Beverages (alcohol, coffee, soft drinks, other): Materials and Discussion Questions


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Vocabulary & Idioms


  • myriad – a countless or extremely large number
  • trekking – going on a long and often difficult journey on foot
  • irresistible – too attractive and tempting to be resisted
  • cocktail – an alcoholic drink consisting of a mixture of spirits and other ingredients
  • lethal – causing death or able to cause death
  • aperitif – an alcoholic drink taken before a meal to stimulate the appetite
  • reputation – the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something
  • hallucinogenic – causing changes in perception, thought, and mood, and sometimes causing hallucinations
  • equivalent – equal in value, amount, function, meaning, etc.
  • humid – having a high level of moisture in the air
  • fermented – undergoing a process of chemical change by the action of yeast, bacteria, or other microorganisms
  • integral – necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental
  • porcelain – a hard, white, translucent ceramic material made by firing clay and other materials at high temperatures
  • distinctive – having a quality or characteristic that makes something unique and easily recognizable
  • heaving – feeling or causing to feel a great emotional or physical upheaval
  • complement – something that completes or brings to perfection
  • variation – a change or difference in condition, amount, or level

Discussion Questions

  1. What kinds of beverages do you drink on a typical day? How much of each?
  2. Rank these beverages in order of how much you like them?
    water, coffee, tea, soda, fruit juice, beer, wine, soju, makoli, other?
  3. What’s your favorite…
    soft drink   type of tea      style of coffee    alcoholic  beverage
  4. How do you drink most of your water – tap, filtered, bottled?
  5. Are there any special ‘healthy drinks’ that you consume?
  6. Do you prefer to make your own coffee or go to a coffee shop? How do you make your own?
  7. Do you prefer to drink alcohol at a bar or at home? What’s your favorite drinking atmosphere?
  8. What do you remember about the first time you drank coffee or alcohol?
  9. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever drunk?
  10. Which drinks do you NOT like?
  11. How have your drinking habits (alcohol and other) changed over time?
  12. What is your favorite cocktail?
  13. Have you had any interesting beverage experiences while traveling?
  14. What are you looking forward to drinking in other countries?
  15. What do you think are Korea’s best beverages?
  16. What were your favorite drinks as a kid?


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