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

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

3. about Oman know crisis? What Gulf you do the

4. is you behind think do Who attacks? the

5. are rising? How tensions high

6. tankers would Iran Why its coast? oil close to attack

7. relations might the attacks What do to region? further in

8. Pompeo blame Mike any did Iran without evidence? Why

9. might do allies What defend the to its USA in the region?

10. worried are is How you what going about on?

11. like reading Did you this article?

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

13. do What what you about think you read?

14. is How Gulf War third likely a Middle the in East?

15. or you the Do Iran? USA believe

16. 'Iranophobic'? leaders Do you U.S. think are

17. of be the Gulf? the a outcome What conflict in would

18. do How events will you think develop?

19. the done to tensions region? reduce Gulf can in What be

20. would to leaders? What questions like you ask Iran's

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Oil Tanker Attacks - 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 'oil'?
  3. What do you know about the Oman Gulf crisis?
  4. Who do you think is behind the attacks?
  5. How high are tensions rising?
  6. Why would Iran attack oil tankers close to its coast?
  7. What might further attacks do to relations in the region?
  8. Why did Mike Pompeo blame Iran without any evidence?
  9. What might the USA do to defend its allies in the region?
  10. How worried are you about what is going on?

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 'tanker'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How likely is a third Gulf War in the Middle East?
  5. Do you believe the USA or Iran?
  6. Do you think U.S. leaders are 'Iranophobic'?
  7. What would be the outcome of a conflict in the Gulf?
  8. How do you think events will develop?
  9. What can be done to reduce tensions in the Gulf region?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Iran's leaders?

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