English Discussion on
 Blood Diamonds


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

(1) Why are blood diamonds called blood diamonds?
(2) Which term do you prefer, ‘blood diamonds’ or ‘conflict diamonds’?
(3) What do you know about blood diamonds?
(4) Why do countries buy these diamonds?
(5) Would you buy a blood diamonds product if it was really cheap?
(6) Does your country insist on “conflict-free” diamond certificates?
(7) How can you be sure you’re not buying a conflict diamond?
(8) Is there a difference between conflict diamonds and conflict oil?
(9) Will warlords still find ways of making money from conflict diamonds even though the international community is trying to stop them?
(10) Will campaigns against conflict diamonds be that effective?

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

(1) Have you seen the Leonardo DiCaprio movie “Blood Diamond”?
(2) Do you think diamond companies like DeBeers want the trade in conflict diamonds stopped?
(3) Do you think there is enough public awareness of the conflict diamonds issue?
(4) If you found you had a blood diamond, what would you do with it?
(5) How do you think warlords get their money from blood diamonds?
(6) Do you think any other natural resources are used to finance warlords?
(7) Do you think many wars would stop if the trade in blood diamonds ended?
(8) Do you think the trade in conflict diamonds will ever end?
(9) What question would you like to ask a blood diamond seller?
(10) What do you think his/her answer would be?



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