Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. What opera? do of think you

4. to music so pop do classical people many prefer Why music?

5. didn't have house before? opera an Arabia Saudi Why

6. country? important arts What are in your

7. about you know Arabia? Saudi What the do of culture

8. so much investing Why in is money Saudi entertainment?

9. better, music classical Which or opera? is

10. best? art of performance like you kind What do

11. Did reading article? this like you

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

13. What do you what think about read? you

14. important music? is How classical

15. music? classical better music Is than rock

16. How arts? are the important

17. What to you modernize do would your country?

18. holiday you on Arabia? could do Saudi a in What

19. is translating and Arabic of French What benefit the books?

20. would questions What like ministers? the you ask to culture

Back to the opera lesson.

Opera - 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 'opera'?
  3. What do you think of opera?
  4. Why do so many people prefer pop music to classical music?
  5. Why didn't Saudi Arabia have an opera house before?
  6. What arts are important in your country?
  7. What do you know about the culture of Saudi Arabia?
  8. Why is Saudi investing so much money in entertainment?
  9. Which is better, classical music or opera?
  10. What kind of performance art do you like best?

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 'orchestra'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How important is classical music?
  5. Is classical music better than rock music?
  6. How important are the arts?
  7. What would you do to modernize your country?
  8. What could you do on a holiday in Saudi Arabia?
  9. What is the benefit of translating French and Arabic books?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the culture ministers?

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