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

(1) What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘discussion’?
(2) What’s a healthy discussion?
(3) Do you like taking part in discussions in English?
(4) Do you ever get involved in pointless discussions?
(5) Do you ever join discussion boards on the Internet? Are they good for your English?
(6) How often do you take part in political discussions?
(7) What are frank discussions, lively discussions, brief discussions and lengthy discussions? When was the last time you had each of these?
(8) What kinds of discussions do you think are really boring?
(9) Someone once said: "Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance." What does this mean? Do you agree?
(10) A Chinese proverb says: "A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books." Do you agree?

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

(1) Are you good at discussing things?
(2) What are the differences between discussions, debates and conversations?
(3) When was the last time you had a heated or animated discussion?
(4) Do you like looking at discussions on TV between a panel of experts?
(5) What are the big discussions in your country at the moment?
(6) Would you like to take a course on how to do well in discussions?
(7) Do you make a point of having the last word in a discussion?
(8) Leon Trotsky said: "If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made a great many more mistakes." Do you agree?
(9) A Kenyan proverb says: "Having a good discussion is like having riches." Do you agree?
(10) Did you like this discussion on discussions?



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