Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. you think pronunciation of do English? in What

4. like is What your language? in punctuation

5. Which best period? - or full term is the stop

6. full a is What for? stop

7. use happens you don't What full if stop? a

8. necessary text in Is punctuation messages?

9. young people stop? full be might Why a by intimidated

10. Is language? social damaging media enhancing or

11. this like article? reading you Did

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

13. What do think read? about what you you

14. technology How use the change language? does way we

15. necessary a stop one-sentence text message? in Is full a
16. insincere stop? not full using about What is a

17. annoyance in show would or anger How your writing? you

18. help How punctuation does people read aloud?

19. stop full Do the think is you doomed?

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

Back to the full stop lesson.

Full Stop - 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 'punctuation'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How does technology change the way we use language?
  5. Is a full stop necessary in a one-sentence text message?
  6. What is insincere about not using a full stop?
  7. How would you show anger or annoyance in your writing?
  8. How does punctuation help people read aloud?
  9. Do you think the full stop is doomed?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a linguist?

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 'full stop'?
  3. What do you think of punctuation in English?
  4. What is punctuation like in your language?
  5. Which is the best term - full stop or period?
  6. What is a full stop for?
  7. What happens if you don't use a full stop?
  8. Is punctuation necessary in text messages?
  9. Why might young people be intimidated by a full stop?
  10. Is social media damaging or enhancing language?

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