Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. you zero the of history the about know What do?

4. zero the is important How?

5. good a have zero the Does design?

6. zero think first Who used do a you?

7. think of What the do word you 'zero'?

8. are important In contexts zeroes what?

9. use a What we of could instead zero symbol?

10. , 'from hero zero' What the to mean does phrase?

11. article Did like this you reading?

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

13. about What what do you you read think?

14. at good you maths How are?

15. zeroes in world are important digital Why so the?

16. zero such Why a was historical the breakthrough?

17. English use 'love' to mean zero in tennis Why does?

18. numbers invented Who?

19. for zero in your country What different names are there?

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

Back to the zero lesson.

Zero - 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 'zero'?
  3. What do you know about the history of the zero?
  4. How important is the zero?
  5. Does the zero have a good design?
  6. Who do you think first used a zero?
  7. What do you think of the word 'zero'?
  8. In what contexts are zeroes important?
  9. What symbol could we use instead of a zero?
  10. What does the phrase, 'from hero to zero' mean?

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 'symbol'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How good are you at maths?
  5. Why are zeroes so important in the digital world?
  6. Why was the zero such a historical breakthrough?
  7. Why does English use 'love' to mean zero in tennis?
  8. Who invented numbers?
  9. What different names are there for zero in your country?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the scientists?

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