Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. bullet trains? about know you do What

4. Japan's famous? bullet are so Why trains

5. can trains better companies protect from weather? How

6. safe How train travel? is

7. think name of you the What 'bullet do train'?

8. the best on? been train is What have you journey

9. the be train future? travel like will What in

10. three this What adjectives describe story? best

11. you this like article? Did reading

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

13. you do you about think read? What what

14. of trains? do What think you

15. train in is your country? the like What system

16. the are best about What worst and travel? train things

17. there be a limit on trains? speed Should

18. can train travel How improved? be

19. best country trains? has Which the

20. bosses? would company like the ask you What to questions rail

Back to the bullet trains lesson.

Bullet Trains - 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 'bullet'?
  3. What do you know about bullet trains?
  4. Why are Japan's bullet trains so famous?
  5. How can companies better protect trains from weather?
  6. How safe is train travel?
  7. What do you think of the name 'bullet train'?
  8. What is the best train journey you have been on?
  9. What will train travel be like in the future?
  10. What three adjectives best describe this story?

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 'train'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you think of trains?
  5. What is the train system like in your country?
  6. What are the best and worst things about train travel?
  7. Should there be a speed limit on trains?
  8. How can train travel be improved?
  9. Which country has the best trains?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the rail company bosses?

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