In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over the topic “Coffee”. Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor first. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice making a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.
|caffeine||a chemical found naturally in coffee or tea that is a stimulant|
|decaffeinated coffee (decaf)||coffee that has had a certain amount of caffeine removed (decaffeinated coffee is not caffeine-free)|
|coffee beans||seeds of a coffee tree|
|coffee grounds||coffee beans that have been ground or crushed, then brewed to make coffee|
|brew||to add hot water to coffee grounds, making a cup of coffee|
2 in 1 coffee
3 in 1 coffee
|dehydrated coffee (powdered coffee) that can be made into a drink quickly by adding hot water
instant coffee with powdered cream
instant coffee with powdered cream and sugar
|java||another word for “coffee”|
|black coffee||without milk or sugar; just coffee and nothing else|
|American coffee/ Americano||espresso coffee diluted with extra hot water|
|a coffee addict||a person who is dependent on coffee and drinks more than the average person|
Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge if anything interesting comes up.
- At what age do people start drinking coffee in your country?
- Do you prefer brewed coffee or instant? Why?
- Do you think that coffee smells better than it tastes?
- Is decaffeinated coffee available in your country?
- Do you make coffee at home?
- What is your favorite time of the day to drink coffee?
- Are you or someone you know a coffee addict? How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?
- What is your favorite coffee flavor?
- Does your country grow coffee beans?
- Once heard on David Letterman–“Decaffeinated coffee. It’s useless warm brown water.” Do you agree or disagree?