The Reading / Listening - Selfieccino - Level 3

A cafe in London has started a personalized way of making coffee. It is a new form of barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They used to draw chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have now taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy coffee topping. This means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own self-portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is located in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service earlier this week.



Baristas make use of technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face on an online messaging app. The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an image on the white froth using different food colourings. The whole process takes about four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The owner of the cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, 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 they do and post their images on social media.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Selfieccino - Level 0 Selfieccino - Level 1   or  Selfieccino - Level 2

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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Warm-ups

1. SELFIECCINO: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about selfieccino. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       cafe / coffee / barista / coffee shops / chocolate / customer / portrait / areas / drinks /
       technology / online messaging / machine / image / process / great food / social media

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. COFFEE ART: Students A strongly believe art in coffee is a waste of time; Students B strongly believe art in coffee is a great idea.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. SELF-PORTRAIT: Why would these places be good or bad to put a self-portrait? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Good

Bad

T-shirts

 

 

House front door

 

 

Coffee mug

 

 

Car

 

 

Mobile phone

 

 

A tattoo

 

 

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5. PICTURE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "picture". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. SELFIES: Rank these with your partner. Put the best places for selfies at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • backpack
  • business cards
  • watch
  • note paper
  • coffee
  • chocolate
  • pizza
  • tissues

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. personalized a. A picture, photograph, drawing or painting of someone's face and head.
      2. form b. A type, kind or variety of something.
      3. swirls c. A mass or big amount of small bubbles in liquid; foam.
      4. froth d. Made something known as belonging to a particular person, especially by marking it with their name or photo.
      5. topping e. Situated, to be found in a place.
      6. self-portrait f. A twisting or spiraling movement or pattern.
      7. located g. Extra things put, poured or spread over another type of food to add flavor or make it look better.

    Paragraph 2

      8. customers h. A different number of actions or steps taken in order to do or make something.
      9. image i. All of; entire.
      10. whole j. Good enough.
      11. process k. People who buy goods or services from a store or business.
      12. deliver l. A picture, photograph, painting, etc.
      13. worthy m. Send something to a website or social media network on the Internet.
      14. post n. Give something to someone, usually by hand.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A New York cafe has started personalizing coffee art.     T / F
  2. The article says baristas used to draw diamonds on coffee.     T / F
  3. The article says people can sip coffee with their lover's face on it.     T / F
  4. The cafe sold over 400 personalized drinks since the start of the week.    T / F
  5. Baristas use not technology at all to put the faces on coffee.     T / F
  6. Baristas use food colouring to create the pictures of faces.     T / F
  7. The cafe owner wanted to provide more than great food and drink.     T / F
  8. The article suggested people want to put their life on social media.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. form
  2. froth
  3. lovers
  4. sip
  5. within
  6. online
  7. different
  8. whole
  9. enough
  10. worthy
  1. fans
  2. entire
  3. inside
  4. bubbles
  5. various
  6. sufficient
  7. kind
  8. good
  9. drink
  10. Internet

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. a personalized way of
  2. they have now taken
  3. This means coffee
  4. their own self-
  5. within days
  6. portraits
  7. on an online messaging
  8. using different food
  9. It's not enough
  10. post their images on social
  1. of people
  2. colourings
  3. of starting the service
  4. media
  5. that to a new level
  6. any more
  7. portrait
  8. making coffee
  9. lovers can sip on a cup
  10. app

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
form
self
level
service
way
located
used
topping

A cafe in London has started a personalized (1) ____________ of making coffee. It is a new (2) ____________ of barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They (3) ____________ to draw chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have now taken that to a new (4) ____________. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy coffee (5) ____________. This means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own (6) ____________ -portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is (7) ____________ in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the (8) ____________ earlier this week.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
process
app
enough
use
media
image
owner
deliver

