Discussion Questions - Listening

Listen to the 20 Questions.

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

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

3. do children? think you What of

4. were you? What child of kind

5. rates bring? do What falling problems birth

6. have couples children? get more How to can we

7. having are fewer no people or children? Why

8. do of think the you What Pope?

9. difficulties children? of What are raising the

10. starting a a family 'titanic is Why effort'?

11. Did this article? you reading like

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

13. what do What read? think about you you

14. you do think pets? of What

15. selfish are How you?

16. egotistical How are you?

17. overpopulation, we With shouldn't be encouraging kids? having fewer

18. Are better children? pets than

19. it to raise is children? expensive How

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

Back to the children and pets lesson.

Children and Pets - 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 'children'?
  3. What do you think of children?
  4. What kind of child were you?
  5. What problems do falling birth rates bring?
  6. How can we get couples to have more children?
  7. Why are people having fewer or no children?
  8. What do you think of the Pope?
  9. What are the difficulties of raising children?
  10. Why is starting a family a "titanic effort"?

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 'pets'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you think of pets?
  5. How selfish are you?
  6. How egotistical are you?
  7. With overpopulation, shouldn't we be encouraging having fewer kids?
  8. Are pets better than children?
  9. How expensive is it to raise children?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the Pope?

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