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

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

3. York know What you City? about do New

4. a city sinking What might experience? problems

5. of do What New City think the York skyline? you

6. are skyscrapers? and good What bad the about things

7. big? too becoming cities Are

8. think do York Big Apple"? you Why is nicknamed New 'the

9. the greatest world's city? York Is New

10. country cities in What your to natural makes prone disasters?

11. Did reading you this like article?

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

13. What you read? what about you do think

14. sinking? Should be about New city Yorkers their worried

15. sinking? How Venice do about you feel

16. Should from countryside? people cities the into move

17. people so are cities countryside? from the for Why attractive

18. like Would to live you in New City? York

19. planners New can York How engineers stop and sinking? city

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

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New York City - 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 'city'?
  3. What do you know about New York City?
  4. What problems might a sinking city experience?
  5. What do you think of the New York City skyline?
  6. What are the good and bad things about skyscrapers?
  7. Are cities becoming too big?
  8. Why do you think New York is nicknamed 'the Big Apple"?
  9. Is New York the world's greatest city?
  10. What makes cities in your country prone to natural disasters?

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 'sink'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Should New Yorkers be worried about their city sinking?
  5. How do you feel about Venice sinking?
  6. Should people move from cities into the countryside?
  7. Why are cities so attractive for people from the countryside?
  8. Would you like to live in New York City?
  9. How can city planners and engineers stop New York sinking?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the geophysicists?

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