Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. demographic of you do milestone? What think this

4. people 8 problems having billion the of are in world? What the

5. your Is underpopulated? overpopulated country or

6. limits countries set populations? on Should

7. the 40 years? Is it in world doubled good population

8. rates falling countries? Why many in are birth

9. What phrase the of do 'population think explosion'? you

10. the demographics country In are of what changing? your way

11. reading this article? Did you like

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

13. about What think do you what you read?

14. are people Why living longer?

15. What to causing fertility rates fall? is

16. world billion like? people of What 10 be would a

17. the world? migration is changing How

18. What the will migration future? drive in

19. number the What's to children best of have?

20. What questions U.S. you would like to the ask Census Bureau?

Back to the world population lesson.

World Population - 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 'world'?
  3. What do you think of this demographic milestone?
  4. What are the problems of having 8 billion people in the world?
  5. Is your country overpopulated or underpopulated?
  6. Should countries set limits on populations?
  7. Is it good the world population doubled in 40 years?
  8. Why are birth rates falling in many countries?
  9. What do you think of the phrase 'population explosion'?
  10. In what way are the demographics of your country changing?

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 'population'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. Why are people living longer?
  5. What is causing fertility rates to fall?
  6. What would a world of 10 billion people be like?
  7. How is migration changing the world?
  8. What will drive migration in the future?
  9. What's the best number of children to have?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the U.S. Census Bureau?

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