon'stopshopp
ingareas.Itsoldover400ofthepersonalizeddrinkswithindaysofstartin
gtheservicethisweek.Thecafeusestechnologytoputpeople'sfacesont
hecoffee.Customerssendapictureoftheirfacefromtheirmobilephone.
Amachinechangesthepictureintoanimageonthewhitefroth.Thistake
saboutfourminutesandcosts$7.50.Thecafe'sownerexplainedwhyhe
startedtheselfieccinos.Hesaid:"It'snotenoughanymoretojustdeliver
greatfoodandgreatservice.It'sgottobeInstagramworthy."Peoplewa
nttoposttheirlifeonsocialmedia.

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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Free writing

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