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Friday, September 26, 2014

September Topic: International Coffee Day!


International Coffee Day is coming up this Tuesday! This day has been traditionally observed and celebrated on September 29th in many coffee loving countries.  If you or any of your students are java lovers, then what could be more fun than learning about coffee, its origins, and all its economic and health benefits. International Coffee Day is a great day for helping to raise awareness for fair trade coffee and for all its coffee growers around the world. Learn more about fair trade coffee here.

World-wide coffee vendors also look forward to this day and celebrate with giveaways and special deals for their loyal customers. Talking about International Coffee Day can make for a lively and stimulating class discussion (on any day, really) - especially for your coffee drinkers!

WARM UP CONVERSATION QUESTIONS by ESL MADE EASY:

1. Are you a coffee or tea drinker? If so, how many cups do you drink a day?
2. Is coffee considered a popular beverage in your country? How do most people take it?
3. Can you name some popular coffee brands or businesses? Do you have any coffee chains in your country? If so, has this hurt or benefited the economy?
4. What is fair trade coffee? How do you think this has helped local farmers and communities involved in these coffee farms?

RECOMMENDED LINKS ABOUT COFFEE FOR ESL STUDENTS:

Rong Chang: An easy reading with activities on How to Make Coffee
Listen A Minute: Easy reading with follow up activities on Coffee
ESL Discussions: Discussion questions around the topic of coffee 
Elemental English: How to Order at Starbucks  
Road To Grammar: Is Coffee Healthy?.....video and exercises
BBC: Six Minute English - Coffee Addiction 
English-Test: Online quiz on the history of coffee 
WikiHow: Celebrate Coffee Day - with pictures
One Stop English: Reading lesson plans on coffee 
Breaking News English: A lesson plan on coffee
Reading ESL: A short reading with follow up activities on coffee
ESL Pod: Listening activity: Ordering coffee and tea
ESL Writing: Listening activity with questions: What is Coffee?
News English Lessons: A lesson plan: Coffee Drinkers Live Longer
Heads Up English: All About Coffee - advanced lesson plan pdf
Coffee: 20 Interesting Facts About Coffee

15 Things You Should Know About Coffee by Daily Infographic. Find here!





1 comments:

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