Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. you do Canal? the What know Suez about

4. things container ships? are What and good about bad the

5. disrupt How markets? the international might blockage

6. have could ship stuck? got the How

7. do to shipping the What harm does environment?

8. like on What as a be a sailor would life container ship?

9. this three What story? describe best adjectives

10. Canal? is the important Suez How

11. this reading like article? you Did

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

13. do think you you about what What read?

14. canals How are important?

15. are and differences the rivers? What between canals

16. country? What canals in your are there

17. of you think What do Egypt?

18. What the have? complexities refloating ship would technical

19. a to are challenge you? up How

20. ask to you would What captain? like ship's the questions

Back to the Suez Canal lesson.

Suez Canal - 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 'canal'?
  3. What do you know about the Suez Canal?
  4. What are the good and bad things about container ships?
  5. How might the blockage disrupt international markets?
  6. How could the ship have got stuck?
  7. What harm does shipping do to the environment?
  8. What would life be like as a sailor on a container ship?
  9. What three adjectives best describe this story?
  10. How important is the Suez Canal?

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 'ship'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How important are canals?
  5. What are the differences between canals and rivers?
  6. What canals are there in your country?
  7. What do you think of Egypt?
  8. What technical complexities would refloating the ship have?
  9. How up to a challenge are you?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the ship's captain?

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