Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do of What English textbooks? you think

4. in will What be English like textbooks future? the

5. you textbook? buy or a Would subscribe to prefer to

6. the e-books? What are disadvantages of

7. What disadvantages of textbooks? the printed are

8. grammar in English pronunciation Would textbooks? you like and more

9. English of textbook? learners Do need a

10. textbook? English three your What describe adjectives best

11. you like this Did reading article?

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

13. What what about you think do you read?

14. English favourite Do a textbook? have you

15. be improved? textbooks How English could

16. Are textbooks digital of textbooks printed best?

17. What topics for are best textbooks? English

18. from How you textbooks? learn do much English

19. Will generation' textbooks? the prefer digital 'Spotify

20. questions to What you would ask like CEO? Pearson's

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Textbooks - 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 'education'?
  3. What do you think of English textbooks?
  4. What will English textbooks be like in the future?
  5. Would you prefer to buy or subscribe to a textbook?
  6. What are the disadvantages of e-books?
  7. What are the disadvantages of printed textbooks?
  8. Would you like more grammar and pronunciation in English textbooks?
  9. Do learners of English need a textbook?
  10. What three adjectives best describe your English textbook?

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 'textbook'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Do you have a favourite English textbook?
  5. How could English textbooks be improved?
  6. Are printed textbooks of digital textbooks best?
  7. What topics are best for English textbooks?
  8. How much do you learn from English textbooks?
  9. Will the 'Spotify generation' prefer digital textbooks?
  10. What questions would you like to ask Pearson's CEO?

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