Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. you about know What genes? do

4. of do think weight? you What your

5. it's alter Do genes? to think you OK

6. to us we slim? keep Should our alter genes

7. can How from keep overweight? being people

8. stay What is slim? way the to best

9. for have you do advice overweight What people?

10. on pounds? piling eat the Can you you want without what

11. you Did like reading this article?

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

13. you about what think read? you What do

14. Why so the of on Nauru? people many are island overweight

15. people criticize Why overweight? people to who do 'rush' are

16. a vegetarian all weight? healthier Should be be we to

17. all be Will in weight a future? the healthy we

18. Why suggest the superior'? did thin might people be 'morally researcher

19. your are experiences dieting? What of

20. would What researchers? to questions like the you ask

Back to the genes lesson.

Skinny Genes - 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 'gene'?
  3. What do you know about genes?
  4. What do you think of your weight?
  5. Do you think it's OK to alter genes?
  6. Should we alter our genes to keep us slim?
  7. How can people keep from being overweight?
  8. What is the best way to stay slim?
  9. What advice do you have for overweight people?
  10. Can you eat what you want without piling on the pounds?

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 'slim'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Why are so many people overweight on the island of Nauru?
  5. Why do people 'rush' to criticize people who are overweight?
  6. Should we all be vegetarian to be a healthier weight?
  7. Will we all be a healthy weight in the future?
  8. Why did the researcher suggest thin people might be 'morally superior'?
  9. What are your experiences of dieting?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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