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

2. What hours' 'working term the hear you when mind to springs?

3. there is pressure much How workers on?

4. you the Friday' do of 'Premium What think name?

5. you think Premium Friday will have How much effect do?

6. are Why Friday Premium about unsure skeptics?

7. Japanese are Why workaholics as seen people?

8. things about being an alcoholic What are the good and bad?

9. you are workaholic a of much How?

10. advice have Japanese ? do What workers for you

11. of think you do What 'premium' word the hear you when?

12. read think about What what do you you?

13. much is much How overtime too?

14. power too employers much over ? have Do employees

15. much of a problem is overworking in your country ? How

16. by leading for Abe Shinzo of think you do What example?

17. would with afternoon What do Friday you a off?

18. comfortable feel you Would early work leaving?

19. busy of Premium it's end is when the Why month at the Friday?

20 workaholic questions like a What you ask would to?

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Working Hours - 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 term 'working hours'?
  3. How much pressure is there on workers?
  4. What do you think of the name 'Premium Friday'?
  5. How much effect do you think Premium Friday will have?
  6. Why are skeptics unsure about Premium Friday?
  7. Why are Japanese people seen as workaholics?
  8. What are the good and bad things about being a workaholic?
  9. How much of a workaholic are you?
  10. What advice do you have for Japanese workers?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. What do you think of when you hear the word 'premium'?
  2. What do you think about what you read?
  3. How much overtime is too much?
  4. Do employers have too much power over employees?
  5. How much of a problem is overworking in your country?
  6. What do you think of Shinzo Abe for leading by example?
  7. What would you do with a Friday afternoon off?
  8. Would you feel comfortable leaving work early?
  9. Why is Premium Friday at the end of the month when it's busy?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a workaholic?

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