Baristas make (9) ____________ of technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face on an online messaging (10) ____________. The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an (11) ____________ on the white froth using different food colourings. The whole (12) ____________ takes about four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The (13) ____________ of the cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, explained why he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not (14) ____________ any more to just (15) ____________ great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to take photos of everything they do and post their images on social (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A cafe in London has started a personalized ______ coffee.
     a.  way of making
     b.  weigh of making
     c.  whey of making
     d.  why of making

2)  They used to draw chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white ______ coffee
     a.  froth of the
     b.  frond of the
     c.  forth of the
     d.  floss of the

3)  However, they have now taken that ______ level
     a.  too a new
     b.  to a new
     c.  two a new
     d.  tour new

4)  They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy ______
     a.  coffee top in
     b.  coffee tapping
     c.  coffee taping
     d.  coffee topping

5)  The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks ______ starting
     a.  wither in day of
     b.  withering days of
     c.  within days of
     d.  within day of

6)  Customers send a picture of their face on an online ______
     a.  message in app
     b.  messaged in app
     c.  mess aging app
     d.  messaging app

7)  The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture ______
     a.  onto an image
     b.  unto an image
     c.  until an image
     d.  into an image

8)  The whole process takes about four minutes ______ $7.50
     a.  end costs
     b.  and costs
     c.  sand costs
     d.  round costs

9)  He said: "It's not enough any more to just deliver great food and ______."
     a.  greet service
     b.  great service
     c.  greatly service
     d.  grate service

10)  take photos of everything they do and post their ______ media
     a.  images on social
     b.  image is on social
     c.  images in social
     d.  image son social

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A cafe in London has started a personalized (1) ___________________ coffee. It is a (2) ___________________ barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They used to draw chocolate hearts, flowers (3) _________________ the white froth of the coffee. However, they have now taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the (4) ___________________ topping. This means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own self-portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is (5) ___________________ of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service (6) ___________________.

Baristas (7) ___________________ technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send a picture (8) ___________________ on an online messaging app. The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture (9) ___________________ on the white froth using different food colourings. The whole process takes about four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The (10) ___________________ cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, explained why he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not enough (11) ___________________ just deliver great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to take photos of everything they do and post (12) ___________________ social media.

Comprehension questions

  1. In which world city is the cafe making the selfieccinos?
  2. What did baristas used to draw besides hearts and swirls?
  3. What part of the coffee did the article say was white?
  4. Who did the article say can take a sip of coffee with their portrait on it?
  5. How many personalized drinks did the cafe sell earlier in the week?
  6. What did baristas use to help draw the pictures?
  7. How do customers send a picture of their face to the cafe?
  8. What do the baristas use to add colour to the selfieccino pictures?
  9. How long does it take to put the picture on the coffee?
  10. What did the article say people wanted to take photos of?




Multiple choice quiz

1) In which world city is the cafe making the selfieccinos?
a) Dubai
b) Tokyo
c) New York
d) London

2) What did baristas used to draw besides hearts and swirls?
a) diamonds
b) flowers
c) smileys
d) spirals

3) What part of the coffee did the article say was white?
a) the cup
b) the sugar
c) the froth
d) the beans

4) Who did the article say can take a sip of coffee with their portrait on it?
a) coffee lovers
b) anyone
c) rich people
d) tea drinkers

5) How many personalized drinks did the cafe sell earlier in the week?
a) almost 4,000
b) 45
c) more than 400
d) 4,000

6) What did baristas use to help draw the pictures?
a) a magnifying glass
b) technology
c) a brush
d) a ruler

7) How do customers send a picture of their face to the cafe?
a) using the cafe's computer
b) via Bluetooth
c) a post card
d) a messaging app

8) What do the baristas use to add colour to the selfieccino pictures?
a) food colouring
b) coffee beans
c) coloured milk
d) fruit

9) How long does it take to put the picture on the coffee?
a) about 4 weeks
b) about 4 days
c) about 4 minutes
d) about 4 seconds

10) What did the article say people wanted to take photos of?
a) themselves
b) everything they do
c) coffee
d) cafes

Role play

Role  A – Coffee

You think coffee is the best thing to put a selfie on. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these to put a selfie on (and why): tissues, note paper or business cards.

