Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do you of What think tipping?

4. of self-checkout idea Do like the machines? you

5. a should Who tip give we to?

6. How give? tip a of we should much

7. or prefer human for things? when paying machine a you a Would

8. face-to-face life? is How contact important in

9. Should hotels? and for be only tipping taxis restaurants,

10. there in custom of a Is tipping country? your

11. this reading like article? Did you

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

13. think you read? about What you what do

14. counters? you think do checkout of What

15. people's self-checkout jobs? away to it OK for take machines Is

16. job? deserve in a your tip you Do

17. bottle of when we tip Should water? a buying

18. a blackmail? like prompt for a machine tip Is a on

19. do you How you tip feel someone? when

20. would ask What you a questions to like waiter?

Back to the self-checkout machines lesson.

Self-checkout Machines - 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 'checkout'?
  3. What do you think of tipping?
  4. Do you like the idea of self-checkout machines?
  5. Who should we give a tip to?
  6. How much of a tip should we give?
  7. Would you prefer a human or a machine when paying for things?
  8. How important is face-to-face contact in life?
  9. Should tipping only be for restaurants, taxis and hotels?
  10. Is there a custom of tipping in your country?

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 'tip'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What do you think of checkout counters?
  5. Is it OK for self-checkout machines to take away people's jobs?
  6. Do you deserve a tip in your job?
  7. Should we tip when buying a bottle of water?
  8. Is a prompt for a tip on a machine like blackmail?
  9. How do you feel when you tip someone?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a waiter?

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