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donderdag 12 november 2015

Wake up and Smell the Coffee

Starbucks has managed to grab the headlines again. Watch the video to find out why.
Read the following words and their definitions.
  • upset: angry or unhappy
  • eliminate: to remove or get rid of something
  • minimalist: very simple, using a small number of colours, parts, materials, etc.
  • usher in: to happen at the beginning of something and help cause it
  • purity: the quality or state of being smooth and clear

First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assignment.

Answer the questions in writing or in a group discussion.
  1. What does “generating a lot of buzz” mean?

  2. Why are some Starbucks customers upset?

  3. What will happen should Donald Trump be elected president?

  4. What does the white-haired lady think about all this?

  5. What do you think? Does this upset you too or do you think it’s not such a big deal? Explain your answer, either in writing or in a group discussion.

Extra writing speaking assignment
  1. Copy Starbucks’ statement regarding this issue.

  2. Explain what it means.