Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Suspended Coffee.

How much coffee do you drink every day?

Suspended Coffee

What is it? 
Where did the idea come from?
Who is it for?


Read the beginning of the article and reassess your answers.

The daily trip to a local coffee shop may give you your caffeine fix - but thanks to a new scheme, it could also give you a chance to do a small good deed.

Watch the first 40 seconds of the video and see if you are correct. If you are still not sure read the two paragraphs below the link. 

The idea of "Suspended Coffee" is simple: When you buy yourself a coffee at a participating cafe, you also pay for a second one - which can then be claimed by someone who cannot afford it themselves.
They don't have to "prove" anything to claim one, but the scheme relies on the good faith of everyone involved.

From the BBC Stop / Start Series. See link above

What are the benefits and disadvantages of the scheme for: 
the community?
the coffee shop? 
the donators?
the people who get free coffee?

Watch the rest of the video clip and see if they mention any of your ideas.

Watch the video again and decide who says these phrases: 
the shop manager 
the donating customer 
the using customer

hard up on their luck 
it's all sorted 
it's not intrusive
local scheme
a tally on the wall
come out of themselves
staring at the same four walls
a direct and local way
at the end of the day

Can you rephrase the sentences to say what they mean in your own words. 

Work in groups - 

Group A - You are going to argue in favour of a Suspended Coffee scheme in San Sebastian. 

Group B You are going to argue against a Suspended Coffee scheme in San Sebastian.

Work with your groups and come up with reasons to support your arguments. 

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