Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. you the know about do What dollar? U.S.

4. your do What currency? about think you

5. Why currency? is dollar the international reserve the

6. losing Why be might power? the dollar its

7. Russia? is the U.S. sanctions and Iran, Turkey Why on imposing

8. would What dollar the if collapsed? happen

9. use don't countries currency for trading? their Why all own

10. global be Should there currency? one

11. reading this like Did article? you

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

13. you what think about do What read? you

14. currency? digital world the Should a to move

15. deficit' is? you do a What 'currency think

16. role Lavrov What did grave mean of Mr 'the the dollar? by of the abuse'

17. Would the economy if for China's yuan different trade? used be was

18. think started Nigeria Why China's do has yuan? you using

19. need currencies? do we Why

20. you foreign like Russia's What minister? to questions would ask

Back to the the dollar lesson.

the U.S. Dollar - 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 'dollar'?
  3. What do you know about the U.S. dollar?
  4. What do you think about your currency?
  5. Why is the dollar the international reserve currency?
  6. Why might the dollar be losing its power?
  7. Why is the U.S. imposing sanctions on Iran, Turkey and Russia?
  8. What would happen if the dollar collapsed?
  9. Why don't all countries use their own currency for trading?
  10. Should there be one global currency?

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 'currency'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Should the world move to a digital currency?
  5. What do you think a 'currency deficit' is?
  6. What did Mr Lavrov mean by 'the grave abuse' of the role of the dollar?
  7. Would the economy be different if China's yuan was used for trade?
  8. Why do you think Nigeria has started using China's yuan?
  9. Why do we need currencies?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Russia's foreign minister?

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