Discussion Questions - Listening

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

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

3. do of think What you national service?

4. help their 18-year-olds How can country?

5. 18 Is age be? best to the

6. Would to navy army, air the or force? join you choose

7. work? military prefer or to service you do community Would

8. work a month for Is enough? weekend one voluntary

9. local you your How help can community?

10. build you do can country's to What your culture?

11. Did article? this you like reading

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

13. think what What you do about read? you

14. army? a its on country spend much should How

15. important Is spend money to more it defence or education? on

16. a How in year you feel would about army? the doing

17. Do you enough have freedom?

18. service Does away take freedom? someone's national

19. spend military? time the Should young in people all

20. leader? like the What you questions to would ask UK

Back to the national service lesson.

National Service - 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 phrase 'national'?
  3. What do you think of national service?
  4. How can 18-year-olds help their country?
  5. Is 18 the best age to be?
  6. Would you choose to join the army, navy or air force?
  7. Would you prefer to do military service or community work?
  8. Is voluntary work for one weekend a month enough?
  9. How can you help your local community?
  10. What can you do to build your country's culture?

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 'service'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. How much should a country spend on its army?
  5. Is it more important to spend money on defence or education?
  6. How would you feel about doing a year in the army?
  7. Do you have enough freedom?
  8. Does national service take away someone's freedom?
  9. Should all young people spend time in the military?
  10. What questions would you like to ask the UK leader?

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