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1. read you you headline did when the What think?

2. you hear the word 'coup' What springs to mind when?

3. of images see coup news you the What did?

4. story this about know you do What?

5. to think do ? will coup the leaders What you happen

6. What future the in Turkey to happen will think you do?

7. the are How so quickly ended attempt coup you surprised?

8. about president Turkish Recep Erdogan What you Tayyip ? do know

9. penalty death the reinstating of talks about think you do What?

10. become of Union Turkey member European Should a the?

11. like this you reading article Did?

12. involved do those get punishments think will What you?

13. those are involved the charges How against serious?

14. How do the organising think took much you coup?

15. successful What would have happened if the coup had been?

16. is How democracy important?

17. important is the stability of Turkey , and why How?

18. to you to What the to happen would streets take for have?

19. adjectives best describe this story , and why What three?

20. like Turkey's What you ask would to president questions?

Back to the Turkey coup lesson.

Turkey Coup - The 20 Questions

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
  1. What did you think when you read the headline?
  2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'coup'?
  3. What news images did you see of the coup?
  4. What do you know about this story?
  5. What do you think will happen to the coup leaders?
  6. What do you think will happen to Turkey in the future?
  7. How surprised are you the coup attempt ended so quickly?
  8. What do you know about Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan?
  9. What do you think about talks of reinstating the death penalty?
  10. Should Turkey become a member of the European Union?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What punishments do you think those involved will get?
  3. How serious are the charges against those involved?
  4. How much organising do you think the coup took?
  5. What would have happened if the coup had been successful?
  6. How important is democracy?
  7. How important is the stability of Turkey, and why?
  8. What would have to happen for you to take to the streets?
  9. What three adjectives best describe this story, and why?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Recep Tayyip Erdogan?

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