Tea or coffee
What do Chinese people prefer, tea or coffee?
What do you usually prepare for your guests, tea or coffee?
When did you drank coffee or tea last time?
Good afternoon. Can I have your full name, please?
Hasan Can Yuksel.
All right, and can I see your passport, please?
Thank you. That's fine. Uh, now, in the first part of the test, I'd like to ask you some questions about yourself. Um, let's talk about what you do. Are you a student, or do you have a job?
Yeah, I am a student. I'm a student in English class.
OK. Um, now I'd like to talk to you, um, about drinks.
What are some of the most popular drinks in your country?
In my country is mopular, eh, most popular drinks is special Turkish drinks is alcohol, eh, it's, er, we call draku. It's, er, has, er, high level of alcohol inside.
And beer, also.
Right. Are there any drinks that people have at special times?
Um, yes, birthdays or some celebrates, er, New Year celebrates, people prefer to drink.
Mm. Right. OK. Um, are there any hot drinks that you like?
Yeah, we, er, drink a tea but hot. Er, we prefer to hot tea, not iced tea and coffee as well.
Mm. OK. And, um, what do you think are the healthiest drinks? What do you think are the healthiest drinks?
Er, I like healthiest drinks, especially milk, um, yeah, er, yeah, just milk I think.
I’m going to describe a café that I go to maybe once a week. It’s just down the road from where I live, near Manchester, so it’s really convenient for me to walk down there for a coffee or a bite to eat, and to use the wifi.
The last time I went to this local café was on Friday afternoon. I was trying to do some work at home, but I found myself getting distracted by little jobs around the house. So I decided to have a change of scenery; I put my laptop in its bag and made the short walk to the café, where I spent the next few hours getting all of my work done. With a nice cup of coffee and just the right level of background noise, I found it much easier to concentrate.
Over the course of the afternoon, I drank two cups of coffee and a glass or two of water. The café owner takes a lot of pride in making the best ‘flat white’ coffee in the area, so that’s what I tend to drink. If I remember correctly, the second coffee that I ordered was a decaf, because I try to avoid drinking too much caffeine in the afternoon. I didn’t have anything to eat on that occasion, but I do sometimes have one of the home-made cakes that they sell.
There are a few reasons why I like going to my local café. I suppose the main reasons are the coffee, the free wifi and the friendly staff. However, on Friday I also managed to sit at my favourite table near one of the windows, and the café wasn’t very busy. So the atmosphere and noise level were just right, and I was able to focus on my work without distractions for most of the afternoon.