Role  B – Tissues

You think tissues is the best thing to put a selfie on. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these to put a selfie on (and why): coffee, note paper or business cards.

Role  C – Note Paper

You think note paper is the best thing to put a selfie on. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these to put a selfie on (and why): tissues, coffee or business cards.

Role  D – Business Cards

You think business cards is the best thing to put a selfie on. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their things. Also, tell the others which is the worst of these to put a selfie on (and why):  tissues, note paper or coffee.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'coffee'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'art'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • technology
    • app
    • owner
    • why
    • deliver
    • post
    • started
    • someone
    • draw
    • level
    • sip
    • within




    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 - 'Selfieccino' is the new art in making coffee

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'selfie'?
    3. What do you think of coffee?
    4. How important are cafes to you?
    5. What does a barista do every day?
    6. Do you like pictures in your coffee?
    7. What would you think of your portrait being in your drink?
    8. Would you like to visit the cafe?
    9. What kind of people will buy selfieccinos?
    10. What would you think of a T-shirt with your face on it?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'coffee'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of coffee shops?
    5. Where would you like to see a photo of your face?
    6. What do you think of the $7.50 price of the selfieccino?
    7. Why do people want to put everything in their life online?
    8. Why do you post things online?
    9. How important is social media to you?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the cafe owner?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A cafe in London has started a personalized way (1) ____ making coffee. It is a new form of barista art called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They used to (2) ____ chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white (3) ____ of the coffee. However, they have now taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy coffee (4) ____. This means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own self-portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is (5) ____ in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of (6) ____ the service earlier this week.

    Baristas make use of technology to (7) ____ the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send a picture of their face on an online (8) ____ app. The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an image on the white froth using different food colourings. The (9) ____ process takes about four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The owner of the cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, explained (10) ____ he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not (11) ____ any more to just deliver great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want to take photos of everything they do and (12) ____ their images on social media.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     by     (b)     to     (c)     of     (d)     at     
    2. (a)     draw     (b)     illustrate     (c)     advertise     (d)     chisel    
    3. (a)     froth     (b)     floss     (c)     frond     (d)     flake    
    4. (a)     topping     (b)     tapping     (c)     tipping     (d)     taping    
    5. (a)     locution     (b)     located     (c)     locust     (d)     locomotion    
    6. (a)     start     (b)     starts     (c)     started     (d)     starting    
    7. (a)     dump     (b)     throw     (c)     put     (d)     smear    
    8. (a)     massing     (b)     missing     (c)     massaging     (d)     messaging    
    9. (a)     whole     (b)     hole     (c)     holy     (d)     wholly    
    10. (a)     what     (b)     why     (c)     while     (d)     which    
    11. (a)     nought     (b)     enough     (c)     naught     (d)     naughty    
    12. (a)     mail     (b)     send     (c)     post     (d)     attach

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (    )     taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy coffee

    (    )     to draw chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have now

    (    )     the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They used

    (    )     of their face on an online messaging app. The barista then uses a machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an

    (    )     four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The owner of the cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, explained

    (    )     sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service earlier this week.

    1  )     A cafe in London has started a personalized way of making coffee. It is a new form of barista art called

    (    )     Baristas make use of technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send a picture

    (    )     to take photos of everything they do and post their images on social media.

    (    )     image on the white froth using different food colourings. The whole process takes about

    (    )     more to just deliver great food and great service. It's got to be Instagram worthy." People want

    (    )     portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is located in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe

    (    )     why he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not enough any

    (    )     topping. This means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own self-

