Discussion Questions - Listening

Listen to the 20 Questions.

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

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

3. important politeness? is How

4. teach us politeness? should about Who

5. you like of virtual do think What assistants Alexa?

6. "thank you"? and the important are How words "please"

7. than cultures some Are more others? polite

8. "thank say and you"? Do always "please" you

9. is face-to-face interaction? important How

10. met? person rudest Who the is you've ever

11. this Did you article? reading like

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

13. think about do What you read? what you

14. polite you? How ar

15. children be to technology teach polite? Should

16. rude? people Why are

17. visiting rude tourists about you find What do your country?

18. rude you people? Do things to say ever

19. do of you What a teaching children virtual assistant manners? think

20. boss? What questions Amazon's like to ask would you

Back to the saying please lesson.

Saying 'Please' - 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 'please'?
  3. How important is politeness?
  4. Who should teach us about politeness?
  5. What do you think of virtual assistants like Alexa?
  6. How important are the words "please" and "thank you"?
  7. Are some cultures more polite than others?
  8. Do you always say "please" and "thank you"?
  9. How important is face-to-face interaction?
  10. Who is the rudest person you've ever met?

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 'thank you'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How polite are you?
  5. Should technology teach children to be polite?
  6. Why are people rude?
  7. What do you find rude about tourists visiting your country?
  8. Do you ever say things to rude people?
  9. What do you think of a virtual assistant teaching children manners
  10. What questions would you like to ask Amazon's boss?

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