國中英語基測出現過 warm 的考題。

Josh: Do you know aboutpay it forward coffeeat Flora Café?

Eric: You mean you pay for a cup of coffee for someone poor to have it later?

Josh: Yeah. A cup of coffee is not much, but on cold winter days like today, it might warm them up a little. And maybe their hearts too.

Eric: But will Flora Café really give this cup of coffee to someone later?

Josh: Come on. I’ve known the shopkeeper well. He’s an honest man. He’s got a blackboard in the shop that says how many cups are paid for and how many have been given out.

Eric: But how will they know who to give? Anyone can ask for it, even if they’re not poor.

Josh: True, but then I guess they’ll just have to believe in people.

Eric: Perhaps. But will poor people go and ask for a free coffee? Won’t they worry about losing face?

Josh: Why do you always say things like that?

Eric: Well, it may happen.

Josh: Yeah, I know, but I still think it’s a good thing to do, and it gets people to care about others.

1.
What does things like that mean?
Good things free coffee will bring to Flora Café.
Trouble for people who go to Flora Café.
Ways to make the free coffee plan successful.
Problems about the free coffee plan.
2.
What can we learn about Josh and Eric?
Eric has more hope for the free coffee plan than Josh does.
They found a way to make people feel OK to take free coffee.
Josh was not able to change Eric’s mind about free coffee.
They do not know whether Flora Café will do business honestly.
3.
What do we know about Flora Café from the dialogue?
Free coffee has brought it more business.
People pay less for free coffee than other coffee.
It has a way to know who really is poor.
Its blackboard shows if there are free coffees to be taken.