Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. What you know do Tokyo? about

4. in Should Tokyo Olympics the ahead July? go

5. in are you Olympics? How interested the

6. but without Games ahead go the Should spectators?

7. not would go done ahead? did damage the be if Games What

8. would be? do think the you How Games safe

9. you feel? think athletes How do the

10. Are certainties in there life? any

11. like Did this reading you article?

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

13. you do about what you What think read?

14. the do you Olympics? What about know

15. are Games Why the 'logistical a nightmare'?

16. the affected coronavirus you? How has

17. affect cancelling Games How the Tokyo? would

18. lives'? Games you people's think the could Do 'sacrifice

19. world be What a from in now? the like year will

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

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Tokyo Olympics - 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 'Tokyo'?
  3. What do you know about Tokyo?
  4. Should the Tokyo Olympics go ahead in July?
  5. How interested are you in the Olympics?
  6. Should the Games go ahead but without spectators?
  7. What damage would be done if the Games did not go ahead?
  8. How safe do you think the Games would be?
  9. How do you think the athletes feel?
  10. Are there any certainties in life?

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 'Olympics'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about the Olympics?
  5. Why are the Games a 'logistical nightmare'?
  6. How has the coronavirus affected you?
  7. How would cancelling the Games affect Tokyo?
  8. Do you think the Games could 'sacrifice people's lives'?
  9. What will the world be like in a year from now?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the IOC?

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