Discussion Questions - Listening

Listen to the 20 Questions.

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

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

3. thinker? Are you a positive

4. What about? you worry do

5. live Do longer? thinking you make positive can you think

6. Are optimistic about you future? your

7. future? you about world's Are the optimistic

8. others What pessimistic? makes people some and optimistic

9. in do life? you have What your stresses

10. manage to you your What do stress? do

11. reading you article? Did this like

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

13. you What think about read? do you what

14. What health your of is level like? overall

15. What for you do pessimists? have advice

16. can increase you to What do longevity? your

17. it to is easy the How well? turns future out imagine

18. or a person? glass-half-full person Are glass-half-empty a you

19. bright to it look always life? the easy side Is on of

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

Back to the positive thinking lesson.

Positive Thinking - 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 'positive'?
  3. Are you a positive thinker?
  4. What do you worry about?
  5. Do you think positive thinking can make you live longer?
  6. Are you optimistic about your future?
  7. Are you optimistic about the world's future?
  8. What makes some people optimistic and others pessimistic?
  9. What stresses do you have in your life?
  10. What do you do to manage your stress?

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 'thinking'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What is your overall level of health like?
  5. What advice do you have for pessimists?
  6. What can you do to increase your longevity?
  7. How easy is it to imagine the future turns out well?
  8. Are you a glass-half-full person or a glass-half-empty person?
  9. Is it easy to always look on the bright side of life?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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