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

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

3. predictions your are What Olympics the for?

4. well think will How you country do your do?

5. think you do What Olympics the of?

6. Olympics good be the How Rio hosting will at?

7. Olympic What sport is and your why favourite?

8. spirit' 'Olympics the is What?

9. the or metres - 100 the – best is Which marathon?

10. a so as country Why few India as does medals get big?

11. you reading article Did like this?

12. sports Who stars are and your why favourite?

13. feels it think you do How medal gold a win to?

14. be Rio in atmosphere there will What of kind ?

15. on Russian athletes What do you think of the ban?

16. your you the hear do at you How anthem when national feel Olympics?

17. do the athletes What of of because think virus away you Zika staying?

18. in the world Is the Olympics the greatest sporting event?

19. 2016 better Tokyo Will Rio than Olympics the Olympics the be 2020?

20. ask you What the the like questions Olympics head to would of?

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2016 Rio Olympics - 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 'Olympics'?
  3. What are your predictions for the Olympics?
  4. How well do you think your country will do?
  5. What do you think of the Olympics?
  6. How good will Rio be at hosting the Olympics?
  7. What is your favourite Olympic sport and why?
  8. What is the 'Olympics spirit'?
  9. Which is best – the 100-metres or the marathon?                                                 
  10. Why does a country as big as India get so few medals?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. Who are your favourite sports stars and why?
  3. How do you think it feels to win a gold medal?
  4. What kind of atmosphere will there be in Rio?
  5. What do you think of the ban on Russian athletes?
  6. How do you feel when you hear your national anthem at the Olympics?
  7. What do you think of athletes staying away because of the Zika virus?
  8. Is the Olympics the greatest sporting event in the world?
  9. Will the 2020 Tokyo Olympics be better than the 2016 Rio Olympics?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the head of the Olympics?

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