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Activity 1: "History of Coca Cola."
         Coca-Cola was originally invented by John Styth Pemberton, a pharmacist in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. In 1886, he made up a new kind of medicine to cure tiredness and headaches. Two of the most important ingredients at that time were coca leaves and kola nuts – and that’s how the drink got its name. The famous Coca-Cola logo was created by John Pemberton's bookkeeper, Frank Mason Robinson, in 1885. Pemberton sold the first glass on May 8, 1886. But it tasted revolting, and as a result almost nobody wanted to buy it. In the first year, Pemberton only made $ 50 from it!
    A businessman called Asa Griggs Candler bought the recipe in 1887 and advertised it, not as a medicine but as a refreshing drink. All he did was mix it with water and carbon dioxide! It worked. Everybody wanted to buy it and in only a few years Coca-Cola became the national drink of the United States. The shape of the famous bottle was invented in 1915 by bottle designer Earl R. Dean.
During the Second World War American soldiers drank three million bottles of Coca-Cola a day! They therefore helped to spread the name and the taste for ‘Coke’ all over the world. Today, nearly 300 million bottles are drunk every day, in 155 different countries.     Anybody can try to make a drink which tastes something like Coca-Cola. Chemists say that it consists almost entirely of fourteen ingredients.
       They include sugar, caramel, caffeine, phosphoric acid, extract of kola nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, glycerine, lavender, fluid extract of guarana, lime juice, and citrus oils. The most secret ingredient is called ‘7X’, and is less than one per cent of the drink.    But nobody outside the Coca-Cola company has yet discovered what the ‘magic’ extra ingredient is, and very few people have ever known the secret formula of this world-famous soft drink.

A: Are the following statements true or false? Correct the false ones.

1- Coca-Cola was invented by a doctor.
2- At first, Coca-Cola was a kind of medicine.
3- Nobody wanted to buy it at first, because its taste was disgusting.
4- The businessman who bought the recipe didn’t make any changes to it.
5- The British soldiers made Coca-Cola famous during the Second World War.
6- Coca-Cola is made up of only a few ingredients.
7- The secret ingredient is known by all the workers in the Coca-Cola company.

B: Turn the following sentences into Passive or Active respectively.

1- Coca-Cola was invented by John S. Pemberton in 1886.
2- People used Coca-Cola to cure tiredness and headaches.
3- Pemberton sold the first glass on May 8, 1886.
4- The shape of the bottle was invented in 1915 by Earl Dean.
5- During WW2 American soldiers drank millions of bottles every day.
6- Today nearly 300 million bottles are drunk around the world.
7- Nobody knows the secret ingredient of Coca-Cola.

Activity 2:  "History of Tea." 

Millions of people over the world drink tea. The Eastern world has been using tea for more than 4500 years and for most of this time tea was unknown in the Western world.
It was only introduced into the West about 400 years ago. It was discovered in China, and since then, tea has exerted a profound influence on societies and cultures throughout the world so that there are unique ceremonies in various cultures and most parts of the world have social etiquette concerning the preparation and drinking of tea. Besides, there are social customs regarding how, when and where to drink it.
Many myths, legends, poems and proverbs surround tea and maintain its mystique. Tea has always accompanied and even influenced the unfolding of key historical events as well as maintaining a presence whenever economic, technological or cultural developments took place. Today tea enjoys its popularity. The history of tea is truly intertwined with the history of Mankind.

A: Ask questions according to the text.

Millions of people

For more than 4500 years

In the Western world.

The unfolding of key historical events

Its popularity

With the history of Mankind.

B: Identify the sentences in the Passive Voice. Rewrite them in your notebook and turn them into the Active Voice.

Teacher S.

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