Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do you know about What beluga whales?

4. you What petting of think a do beluga whale?

5. you think whale the Why had do camera a harness?

6. think you put the on harness do the Who and whale, why?

7. the Petersburg you in Russia the think in is the or text Do St USA?

8. think What being spy? whales do to of you used

9. animals can spy governments to How get for them?

10. spy? Could a become you

11. you like this article? Did reading

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

13. about What what think do you read? you

14. What about do know spying? you

15. know from? whale don't where the authorities Why came

16. the What spy? best is way to

17. Why spy do other? governments on each

18. Would on in whale? a Russia English text spy put

19. was be the if found whale a change would to spy? Russian What

20. like you to questions would expert? whale What a ask

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Beluga Whale - 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 'whale'?
  3. What do you know about beluga whales?
  4. What do you think of petting a beluga whale?
  5. Why do you think the whale had a camera harness?
  6. Who do you think put the harness on the whale, and why?
  7. Do you think the St Petersburg in the text is in Russia or the USA?
  8. What do you think of whales being used to spy?
  9. How can governments get animals to spy for them?
  10. Could you become a spy?

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 'spy'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about spying?
  5. Why don't authorities know where the whale came from?
  6. What is the best way to spy?
  7. Why do governments spy on each other?
  8. Would Russia put text in English on a spy whale?
  9. What would change if the whale was found to be a Russian spy?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a whale expert?

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