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ESL English Lesson: Should cafes in the UK have toilets in them?
D.J. Robinson

Today, let’s talk about whether cafes in the UK should have toilets in them. Well, should they? I discovered that this is actually a wonderful topic to debate. Yes, really! After all, we all need to spend a penny.

I was intrigued to read about a recent court case in Hull, England. The court debated whether a bakery with a cafe in should provide toilets or not. The bakery in question is predominantly a takeaway, but does provide some seats for customers. Therefore it argued it should not need to provide a toilet.

Discussion: 1) What do you think about what you’ve read? 2) Does your town/city have many public conveniences? 3) Has your local authority closed many public conveniences? Why? 4) Where do you go to the toilet when you are out shopping? 5) Does your local cafe have a toilet in it? --- Role Play, Spelling, Gap Fill: Reading, Grammar and Listening.

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