Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. new arrival celebrate decade? did How the you the of

4. are the hopes your What 2020s? for

5. 2020s? optimistic about pessimistic you or the Are

6. in have the think 2020s What do us? you store for

7. for like What you? were the 2010s

8. worried are global How warming? about you

9. How species are extinction? about worried you

10. you think the in will 2020s? nations Do cooperate

11. article? reading this you Did like

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

13. about read? What you what think do you

14. predictions are the What your 2020s? for

15. science are What the of like parts fiction? 2020s

16. What do far-out ideas think you come true will the in 2020s?

17. to flying you forward Are in traveling cars? looking

18. resolutions? your Year New are What

19. the 2030? about saying we in be What 2020s will

20. ask you questions What like a would futurologist? to

Back to the the 2020s lesson.

The 2020s - 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 'fear'?
  3. How did you celebrate the arrival of the new decade?
  4. What are your hopes for the 2020s?
  5. Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the 2020s?
  6. What do you think the 2020s have in store for us?
  7. What were the 2010s like for you?
  8. How worried are you about global warming?
  9. How worried are you about species extinction?
  10. Do you think nations will cooperate in the 2020s?

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 'decade'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What are your predictions for the 2020s?
  5. What parts of the 2020s are like science fiction?
  6. What far-out ideas do you think will come true in the 2020s?
  7. Are you looking forward to traveling in flying cars?
  8. What are your New Year resolutions?
  9. What will we be saying about the 2020s in 2030?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a futurologist?

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