Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. know do What Finland? about you

4. What think of seven paid leave for you new do months of parents?

5. parents leave much How should get?

6. be parental paid? leave Should

7. mothers of fathers same the and leave? get Should amount

8. Finland leave? Why is much so giving parental

9. will on the effect new have rule society? What Finnish

10. What kind are you you or parent be? of would

11. you Did article? this like reading

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

13. you you read? about do what What think

14. families? help governments to What can do young

15. What does young do government country? families the your for in

16. rates? How falling can governments reverse birth

17. problem the rates? is with falling What birth

18. much you How would like? parental leave

19. the USA paid has think Why do no you parental leave?

20. you to government? would like questions ask the What Finnish

Back to the maternity leave lesson.

Maternity Leave - The 20 Questions

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'leave'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What can governments do to help young families?
  5. What does the government do for young families in your country?
  6. How can governments reverse falling birth rates?
  7. What is the problem with falling birth rates?
  8. How much parental leave would you like?
  9. Why do you think the USA has no paid parental leave?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the Finnish government?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. What did you think when you read the headline?
  2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'parent'?
  3. What do you know about Finland?
  4. What do you think of seven months of paid leave for new parents?
  5. How much leave should parents get?
  6. Should parental leave be paid?
  7. Should mothers and fathers get the same amount of leave?
  8. Why is Finland giving so much parental leave?
  9. What effect will the new rule have on Finnish society?
  10. What kind of parent are you or would you be?

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