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

2. the hear you when mind to springs What Harbor'' 'Pearl name?

3. importance Harbor the Pearl WWII was of during What?

4. How Mr to is visit Harbor important Abe's Pearl?

5. is of war' important message more How Japan's 'no?

6. you words think of What Mr do Abe's?

7. on repeating the 'horrors of war' Why do we keep?

8. those What tribute war to in best who is to pay a way died the?

9. war biggest country's your are Who heroes?

10. from can US Japan the be and friendship learnt What the between?

11. Did like this you reading article?

12. Harbor Pearl about know you do What?

13. Abe on for Should Pearl the have Mr Harbor attack apologized?

14. is with today important friendship USA How Japan's the?

15. attack Harbor Why Japan Pearl did?

16. Japan USA it How after helped that important WWII rebuild the was?

17. third can world we war avoid a How?

18. do 'alliance countries an hope' should in of What?

19. What war at countries of leaders for have you do advice?

20. ask Prime Minister Abe What questions would you like to?

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Pearl Harbor - 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 name 'Pearl Harbor''?
  3. What was the importance of Pearl Harbor during WWII?
  4. How important is Mr Abe's visit to Pearl Harbor?
  5. How important is Japan's message of 'no more war'?
  6. What do you think of Mr Abe's words?
  7. Why do we keep on repeating the 'horrors of war'?
  8. What is the best way to pay tribute to those who died in a war?
  9. Who are your country's biggest war heroes?
  10. What can be learnt from the friendship between Japan and the US?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you know about Pearl Harbor?
  3. Should Mr Abe have apologized for the attack on Pearl Harbor?
  4. How important is Japan's friendship with the USA today?
  5. Why did Japan attack Pearl Harbor?
  6. How important was it that the USA helped rebuild Japan after WWII?
  7. How can we avoid a third world war?
  8. What should countries do in an 'alliance of hope'?
  9. What advice do you have for leaders of countries at war?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Prime Minister Abe?

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