I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- Do you have a mug that you have been using for many years?
- How often do you use paper cups?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- attractive /uh-TRAK-tiv/
- test /test/
- replace /ri-PLEYS/
- bin /bin/
- reward /ri-WAWRD/
[adjective] – causing interest or pleasure
The offers of this job are really attractive.
[verb] – to do something in order to discover if something is safe, works correctly, etc., or if something is present
I need to test this camera.
[verb] – to put something new in the place of
You need to replace the tires of your car.
[noun] – a container for waste
You can put the old newspapers in this recycling bin.
[noun] – something given in exchange for good behavior or good work, etc.
He received many rewards for his service.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
Starbucks is set to reduce the use of paper cups by 2025. The coffee company plans to let customers use their own personal mugs in the United States and Canada by the end of 2022. The goal, for now, is not to completely remove the paper cups but to make that option less attractive to customers. Starbucks also plans to test a borrow-a-cup program, in which customers pay a deposit for a cup that they take with them and drop back off after use. The product experience team at Starbucks also developed a new environment-friendly cup that is lightweight polypropylene, recyclable, and could replace 100 single-use cups. The cup was tested in a Starbucks store in Seattle where customers paid a $1 deposit and had to return the cup to a smart bin located in the store to get their dollar back. They also earned rewards for using the cup. According to Kim Davis, the store’s manager, customers were interested in the bin, and once baristas explained it to them, many were willing to try. But that model is still in the testing period so the company wants to explore and introduce other ways of reusing mugs. “The team is trying different things, over and over again, to figure out what might work,” said Amelia Landers, vice president of product experience at Starbucks.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- Starbucks plans to reduce the use of paper cups by 2025.
- The borrow-a-cup program allows customers to pay a deposit for a cup that they take with them and drop back off after use.
- The marketing team at Starbucks developed a new environment-friendly cup.
- Customers of the Starbucks store in Seattle were interested in the bin.
- Starbucks still wants to explore and introduce other ways of reusing mugs.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- I threw all the used gift wrappers in the trash _________.
- You need to _____ the batteries of this flashlight.
- This store offers customers _______ during the Christmas season.
- Ben _______ the new car this morning.
- This Europe travel package is really _________.