Discussion Questions - Listening

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

2. mind to springs What barrier' 'language phrase the hear you when?

3. what do you you read think about What?

4. How life your in English is important?

5. language have be in just better Would the one to it world?

6. language back is holding science Why?

7. sure more research is in English ? How can we make

8. is have English useful to in How it summaries?

9. need to What read do English you for?

10. have you do difficulties What English reading?

11. like this you reading article Did?

12. good Is English companies idea it only to for a use global?

13. if happens What barriers language are there?

14. How make research we more seen can sure is?

15. would for language language best global What be a?

16. English to an is switch international it How to company for difficult?

17. English will How better life your make?

18. be research should languages What into translated?

19. give What you advantage in does life English?

20. would to researchers questions like the What you ask?

Back to the language barriers lesson.

Language Barriers - 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 phrase 'language barrier'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How important is English in your life?
  5. Would it be better to have just one language in the world?
  6. Why is language holding back science?
  7. How can we make sure more research is in English?
  8. How useful is it to have summaries in English?
  9. What do you need to read English for?
  10. What difficulties do you have reading English?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. Is it a good idea for global companies to use English only?
  3. What happens if there are language barriers?
  4. How can we make sure more research is seen?
  5. What language would be best for a global language?
  6. How difficult is it for an international company to switch to English?
  7. How will English make your life better?
  8. What languages should research be translated into?
  9. What advantage does English give you in life?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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