Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. is English? How important

4. What are your languages? favourite

5. and of you evolution do language? the know history about your What

6. difficult How language learn? to easy is or your

7. difficult or easy learn? How English is to

8. we Should learning Chinese all be now?

9. like English? you about What and dislike do

10. are What learn the best languages? ways to

11. Did reading like you this article?

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

13. you what think What do you read? about

14. English in be so important get How the to world? did

15. if we be same world Would language? all the spoke the more peaceful

16. thousands the How languages better? of having does world make

17. What like would learn? to new languages you

18. future? languages in won't the need learn to AI mean Will we

19. languages How should learn? people many

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

Back to the Indo-European languages lesson.

Languages - 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 'English'?
  3. How important is English?
  4. What are your favourite languages?
  5. What do you know about the evolution and history of your language?
  6. How easy or difficult is your language to learn?
  7. How easy or difficult is English to learn?
  8. Should we all be learning Chinese now?
  9. What do you like and dislike about English?
  10. What are the best ways to learn languages?

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 'language'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How did English get to be so important in the world?
  5. Would the world be more peaceful if we all spoke the same language?
  6. How does having thousands of languages make the world better?
  7. What new languages would you like to learn?
  8. Will AI mean we won't need to learn languages in the future?
  9. How many languages should people learn?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the linguists?

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