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Prepared by: Arabelle Designed by: Teacher June

Lesson - January

Topic: Caffeine - A Stimulant for Our Body


The American Way
easier said than done - more difficult than you think get canned - to lose ones job; to get fired if worst comes to worst - in the worst case; if abosolutely necessary last resort - if there are no alternative left; the lasr solution for getting out of a difficulty live from hand to mouth - to barely have enough money

Directions: Decribe the pictures below. Use two to three sentences to describe them.
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Did you know?


Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,366 stores in 61 countries, including 13,123 in the United States, 1,299 in Canada, 977 in Japan, 793 in the United Kingdom, 732 in China, 473 in South Korea, 363 in Mexico, 282 in Taiwan, 204 in the Philippines, and 164 in Thailand source: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Starbucks

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Coffee

Reading

You are drinking lots of cola at a party, when it suddenly hits. You are full of energy, you jump around, and you talk too fast. Later you cant fall asleep and the next day youre tired and feel awful. Does that sound familiar? Most children already have a lot of energy, but kids who drink a lot of cola often end up even more wired than usual. The drink includes a lot of sugar but also a chemical that produces a lot of energy - caffeine. Like cola, coffee is full of caffeine. Thats why many adults drink it the first thing in the morning to help them wake up. The chemical is naturally found in tea, chocolate and hot cocoa. Because many people need this kick, food producers often add it to many other beverages, energy drinks and snacks. But is caffeine good or bad for us? Some studies have shown that caffeine might help people respond to things more quickly. Scientists have found out that caffeinated coffee and tea can help protect your heart, brain and other organs from disease.

On the other hand too much caffeine can make people anxious and unable to sleep. This is worrisome because we need sleep to stay healthy. Caffeine may also raise your blood pressure, increase your heart rate and make you feel more stressed. Caffeine raises the amount of sugar in your bloodstream, even if there is no sugar in your caffeinated drink. Thats what gives you extra energy. Studies show however that caffeine only helps those athletes who are in good condition already. In an experiment runners had to run at a very fast pace. On average they were able to run for about 32 minutes. After taking caffeine they ran 7 to 10 minutes longer. Although caffeine may be good for world class athletes, it may harm the health of people who are overweight. In some people it may even lead to diabetes. In the end a cup of coffee or a can of cola once in a while is okay, but dont overdo it

Source: http://www.english-online.at/health_medicine/caffeine/caffeine-stimulant-for-our-body.htm

Comprehension Questions
1. What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the words caffeine? 2. According to the lessen, what usually gives children a lot of energy that parents may not know about? 3. What makes these drinks a source of excessive energy for children? 4. Do you think sugar is good for the body? Why? 5. What makes coffee a drink that helps people be awake even after they have just woken up? 6. Are there any research that proves coffee actually wakes people up? Please read the sentence(s) that proves it? 7. Are there any negative effects of coffee to people? What are they? 8. Have you ever experienced the same effect on you whenever you drink coffee? 9. Can caffeine free coffee still make you feel energetic? How is that? 10. How many cups of coffee do you think is okay to make you feel good enough without making you too anxious?

caffeine - a chemical found in coffee causing people to be very energetic anxious - to feel nervous or uncomfort worrisome - to feel worry bloodstream - the veins to which the blood flows in the body

Listening

Coffee

1. Like cola, coffee is full of (a)______. Thats why many adults drink it the first thing in the (b)______ to help them wake up. The chemical is (c)______ found in tea, chocolate and hot (d)______. Because many people need this kick, (e)______ (f)______ often add it to many other (g)______, energy drinks and snacks. But is caffeine good or bad for us? 2. On the other hand too much caffeine can make people (a)______ and unable to (b)______. This is worrisome because we need sleep to stay healthy. Caffeine may also raise your blood (c)______, increase your (d)______ (e)______ and make you feel more stressed. Love it or hate it, caffeine is hard to avoid. Coffee shops are all over the place, in (f)______ (g)______ and (h)______. Machines offer coffee and cola at (i)______.

Homework

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