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

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

3. trains Japan's about know you do What?

4. the is country your in thing What world the of envy?

5. What in are your the country trains like?

6. amazingly Japanese punctual trains be How so can?

7. you ? punctual How are

8. you do experiences What time on being not trains of have?

9. about train What complain a you to company would?

10. Do needed you to think apologize the company?

11. you reading article Did like this?

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

13. what do you you read think about What?

14. about What Japan's do bullet you train know?

15. is How punctuality important?

16. the should schedule not crew happen check who to What the did?

17. inconvenienced company train a has When you?

18. about What best is your one country of ? the things

19. a time when you were very unpunctual Has there been?

20. train the ask to like you would questions What CEO company?

Back to the train punctuality lesson.

Train Punctuality - 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 'train'?
  3. What do you know about Japan's trains?
  4. What thing in your country is the envy of the world?
  5. What are the trains like in your country?
  6. How can Japanese trains be so amazingly punctual?
  7. How punctual are you?
  8. What experiences do you have of trains not being on time?
  9. What would you complain about to a train company?
  10. Do you think the company needed to apologize?

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 'punctuality'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about Japan's bullet train?
  5. How important is punctuality?
  6. What should happen to the crew who did not check the schedule?
  7. When has a train company inconvenienced you?
  8. What is one of the best things about your country?
  9. Has there been a time when you were very unpunctual?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the train company CEO?

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