Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. about know you loneliness? do What

4. loneliness What health can cause? problems

5. think a minister What of idea of of the you do loneliness?

6. pandemic health? the How affected your has mental

7. do What numbers to can suicides? governments of cut

8. you who at people good helping are lonely? How are

9. lonely advice What people? you for have do

10. the to minister with help do social can isolation? What

11. reading like Did you article? this

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

13. what What think read? about do you you

14. When have you lonely? been

15. Why than the affecting pandemic be men? more might women

16. How would you with isolation? deal

17. being Are a by for you happy long yourself time?

18. you What do of wearing think masks? everyone

19. see faces? it important to happy is How

20. of minister loneliness? the ask questions What to would like you

Back to the loneliness lesson.

Loneliness - 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 'lonely'?
  3. What do you know about loneliness?
  4. What health problems can loneliness cause?
  5. What do you think of the idea of a minister of loneliness?
  6. How has the pandemic affected your mental health?
  7. What can governments do to cut numbers of suicides?
  8. How good are you at helping people who are lonely?
  9. What advice do you have for lonely people?
  10. What can the minister do to help with social isolation?

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 'mask'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. When have you been lonely?
  5. Why might the pandemic be affecting women more than men?
  6. How would you deal with isolation?
  7. Are you happy being by yourself for a long time?
  8. What do you think of everyone wearing masks?
  9. How important is it to see happy faces?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the minister of loneliness?

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