Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do think What VAT? of you

4. do VAT they do with What governments collect? the

5. you of tax? do think What

6. tax? What is the worst

7. your affect VAT life? How would tripling of a

8. Have been austerity your in measures there country?

9. Are good bad oil or prices a plummeting thing?

10. pay only Should tax? companies

11. like you Did this reading article?

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

13. what you do about What you read? think

14. country's doing? is your How economy

15. tax have employees treatment? state Should preferential

16. have painful to happened What things your finances?

17. pandemic country's the What your damage done has economy? to

18. do economic encourage can governments What growth? to

19. pay Who tax? most the should

20. a like to questions you ask would tax What expert?

Back to the VAT lesson.

VAT - 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 'tax'?
  3. What do you think of VAT?
  4. What do governments do with the VAT they collect?
  5. What do you think of tax?
  6. What is the worst tax?
  7. How would a tripling of VAT affect your life?
  8. Have there been austerity measures in your country?
  9. Are plummeting oil prices a good or bad thing?
  10. Should only companies pay tax?

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 'economy'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How is your country's economy doing?
  5. Should state employees have preferential tax treatment?
  6. What painful things have happened to your finances?
  7. What damage has the pandemic done to your country's economy?
  8. What can governments do to encourage economic growth?
  9. Who should pay the most tax?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a tax expert?

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