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Date: Jul 25 2018

Themes: Food

Grammar: Contractions and Abbreviations


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First thing in the morning, a smell starts spreading through the house. It’s strong, yet comforting. And the thought of warm coffee is enough to make even the most sluggish people get out of bed.

For many people, coffee is a daily ritual. Whether or not they admit that they are addicts, the caffeine is definitely the reason coffee gives them energy and helps them start the day. It’s a habit that many coffee shops have used to make money. They will brew coffee before it’s light outside, so that everyone on their way to work has a place to stop for their morning pick me up.

Too much coffee can have a negative effect, though. Extra caffeine can make people hyper. Some people start to shake. And, of course, buying coffee all the time can be expensive, too.

Are Marni and Jessica coffee drinkers? Find out in today’s English lesson about a popular drink.


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Jessica:  Marni.

Marni:  Um-hm.

Jessica:  I am feeling a little sluggish right now because I have not had my coffee today.

Marni:  Wow. Are you really that much of an addict to coffee?

Jessica:  I am. It’s a daily ritual for me. The caffeine early in the morning. Sometimes a little pick me up in the afternoon.

Marni:  Wow. So, you drink at least two cups a day?

Jessica:  At least. Yes.

Marni:  I just don’t get it. I know everybody in the world loves coffee, but I’m not a coffee drinker, so I just don’t really understand it when people feel the need for coffee.

Jessica:  Really? Does it make you hyper?

Marni:  No, I just don’t really care for it. I never have noticed that caffeine really affects me in any sort of way. I drink tea.

Jessica:  Oh, you do? I love tea as well. There’s less acidity, I think, in the tea.

Marni:  Yeah. It doesn’t make me feel crazy or anything. I had espresso once, and that was just too much.

Jessica:  Oh, I bet. It makes me shake sometimes even when I have espresso. But I desperately need my daily coffee.

Marni:  OK. So, do you take it with cream or sugar?

Jessica:  Half and half, if it’s available. And Splenda.

Marni:  Splenda, wow.

Jessica:  Try to be a little healthier. Although Stevia I’ve recently been introduced to.

Marni:  I would stick with Stevia.

Jessica:  Yes. More natural.

Marni:  All right. Let’s go get you some coffee.

Jessica:  All right. Thank you.


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Jessica lets Marni know she’s feeling a little tired. It’s because she hasn’t had any coffee yet, and she normally drinks coffee every day. She needs the caffeine to keep her going.

Marni seems surprised by how much coffee Jessica drinks. She doesn’t understand why so many people around the world love coffee. For her, it doesn’t really taste good. Although Marni says she isn’t affected by caffeine, it turns out she does drink tea.

Jessica drinks tea, too, but it’s not the same as coffee. For her, there is nothing better than a steaming cup of coffee. She does like cream and sugar, although she tries to be healthy by using Splenda or Stevia, two non-sugar sweeteners.

Are you a coffee drinker? What’s your favorite hot drink?



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I am not a coffee drinker but I take some time tea.it makes me energetic.In India many of people having tea.But I think addiction of any thing is bad for everyone. So it is good to take it 2-3times in a week. Don’t be daily ritual of it.

Think about health as well..

05:22 PM Jul 25 2018 |

sweetsummerSuper Member!


wow~~ This is another old lesson. How did I know? Because I saved it to my favorite lesson….......

11:33 AM Jul 25 2018 |

reiny kwan

reiny kwan


yesss,. I am a coffee addict.. can not work without coffee 

08:07 AM Jul 25 2018 |



Saudi Arabia

Yes it makes me thanking very well even when i prepar for Exams, i would like to shear my pest drink it can be cold and hot it is Capcheno

07:43 AM Jul 25 2018 |



No. I am not a coffee drinker, like Marni. But I don’t drink tea too. Yes, as Marni says in article,  I just don’t get it , I know many people love coffee or tea or alcohol. I don’t  really  understand it when people feel the need for coffee or tea or alcohol, including cigarettes.  I know one can’t feel what others feel completely.  I don’t understand the people who are addict to something such as playing games, drugs, even now smart phones.  Maybe they really need those both physical and mental.

The only hot drink I love is plain boiled water.  It sounds a little boring.  But it is true. 

04:21 AM Jul 25 2018 |




Black coffee not strong but light.

01:08 AM Jul 25 2018 |


Åland Islands

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03:56 PM Jul 15 2016 |




I can’t drink coffee. When I drink coffee, it seems like something worth in my teeth.

02:14 AM Aug 11 2014 |




it depends on how big are those cups :).  I used to see people drinking coffee from half-liter mugs.

09:07 AM Aug 09 2014 |



Of course, I like coffee so much. Drinking coffee every morning and every afternoon is my daily ritual. Whatever, coffee makes me hyper but I don’t drink too much. I drink only two cups a day. Sometimes, 3 cups a day. I think it can’t effect my health. It’s good me. I can’t help drinking coffee twice a day. Now, I am drinking coffee.

08:07 AM Aug 09 2014 |



IMHO if someone is sluggish they wouldn’t think of warm coffee. And someone who is very sluggish wouldn’t think at all and would prefer to sleep :)

I like coffee. It tastes good. Of course I mean strong dark roasted ground coffee and no sugar. I wouldn’t say coffee makes me hyper. Maybe it’s because I used to drink it three times a day.

07:39 PM Jul 25 2014 |

La Princesse de la vie


Of course I like coffee, especially it’s odour.. Umm, smells fantastic _ But I’m not that much of an addict to coffee. It has been a very long while since I last drank one. I prefer tea, it’s common and healthier, also lighter.

08:00 AM Jul 24 2014 |

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francis ma

francis ma


I am not addicted for it,but it smells great for me !

01:35 PM Jul 22 2014 |




Oooohhh coffee’s good! 😍

And i dnot know whats my fav hot drink! Coffee? Cocoa? 

Coffee o’clock when im studying!!

08:54 AM Jul 22 2014 |




I like coffe but without sugar or milk. I drink coffe more times in a day when I am at work. Usually when I meet some friend it’s my habit to offer a coffe so sometimes I risk to get “elctric”.

Am I addicted? I don’t know because on week end I don’t drink coffe ….I prefer a glass of good red wine but obviously not in the morning :)

07:59 AM Jul 22 2014 |



ı like coffee…too much ..also tea :)



i do love coffee!!! i enjoy reading with my cup coffee!

09:14 PM Jul 21 2014 |



i am not a coffee drinker, i am a tea lover, especially chinese tea. And i have been sticking with it for a long time. it’s kind of like my favorite drink.

04:11 PM Jul 21 2014 |




Coffee is the most popular drink here but for me i prefer tea and i rarely drink coffee only if someone pepare it to me …

faisal abdo


Ido not like coffe ilike tea

02:31 PM Jul 21 2014 |

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