Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. think aliens? of What you do

4. think might exist? aliens Why we do

5. balloons about article? What the you do know in the

6. shootings US between tensions Could China? increase the the and

7. had no balloons Are happy the aliens? you that

8. the for What USA have you and do advice China?

9. think aliens you like? look do What

10. humans? think of would What aliens

11. reading you Did like this article?

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

13. What think you read? what about do you

14. China Why and the so USA not are between relations good?

15. of spying? think do What you

16. your think spies you other country countries? Do on

17. weather banned? be balloons Should

18. of country a balloons spy satellites? would instead Why use

19. What alien would you was house? if an your in do

20. ask to questions alien? What like you an would

Back to the balloons and aliens lesson.

Balloons and Aliens - 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 'alien'?
  3. What do you think of aliens?
  4. Why do we think aliens might exist?
  5. What do you know about the balloons in the article?
  6. Could the shootings increase tensions between the US and China?
  7. Are you happy that the balloons had no aliens?
  8. What advice do you have for the USA and China?
  9. What do you think aliens look like?
  10. What would aliens think of humans?

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 'balloon'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Why are relations between the USA and China not so good?
  5. What do you think of spying?
  6. Do you think your country spies on other countries?
  7. Should weather balloons be banned?
  8. Why would a country use spy balloons instead of satellites?
  9. What would you do if an alien was in your house?
  10. What questions would you like to ask an alien?

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