Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. stores convenience are important How?

4. be like What without would convenience life stores?

5. stores your What convenience in do provide country services?

6. work to like be it would What store convenience a in?

7. do store you prices think of What convenience?

8. quotas part workers sales Should time given - be?

9. giving 'exploitative sales practice' staff quotas Is an?

10. time store have advice workers part for do - convenience you What?

11. this you reading article Did like?

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

13. read think about What what do you you?

14. How stores convenience are convenient?

15. their employers over quotas Why don't convenience store workers sue?

16. stock What kind of company pressures staff to buy unsold?

17. workers In are time ways - exploited what part?

18. How feel 'drowning it be quotas' might to in?

19. think What their money of do salary deducted workers you from having?

20. store convenience a ask to like you would questions What boss?

Back to the convenience stores lesson.

Convenience Stores - 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 'convenience'?
  3. How important are convenience stores?
  4. What would life be like without convenience stores?
  5. What services do convenience stores provide in your country?
  6. What would it be like to work in a convenience store?
  7. What do you think of convenience store prices?
  8. Should part-time workers be given sales quotas?
  9. Is giving sales staff quotas and 'exploitative practice'?
  10. What advice do you have for convenience store part-time workers?

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 'store'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How convenient are convenience stores?
  5. Why don't convenience store workers sue their employers over quotas?
  6. What kind of company pressures staff to buy unsold stock?
  7. In what ways are part-time workers exploited?
  8. How might it feel to be 'drowning in quotas'?
  9. What do you think of workers having money deducted from their salary?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a convenience store boss?

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