Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do monarchy? you about the What know Japanese

4. What you of monarchies? think do

5. you Would a be to monarch? like

6. Should limit for be age monarchs? an there

7. do a What younger monarch think do? can you

8. a for monarch do people? What the should

9. a for vote Should people monarch? new

10. help How monarch can his or a her people?

11. like article? this reading you Did

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

13. do What what think about you you read?

14. Akihito? What know you Emperor about do

15. like it to be a would What monarch? be

16. be you will do emperor the What like? think new

17. you What of a Japan do thousand about know years ago?

18. people How should Japanese celebrate?

19. glued your When to are television? you

20. What to would like you emperor? ask the questions new

Back to the Japanese emperor lesson.

Japanese Emperor - 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 'Japan'?
  3. What do you know about the Japanese monarchy?
  4. What do you think of monarchies?
  5. Would you like to be a monarch?
  6. Should there be an age limit for monarchs?
  7. What do you think a younger monarch can do?
  8. What should a monarch do for the people?
  9. Should people vote for a new monarch?
  10. How can a monarch help his or her people?

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 'emperor'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about Emperor Akihito?
  5. What would it be like to be a monarch?
  6. What do you think the new emperor will be like?
  7. What do you know about Japan of a thousand years ago?
  8. How should Japanese people celebrate?
  9. When are you glued to your television?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the new emperor?

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