Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. is why this )? news How ( big and

4. this has official Donald announcement Trump made Why?

5. recognized Jerusalem as a capital Why haven't previous US presidents?

6. Jerusalem What you about do know?

7. Why decision for the best USA might be the?

8. the in peace for good be this might How East Middle?

9. its says shouldn't capital Jerusalem If it , is Israel be why?

10. your in media the is What news this about saying country?

11. Did like this you reading article?

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

13. read think about What what do you you?

14. 'a caused have decision Trump's might Why anxiety' great of moment?

15. will a state What about bring two- solution?

16. Why Trump's a Mr be aggression' might decision 'flagrant?

17. East Middle the for bad or good decision Trump's President Is?

18. time this like be East Middle the will What year next?

19. a Iran for cry rallying decision Trump's President Will be?

20. about ask you What his Donald like questions decision Trump to would?

Back to the Jerusalem lesson.

Jerusalem - 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 'capital'?
  3. How big is this news (and why)?
  4. Why has Donald Trump made this official announcement?
  5. Why haven't previous US presidents recognized Jerusalem as a capital?
  6. What do you know about Jerusalem?
  7. Why might the decision be best for the USA?
  8. How might this be good for peace in the Middle East?
  9. If Israel says Jerusalem is its capital, why shouldn't it be?
  10. What is the media in your country saying about this news?

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 'embassy'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Why might Trump's decision have caused "a moment of great anxiety"?
  5. What will bring about a two-state solution?
  6. Why might Mr Trump's decision be a "flagrant aggression"?
  7. Is President Trump's decision good or bad for the Middle East?
  8. What will the Middle East be like this time next year?
  9. Will President Trump's decision be a rallying cry for Iran?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Donald Trump about his decision?

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