The Reading / Listening - Selfieccino - Level 2

A cafe started a personalized way of making coffee. It is a new barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos. They used to draw hearts and flowers in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the froth. Now coffee lovers can drink a cup of coffee with their own face in it. The cafe is located in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. It sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service this week.



Baristas use technology to put the faces of people on the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face from their mobile phone. The barista uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an image on the white froth. The whole process takes about four minutes. It costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The owner of the cafe explained why he started the selfieccino service. 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 take photos of everything in their life and post their images on social media.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Selfieccino - Level 0 Selfieccino - Level 1   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. someone who
  2. They used to draw hearts
  3. they have taken that
  4. coffee
  5. a cup of coffee with their own face
  6. located in one of London's top
  7. It sold over 400 of the
  8. within days of starting
  1. personalized drinks
  2. to a new level
  3. the service
  4. in it
  5. and flowers
  6. lovers
  7. makes the coffee
  8. shopping areas

Paragraph 2

  1. put the faces of people
  2. change the picture
  3. The whole process takes
  4. It costs $7.50
  5. It's not
  6. deliver great food and
  7. take photos of everything
  8. social
  1. for the selfie
  2. in their life
  3. into an image
  4. media
  5. great service
  6. about four minutes
  7. on the coffee
  8. enough

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A cafe started a personalized (1) ___________________ coffee. It is a new barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone (2) ___________________ coffee, lattes and frappuccinos. They used to draw (3) ___________________ in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have taken that to (4) __________________. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the froth. Now coffee lovers can drink a cup of coffee with their (5) ___________________ it. The cafe is located in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. It sold over 400 of the personalized drinks (6) ___________________ starting the service this week.

Baristas use technology to put the (7) ___________________ on the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face from their mobile phone. The barista (8) ___________________ called a "Cino" to change the picture into (9) ___________________ the white froth. The whole process takes about four minutes. It costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. (10) ___________________ the cafe explained why he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not enough any more (11) ___________________ great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to take photos of everything in their (12) ___________________ their images on social media.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Acafestaredapersonalizedwayofmakingcoffee.Itisanewbaristaartcal
ledthe"selfieccino".Abaristaissomeonewhomakesthecoffee,lattesan
dfrappuccinos.Theyusedtodrawheartsandflowersinthewhitefrothoft
hecoffee.However,theyhavetakenthattoanewlevel.Theycannowput
apictureofacustomer'sfaceinthefroth.Nowcoffeeloverscandrinkacup
ofcoffeewiththeirownfaceinit.ThecafeislocatedinoneofLondon'stops
hoppingareas,OxfordStreet.Itsoldover400ofthepersonalizeddrinks
withindaysofstartingtheservicethisweek.Baristasusetechnologytop
utthefacesofpeopleonthecoffee.Customerssendapictureoftheirfacef
romtheirmobilephone.Thebaristausesamachinecalleda"Cino"tocha
ngethepictureintoanimageonthewhitefroth.Thewholeprocesstakesa
boutfourminutes.Itcosts$7.50fortheselfieinthecoffee.Theownerofth
ecafeexplainedwhyhestartedtheselfieccinoservice.Hesaid:"It'snote
noughanymoretojustdelivergreatfoodandgreatservice.It'sgottobeI
nstagramworthy."Peoplewanttotakephotosofeverythingintheirlifea
ndposttheirimagesonsocialmedia.

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

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Free writing

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