English Discussion on
 Amnesty International


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What is Amnesty’s primary function?
(2) How important is Amnesty compared to charities such as Save The Children or Help The Aged?
(3) Do you think Amnesty International is a good name?
(4) Who is Amnesty International’s most famous prisoner of conscience?
(5) Why do many governments, including that of the USA, refuse to believe many of Amnesty’s reports?
(6) Do you think Amnesty International is effective?
(7) How do you think Amnesty gets information about “closed” countries and despotic regimes?
(8) How can we help protect and promote human rights?
(9) Do you think there are many countries that do not commit human rights violations?
(10) Do you think working for Amnesty International can be dangerous?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) Why is Amnesty International important?
(2) What could Amnesty do to increase its profile?
(3) What do you think of the Amnesty International logo?
(4) What do you know about the history of Amnesty International?
(5) Do you know of any other organizations similar to Amnesty?
(6) How can Amnesty be sure its facts are true?
(7) Have you ever participated in any Amnesty events?
(8) Would you ever write a letter to a government urging them to release a prisoner or stop an execution?
(9) Which countries are the biggest human rights violators?
(10) Why do you think Amnesty refuses funds from governments?



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