Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. would kind you of like English accent What?

4. own What accent your your in language is like?

5. are How accents important?

6. is American better – Which British accent or?

7. non Should English Queen's the use to have newsreaders British -?

8. pronunciation in problems English do you What have?

9. English to your do pronunciation did teacher teach What?

10. pronunciation a funny Have experience you with had?

11. this you reading article Did like?

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

13. you you read think about What what do?

14. you English think of What the do Queen's?

15. important How English learning when pronunciation is?

16. country you dislike Are in there your accents?

17. claim colonialism" "internalized his with right Hickey Professor Is?

18. accents What understanding problems have you do?

19. skills pronunciation compared How with important other is?

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

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Pronunciation - 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 'pronunciation'?
  3. What kind of English accent would you like?
  4. What is your accent like in your own language?
  5. How important are accents?
  6. Which accent is better – British or American?
  7. Should non-British newsreaders have to use the Queen's English?
  8. What pronunciation problems do you have in English?
  9. What did your English teacher do to teach pronunciation?
  10. Have you had a funny experience with pronunciation?

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 'accent'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you think of the Queen's English?
  5. How important is pronunciation when learning English?
  6. Are the accents you dislike in your country?
  7. Is Professor Hickey right with his "internalized colonialism" claim?
  8. What accents do you have problems understanding?
  9. How important is pronunciation compared with other skills?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the head of RTE?

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