Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. central about know you do What banks?

4. strike Should for workers more go pay on?

5. workers the if bank a to happens What strike on go?

6. pay you of rise do think a What 1%?

7. Do than you a think 1% bank pay can rise a afford more?

8. important are How banks?

9. think workers strikes are Do effective you for?

10. strike Do in workers your go country on?

11. you reading article Did like this?

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

13. you read think about What what do you?

14. of of What think Bank you the England do?

15. are inflation happens rises than What salary lower when?

16. that a pay central rise bank sticks Is to it a shameful 1%?

17. the cost of living like in your country What is?

18. shameful is offer pay England's of Bank the think you Do?

19. do for workers advice have bank's What you the?

20. England ask the What head questions of would the you Bank like of to?

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Bank of England - 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 'bank'?
  3. What do you know about central banks?
  4. Should workers go on strike for more pay?
  5. What happens to a bank if the workers go on strike?
  6. What do you think of a 1% pay rise?
  7. Do you think a bank can afford more than a 1% pay rise?
  8. How important are banks?
  9. Do you think strikes are effective for workers?
  10. Do workers go on strike in your country?

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 'pay'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you think of the Bank of England?
  5. What happens when salary rises are lower than inflation?
  6. Is it shameful that a central bank sticks to a 1% pay rise?
  7. What is the cost of living like in your country?
  8. Do you think the Bank of England's pay offer is shameful?
  9. What advice do you have for the bank's workers?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the head of the Bank of England?

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