Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. you of do think What babies?

4. their to talk mothers do How babies?

5. like What in does your 'motherese' language sound?

6. understand language you babies same Do all the think?

7. one the Should only in be language world there?

8. do How languages learn babies?

9. would could what say babies , they If talk?

10. talking Is embarrassing babies to?

11. this you reading article Did like?

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

13. do you you read think about What what?

14. thing to best talk about the to babies What's?

15. to talking ? like you babies Do

16. think babies talk to each other about What do you?

17. languages babies two Should or parents more teach?

18. like be What would it we could understand baby language if?

19. do ? differently babies to and talk fathers How mothers

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

Back to the baby talk lesson.

Baby Talk - 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 'baby'?
  3. What do you think of babies?
  4. How do mothers talk to their babies?
  5. What does 'motherese' sound like in your language?
  6. Do you think all babies understand the same language?
  7. Should there be only one language in the world?
  8. How do babies learn languages?
  9. If babies could talk, what would they say?
  10. Is talking to babies embarrassing?

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 'talk'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What's the best thing to talk to babies about?
  5. Do you like talking to babies?
  6. What do you think babies talk to each other about?
  7. Should parents teach babies two or more languages?
  8. What would it be like if we could understand baby language?
  9. How do mothers and fathers talk differently to babies?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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