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

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

3. flag? do Rising you Sun Japan's think of What

4. What South about know do you and Korea? between relations Japan

5. know North about between relations Japan Korea? you do and What

6. should be at What the flags Olympics? displayed

7. South Korea? Japan Should to listen

8. only the be allowed at flags national Olympics? Should

9. imperial What know past'? Japan's about 'militaristic and do you

10. you will be? successful the think 2020 How do Olympics

11. you this reading Did article? like

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

13. What do read? you think what you about

14. with country's are relations What its your neighbours like?

15. Why in involved get trade wars? do countries

16. wins trade wars? Who

17. destination? What you Japan of think a do tourist as

18. do How think story will you this end?

19. How to are important world? semi-conductors the

20. What Tokyo to Olympics would the like boss? questions you ask

Back to the Rising Sun flag lesson.

Rising Sun Flag - 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 'flag'?
  3. What do you think of Japan's Rising Sun flag?
  4. What do you know about relations between Japan and South Korea?
  5. What do you know about relations between Japan and North Korea?
  6. What flags should be displayed at the Olympics?
  7. Should Japan listen to South Korea?
  8. Should only national flags be allowed at the Olympics?
  9. What do you know about Japan's 'militaristic and imperial past'?
  10. How successful do you think the 2020 Olympics will be?

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 'sun'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What are your country's relations with its neighbours like?
  5. Why do countries get involved in trade wars?
  6. Who wins trade wars?
  7. What do you think of Japan as a tourist destination?
  8. How do you think this story will end?
  9. How important are semi-conductors to the world?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the Tokyo Olympics boss?

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