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Caffeine
Caffeine

Count and Non-Count Nouns

Date: Jun 03 2011

Themes: Food, Health

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

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There are lots of ways to get your day started in the morning. You can take a refreshing shower, eat a healthy breakfast, or even go for a quick run. Or, you could do what many Americans do, and pump your body full of caffeine.

The favorite way for Americans to get their caffeine is by drinking big cups of coffee. But that isn’t the only way to get your daily pick-me-up. Tea, soda, and espresso drinks all help satisfy the caffeine-addict’s craving, too.

But not everybody loves caffeine. Some people don’t like the way it makes them feel, or don’t need it in order to be perky and alert. Mason is addicted to caffeine. Hear him talk about his addiction with Marni, who says caffeine isn’t for her.

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Mason

Mason

Marni

Marni

Mason:  I’m slowin’ down, Marni. Slowin’ down. It’s been a long day.

Marni:  You need a little pick-me-up?

Mason:  Yeah, I think, time for my third cup of coffee.

Marni:  Really? What about just like a shot of espresso instead, that’ll give you more of a perk.

Mason:  Well, technically, a cup of coffee has more caffeine than a shot of espresso.

Marni:  Really? That’s interesting. I guess I wouldn’t really know because I don’t do the caffeine.

Mason:  Really?

Marni:  I know. I’m one of those rare people that just kind of avoids it.

Mason:  How do you live like that?

Marni:  I try to eat really healthy, and I try to get my energy from more natural sources like B vitamins and, you know, lots of leafy greens, that kind of thing.

Mason:  I gotta be honest with you, when I get out of bed in the morning I need that pick-me-up. And it’s also kind of a ritual, like I make my French press, grind the beans. It’s not only the caffeine, but it’s the process that gets me ready for the day.

Marni:  Sure, and I think coffee is a really social drink. But I find when I drink it I just get way too wired and jittery. I just, I don’t like that feeling. It’s not worth it for me.

 

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Mason is feeling tired and wants a cup of coffee. He has already had coffee earlier today but he needs more so he can stay energized and awake.

Marni suggests that Mason try a shot of espresso, but he prefers to drink coffee. Marni, on the other hand, doesn’t like to have any caffeine at all. She tries to get her energy from other, natural sources because she doesn’t like the way caffeine makes her feel.

Are you addicted to caffeine? What is your favorite drink with caffeine?

 

Comments

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oksana08

oksana08

Ukraine

I adore coffee. I always start my working day with a cup of coffe. I like its bitter taste and its smell, especially ground coffe. I drink coffee 3 times a day. It’s like an addiction. Coffee sets my mind at rest when I am nervous and cheer me up, when I am tired :)

02:58 PM Jun 19 2014 |

manik athawale

India

Please can among us some buddy helps me to give some mining of both word like caffeine and coffee thanks for that.

06:51 AM Mar 02 2012 |

manik athawale

India

I’m very march like coffee coffee is my first choice but not now caffeine
Because I’m still youthful.

06:43 AM Mar 02 2012 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

Though i am not  addicted to coffee  I like to drink a couple  of cups a day. I like the flavor of the recently  grounded coffee .As I am hyper-tense I think that I should only drink    decaf  coffee. better than nothing 

03:18 PM Feb 08 2012 |

cheer manal

Morocco

i´m a hugely addicted to cafeine ,i cant start my day without having a full cup of coffee ,it´s my  pick-me-up ,when having my coffee i feel iam energized enough to countinue the rest of my day…

02:54 PM Feb 08 2012 |

yas-0612

yas-0612

India

Loving someone who does not deserve love
Love is extravagant

07:20 AM Feb 05 2012 |

mimz_carmi

mimz_carmi

Canada

I always start my day by having a cup of coffee. It’s a part of my daily routine in my life. It’s pick me up and make’s my day a lot better. But everytime i go for interview i avoid drinking coffee or any products containing caffeine because it made me feel jittery. I am not caffeine addict, i always tempt my self to drink not to drink a lot because too much intake is harmful to our health

07:39 AM Jun 18 2011 |

Fernandinha

Brazil

I was addicted to caffeine and I used to drink about five cups of coffee a day! Then I started having stomachache and I needed to stop drinking it. Nowadays, I drink tea and it makes me feel better. But I still love coffee. It smells so good in the morning… 

12:49 AM Jun 09 2011 |

shadows goldsmith

Syrian Arab Republic

Hi well I prefer  Tea


It’s make me better when I feel NERVOUS


 

08:53 PM Jun 08 2011 |

Omar alsaqqaf

Yemen

actually I cant imagine when someone tell me I’m addicted to Coffee ….I think its impossible to me to be addicted …cuz there are lots of alternatives we can get energy from them and continue our day as some said 

04:23 PM Jun 08 2011 |

emma.ntran

emma.ntran

Viet Nam

I love coffee. I cant start a day without a pick-me-up. It makes me perky and wired to focus on my works

03:50 PM Jun 08 2011 |

Maria del Alba

Spain

I think coffee is good but if you have it once a day, not more; because it makes you nervous and wide awade so it’s useless and bad if you have it before going to the bed.

05:29 PM Jun 05 2011 |

swalk987

Pakistan

I rather like to have a cup of tea in the morning that keeps me ready for the day. Coffee in the night when i had loads of work in the night to keep my eyes open lolz.

05:18 PM Jun 05 2011 |

bluese

bluese

Turkey

Coffee taste, to taste the coffee culture to understand and certainly do not have to be a coffee addict friends, after eating a cup a cup of Turkish coffee or afternoon if you are overwhelmed trying to relieve a lot of mind nescafe

11:56 AM Jun 05 2011 |

Eydo

Eydo

Turkey

I am not addicted to cafeine, but ı prefer to have a Turkish cofee a day:) and never skip my breakfast:))))

11:24 AM Jun 05 2011 |

life is boring

Turkey

i dont like coffee but i have to drink to study at night:(

09:15 AM Jun 05 2011 |

Abusaib

Abusaib

Sudan

i don’t like coffee i use to start my day by one cup of water after that i can had tea, but i like tea ith milk much, as well as become prefer in India.

07:59 AM Jun 05 2011 |

Vina Novalina

Indonesia

The first thing that i do  when i get up in the morning is drink a glass of water, it is like a ritual for me. About caffein, i am not addicted with it, i prefer choose milk and oatmeal for breakfast to start my day.

07:08 AM Jun 05 2011 |

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