The following is based on Smith’s School of English curriculum Routine 4 Lawson’s text and questions. To see a video, please click on “Going to Starbucks Coffee in Japan”.
I stand outside Starbucks Coffee thinking about having something to eat and drink for breakfast. I decide to have breakfast there so I go into the shop. I look for an available table. I find one at the back of the shop in a corner. I put my knapsack down on the table so that nobody takes my seat. Then I walk over to the cash register and look at the food which is on display next to it. I choose two food items. I choose the first one, a lemon scone, straight away. However choosing the second one isn’t as easy as choosing the first one. I can’t decide whether I feel like a cinnamon roll or an almond crunch roll. Finally, I choose an almond crunch roll. Then it is time to order. I order a large cup of hot coffee, a lemon scone, an almond crunch roll and a cup of water with no ice. It costs a total of 840 yen. I pay 1,000 yen cash and get 140 yen back in change. Next I pick my tray up with my hand and walk over to the condiment section. I take the plastic lid off my paper cup. I like my coffee with honey, cream and sugar so I pour in some honey, cream and two packets of sugar. Next I stir up my coffee with a stir stick and pull a napkin out of the napkin holder. After that I pick my tray up and walk over to my table. I walk slowly because my cup is pretty full and I don’t want to spill coffee all over my tray! When I arrive at my table, I push my knapsack out of the way and put the tray down on the table. My knapsack is still in the way so I place it in a corner to get it out of the way. Then I sit down at the table and have breakfast for about 1 hour. I read my English newspaper while finishing my coffee. Next I get up and walk over to the garbage cans to throw out my cup and napkin. Finally, I leave Starbucks Coffee for Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi.
The following are the Smith’s School of English curriculum Routine 4 Lawson’s 10 questions. They have been adjusted to fit the above text and can be supplemented with additional questions.
1. Why do you stand outside Starbucks Coffee?
2. What do you feel like?
3. What do you decide?
4. What do you do next?
5. What do you look for?
6. Where do you find it?
7. What’s the problem?
8. What do you choose?
9. How much are they?
10. What do you do before you leave?
Derek Maeckelburg from Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi