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 'Japanese'? you

3. English? think you do What of

4. speak variety do country? What your in English of people

5. are English your favourite What words?

6. What you think do translation software? of

7. Are English? into from any your funny translations language there

8. do words What strange? English think you are

9. your used English language? words in many Are

10. world Should English the language? become

11. this you Did reading like article?

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

13. do you think you read? What about what

14. big you made funny translating English? Have mistake a or ever

15. 'Hello a What think name centre? Work' job for you of the do

16. To of you the slogan What do tourism 'Go Travel'? think

17. What your thing eyebrows? raised the that to last was happen

18. the message? Positive' of 'Stay do you think Christmas What

19. advice translators? do for What Japan's have you

20. What the would questions like you to ask researchers?

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Japanese English - 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 'English'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Have you ever made a big or funny mistake translating English?
  5. What do you think of the name 'Hello Work' for a job centre?
  6. What do you think of the tourism slogan 'Go To Travel'?
  7. What was the last thing to happen that raised your eyebrows?
  8. What do you think of the 'Stay Positive' Christmas message?
  9. What advice do you have for Japan's translators?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

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 'Japanese'?
  3. What do you think of English?
  4. What variety of English do people speak in your country?
  5. What are your favourite English words?
  6. What do you think of translation software?
  7. Are there any funny translations from your language into English?
  8. What English words do you think are strange?
  9. Are many English words used in your language?
  10. Should English become the world language?

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