Jul 042013

In this week’s 6 Minute English: Buying a cup of coffee in a café can be a real treat – but what would you do if you couldn’t afford one? Would you go without? You could ask for a suspended coffee instead.

In this programme, Neil and Jen discuss the new idea of suspended coffees – a scheme where you pay for a coffee for someone who can’t afford one.

This week’s question:

Civet coffee is one of the most expensive coffees in the world. How much does it cost per kilogram?

a) $5
b) $50
c) $550

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


value for money: worth what you pay for it
to go without: to not have something because it is too expensive
trends: patterns
suspended: delayed
to donate: to give
homeless: having nowhere to live
(to be) hard on your luck: to be unlucky
refugee: a person who has left their country due to danger, war or famine
to collaborate: to work together
a good deed: a kind act

6 Minute English – Suspended coffee Transcript Video


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