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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:  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?



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If we drink much coffee can harm the stomach….

08:31 PM Jun 03 2011 |



coffee candies r the best hah

06:51 PM Jun 03 2011 |



Saudi Arabia

but if i had an exam it is somthing else

and i am in exams period so wish me Luck.

06:20 PM Jun 03 2011 |



Saudi Arabia


 i don t like coffe in the morning it maks me feel sicke it is to bitter i like to drink it in the night with a lot of sugar

06:14 PM Jun 03 2011 |




I can not start my day without a big mug of coffee

05:16 PM Jun 03 2011 |



I sometimes have coffee but the ritual here is the tea as a social drink and a kind of daily pick-me-up .

05:09 PM Jun 03 2011 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

great subject I love coffe

04:14 PM Jun 03 2011 |




Sometime, I drink coffee, when I take it make to me wired.

03:44 PM Jun 03 2011 |


United States

I am taking coffee daily but I need only a few small gulps to pick me up.  Just like Marni, too much would make me jittery too,  A daily coffee ritual is associated with a lot of good memories to me.  When I was young, my dad made coffee daily for me and my sibblings.  Now, my husband made coffee daily for both of us.

03:37 PM Jun 03 2011 |




amn’t addicted to any kind of caffiene coz I dont like it I havn’t drunk coffee since along time but when I have an exam and i have to stay up at night the only thing which is front of me is coffee ;)

03:30 PM Jun 03 2011 |

Zubair 98


welll i honestly saying that i dont like the coffee….but if it is a cold coffe then its been liked by me…i hardly have taken one or two times coffee….any how every one has its own choice so there eill be no matter for me

01:24 PM Jun 03 2011 |



Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i don’t like the smell and the taste of coffee…when i see anyone drink coffee, i just walk away till the person finish….

i feel that coffee caused me many problems when i smell its smell!!!ooops

12:09 PM Jun 03 2011 |




im also addicted to coffee, but im trying to give up drinking coffee, coz it really makes me nervous and restless and i cant concentrate on anything, and i cant sleep at night and get up really late in the morning. its really harmful i guess :S

11:38 AM Jun 03 2011 |



Russian Federation

I am not addicted to caffeine. Usually I drink coffee on weekends. I think that drinking big cups of coffee is harmful for people`s health. To my mind people should eat healthy, get the energy from natural sources, go for sports and so on! So they won`t need any caffeine to pick-their-up, they will be alert and perky!!! :)))))) 

10:45 AM Jun 03 2011 |




I cant live without coffee. Coffee is a good start of the day.

10:32 AM Jun 03 2011 |



Saudi Arabia


Yes! <3

Starting my day with a cup of coffee is kind of a ritual. And I used to drink more than one in my whole day.

10:08 AM Jun 03 2011 |




I’m not addicted to caffeine, and I don’t like it. Because i think that it is useless. On the other side i prefer get my energy from other healthy things scientifically proved.

10:02 AM Jun 03 2011 |




I’m not addicted to caffeine. I like coffe but I don’t drink it everyday. I can drink coffe only at work with my colleagues from time to time. I also don’t like to drink a tea. I like to start my day with a refreshing shower and something delicious to eat. That’s all. So, I’m not addicted to caffeine.Laughing

09:06 AM Jun 03 2011 |




I do not like smell and taste of the coffee. A quick brushing followed by a shower gives me perk for the day. It’s my morning ritual



05:15 AM Jun 03 2011 |




caffeine is very useful who works all day. it helps to improve our working skills

05:07 AM Jun 03 2011 |

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