Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do What know you about orchids?

4. What are your favourite flowers?

5. a can How flower be ugly?

6. people Why flowers like do so much?

7. you ever received Have given or flowers?

8. does botanist a What do every day?

9. flowers have the What best smell?

10. are at you good growing How and flowers plants?

11. you like reading Did this article?

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

13. do about think you what What you read?

14. about are you How the extinction worried of plants?

15. where like a Would you search job for forests you new species?

16. plants are sad is How that disappearing? it

17. extinct? are becoming plants of for consequences What us the

18. why? adjectives this and three What describe story, best

19. time? can the against win race the world How

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

Back to the orchids lesson.

Orchids - 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 'orchid'?
  3. What do you know about orchids?
  4. What are your favourite flowers?
  5. How can a flower be ugly?
  6. Why do people like flowers so much?
  7. Have you ever received or given flowers?
  8. What does a botanist do every day?
  9. What flowers have the best smell?
  10. How good are you at growing flowers and plants?

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 'plant'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How worried are you about the extinction of plants?
  5. Would you like a job where you search forests for new species?
  6. How sad is it that plants are disappearing?
  7. What are the consequences for us of plants becoming extinct?
  8. What three adjectives best describe this story, and why?
  9. How can the world win the race against time?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the botanists?

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