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

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

3. Luiz do about Silva? What da Inacio Brazil's you know Lula

4. become do people Why corrupt?

5. money What laundering? is

6. the take Do all to potential in we part have corruption?

7. know? you the is Who leader honest most

8. like would behind bars? What be spend it time to

9. sentence 12-year fair? Is Lula's

10. his his supporters did try stop to arrest? Why

11. reading article? Did you this like

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

13. think you about do What read? what you

14. How you stories know? rags-to-riches do many

15. does it take a country's to What president? become

16. kinds the worst What are corruption? of

17. think absolutely"? corrupts "power power Do absolute you corrupts, and

18. How country's well-liked is your leader?

19. for again? be to president Should Lula allowed run

20. Lula? to ask questions like you What would

Back to the corruption lesson.

Corruption - 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 'corruption'?
  3. What do you know about Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva?
  4. Why do people become corrupt?
  5. What is money laundering?
  6. Do we all have the potential to take part in corruption?
  7. Who is the most honest leader you know?
  8. What would it be like to spend time behind bars?
  9. Is Lula's 12-year sentence fair?
  10. Why did his supporters try to stop his arrest?

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 'jail'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How many rags-to-riches stories do you know?
  5. What does it take to become a country's president?
  6. What are the worst kinds of corruption?
  7. Do you think "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"?
  8. How well-liked is your country's leader?
  9. Should Lula be allowed to run for president again?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Lula?

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