Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. of do think you fiction? What science

4. science our world like What that looks is fiction? in

5. What chimeras? of do you scientists creating think

6. rapidly? changing of our examples world there What are

7. creating chimeras? of dangers the are What

8. a are between Frankenstein? What similarities and the chimera

9. you growing human organs do in What think of pigs?

10. limits scientists as be what to can there Should create?

11. Did this article? reading like you

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

13. what What you about read? do think you

14. What you modifying think do scientists of embryos?

15. belongs movies? think this research in horror realm of you the Do

16. the around ethical What research? are this concerns

17. of new, creating the think a do of What species? you risk half-human

18. accept in from Would organ grown a an pig? a transplant you

19. adjectives three What story? best this describe

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

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Chimera - 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 'monkey'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you think of scientists modifying embryos?
  5. Do you think this research belongs in the realm of horror movies?
  6. What are the ethical concerns around this research?
  7. What do you think of the risk of creating a new, half-human species?
  8. Would you accept a transplant from an organ grown in a pig?
  9. What three adjectives best describe this story?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the scientists?

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 'human'?
  3. What do you think of science fiction?
  4. What is in our world that looks like science fiction?
  5. What do you think of scientists creating chimeras?
  6. What examples are there of our world changing rapidly?
  7. What are the dangers of creating chimeras?
  8. What are the similarities between a chimera and Frankenstein?
  9. What do you think of growing human organs in pigs?
  10. Should there be limits as to what scientists can create?

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