Discussion Questions - Listening

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

2. mind are the when in What word you your images 'memory' hear?

3. do you do What things remember to?

4. Do have good you a memory?

5. many How know you do 'memory' world the of meanings different?

6. memory you a champion Could be?

7. do train brain How you your?

8. remembering some things people better Why at are?

9. be different if you could remember everything How would life?

10. Memory World the at happens What Championships?

11. you reading article Did like this?

12. the hear you when of think you do What 'champion' word?

13. read think about What what do you you?

14. do Why things forget we?

15. athlete to be Would a you memory like?

16. remember do vocabulary you use What to techniques?

17. school at training brain have we Should?

18. you your doubled could if capacity What do memory?

19. mnemonics What you about do know?

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

Back to the memory lesson.

Memory - 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 images are in your mind when you hear the word 'memory'?
  3. What do you do to remember things?
  4. Do you have a good memory?
  5. How many different meanings of the world 'memory' do you know?
  6. Could you be a memory champion?
  7. How do you train your brain?
  8. Why are some people better at remembering things?
  9. How would life be different if you could remember everything?
  10. What happens at the World Memory Championships?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'champion'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Why do we forget things?
  5. Would you like to be a memory athlete?
  6. What techniques do you use to remember vocabulary?
  7. Should we have brain training at school?
  8. What could you do if your memory capacity doubled?
  9. What do you know about mnemonics?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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