Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. What do whales? know you about

4. did for Why Japan three decades? stop whaling

5. quota ? of do you think What the

6. What think of do you whaling?

7. What eating between meat is and the difference whale beef?

8. the of do of the you auctioned price meat? whale think What

9. give nations in whaling of whaling? arguments support What do

10. Whaling do have the Commission? advice International What for you

11. reading you this article? Did like

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

13. What you read? do you what about think

14. whaling? Japanese know you about do What

15. whale Would eat you meat?

16. would your describe country's food How culture? you

17. its problem there part it is country if whaling tradition? with a of a Is

18. Do outcry understand international actions? at Japan's you the

19. whales Should protected? all be

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

Back to the commercial whaling lesson.

Commercial Whaling - The 20 Questions

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'commercial'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about Japanese whaling?
  5. Would you eat whale meat?
  6. How would you describe your country's food culture?
  7. Is there a problem with a country whaling if it is part of its tradition?
  8. Do you understand the international outcry at Japan's actions?
  9. Should all whales be protected?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the whalers?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  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 whales?
  4. Why did Japan stop whaling for three decades?
  5. What do you think of the quota of 227 whales every year?
  6. What do you think of whaling?
  7. What is the difference between eating whale meat and beef?
  8. What do you think of the price of the auctioned whale meat?
  9. What arguments do whaling nations give in support of whaling?
  10. What advice do you have for the International Whaling Commission?

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