Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. What of country? the your ethnic make-up is

4. do of you What minorities? your country's think

5. you do What Ainu? the know about

6. How can we people? help indigenous

7. around you do people world? the know What indigenous about

8. proud you of your roots? are How

9. country's culture? are you How your of proud

10. are What Japanese about the best things culture?

11. article? reading you like this Did

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

13. What do about you what read? think you

14. faced? you do Ainu think the hardships What

15. you of do What think assimilation? forced

16. vibrant How diverse? for important be and a it to is country

17. the generation? you What next to hand down will

18. is important most a the society? thing building What in

19. steps are the next for Ainu? What the

20. an Ainu you What person? like questions would ask to

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Ainu - 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 'ethnic'?
  3. What is the ethnic make-up of your country?
  4. What do you think of your country's minorities?
  5. What do you know about the Ainu?
  6. How can we help indigenous people?
  7. What do you know about indigenous people around the world?
  8. How proud are you of your roots?
  9. How proud are you of your country's culture?
  10. What are the best things about Japanese culture?

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 'indigenous'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What hardships do you think the Ainu faced?
  5. What do you think of forced assimilation?
  6. How important is it for a country to be vibrant and diverse?
  7. What will you hand down to the next generation?
  8. What is the most important thing in building a society?
  9. What are the next steps for the Ainu?
  10. What questions would you like to ask an Ainu person?

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