Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. famous in are What language? books your most the

4. What favourite are books? your

5. words you Are by ever bad upset books? in

6. movies? worse in in Is books language offensive or

7. words rock rap bad and banned? have that songs Should be

8. as history be in offensive used a lesson? old language Should books

9. writer a his/her artistry? Does take editing away

10. the Bible edited? be and Shakespeare Should of the works

11. this you like reading article? Did

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

13. think do you you what What read? about

14. about do James (007)? Bond What you know

15. Should a books there be on with language? warning offensive

16. have words an offensive changed meaning? to have What

17. attitudes have in changed years? past the How 60

18. Does be words powerful? books banning will mean less

19. Is wrong someone it as describe to 'fat'?

20. sensitivity to What you would ask the like questions readers?

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Sensitivity Readers - 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 'book'?
  3. What are the most famous books in your language?
  4. What are your favourite books?
  5. Are you ever upset by bad words in books?
  6. Is offensive language worse in books or in movies?
  7. Should rap and rock songs that have bad words be banned?
  8. Should offensive language in old books be used as a history lesson?
  9. Does editing a writer take away his/her artistry?
  10. Should the Bible and the works of Shakespeare be edited?

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 'edit'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you know about James Bond (007)?
  5. Should there be a warning on books with offensive language?
  6. What words have changed to have an offensive meaning?
  7. How have attitudes changed in the past 60 years?
  8. Does banning words mean books will be less powerful?
  9. Is it wrong to describe someone as 'fat'?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the sensitivity readers?

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