    Put the words in the right order

    1. someone   is   barista   A   coffee   the   makes   who   .
    2. level   that   They   to   have   a   now   new   taken   .
    3. with   self-   A   coffee   own   portrait   of   their   cup   .
    4. top   London's   of   one   in   Located   areas   shopping   .
    5. days   earlier   of   this   starting   week   the   Within   service   .
    6. people   of   Put   of   top   coffee   portraits   on   the   the   .
    7. of   face   send   picture   their   Customers   a   .
    8. minutes   whole   takes   four   The   process   about   .
    9. started   service   explained   he   the   Shouly   why   .
    10. of   People   to   photos   everything   want   take   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A cafe in  / at London has started a personalized way of make / making coffee. It is a new form of barista art calling / called the "selfieccino". A barista is someone who makes the coffee, lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops. They used / use to draw chocolate hearts, flowers and swirls in the white froth of the coffee. However, they have now took / taken that to a new level. They can now put a picture of a custom's / customer's face in the white frothy coffee topping. This means coffee loves / lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own / owner self-portrait in it. The cafe is called the Tea Terrace. It is located / location in one of London's top shopping areas, Oxford Street. The cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service earlier these / this week.

    Baristas make used / use of technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee. Customers send / sends a picture of their face on an online messaging app. The barista then uses a / the machine called a "Cino" to change the picture into an / the image on the white froth using different / difference food colourings. The whole processes / process takes about four minutes and costs $7.50 for the selfie in the coffee. The owner of the cafe, Ehab Salem Shouly, explained / explanation why he started the selfieccino service. He said: "It's not / no enough any more to just deliver great food and great service. It's got to be / been Instagram worthy." People want to take photos of everything they do and posting / post their images on social media.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a cafe in london has started a personalized way of making coffee it is a new form of barista art called the "selfieccino" a barista is someone who makes the coffee lattes and frappuccinos in coffee shops they used to draw chocolate hearts flowers and swirls in the white froth of the coffee however they have now taken that to a new level they can now put a picture of a customer's face in the white frothy coffee topping this means coffee lovers can sip on a cup of coffee with their own self-portrait in it the cafe is called the tea terrace it is located in one of london's top shopping areas oxford street the cafe sold over 400 of the personalized drinks within days of starting the service earlier this week

    baristas make use of technology to put the portraits of people on top of the coffee customers send a picture of their face on an online messaging app the barista then uses a machine called a "cino" to change the picture into an image on the white froth using different food colourings the whole process takes about four minutes and costs $750 for the selfie in the coffee the owner of the cafe ehab salem shouly 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 they do and post their images on social media

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    AcafeinLondonhasstartedapersonalizedwayofmakingcoffee.Itisane
    wformofbaristaartcalledthe"selfieccino".Abaristaissomeonewhoma
    kesthecoffee,lattesandfrappuccinosincoffeeshops.Theyusedtodraw
    chocolatehearts,flowersandswirlsinthewhitefrothofthecoffee.Howe
    ver,theyhavenowtakenthattoanewlevel.Theycannowputapictureofa
    customer'sfaceinthewhitefrothycoffeetopping.Thismeanscoffeelove
    rscansiponacupofcoffeewiththeirownself-portraitinit.Thecafeiscal
    ledtheTeaTerrace.ItislocatedinoneofLondon'stopshoppingareas,Ox
    fordStreet.Thecafesoldover400ofthepersonalizeddrinkswithindays
    ofstartingtheserviceearlierthisweek.Baristasmakeuseoftechnologyt
    oputtheportraitsofpeopleontopofthecoffee.Customerssendapicture
    oftheirfaceonanonlinemessagingapp.Thebaristathenusesamachine
    calleda"Cino"tochangethepictureintoanimageonthewhitefrothusing
    differentfoodcolourings.Thewholeprocesstakesaboutfourminutesan
    dcosts$7.50fortheselfieinthecoffee.Theownerofthecafe,EhabSalem
    Shouly,explainedwhyhestartedtheselfieccinoservice.Hesaid:"It'sno
    tenoughanymoretojustdelivergreatfoodandgreatservice.It'sgottob
    eInstagramworthy."Peoplewanttotakephotosofeverythingtheydoan
    dposttheirimagesonsocialmedia.

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    The idea of selfieccinos is a silly idea for rich people. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. SELFIECCINO: Make a poster about selfieccinos. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. COFFEE ART: Write a magazine article about coffee art. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against it.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on selfieccino. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on what other ways cafes can sell cafes. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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