English Discussion on
 Drugs in sport


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

(1) What are your thoughts on athletes using performance-enhancing drugs?
(2) Do you think athletes in all sports take drugs?
(3) Which sport seems to suffer most from participants using drugs?
(4) What is wrong with performance-enhancing drugs?
(5) If there was a vote, do you think athletes would choose to allow performance-enhancing drugs in sport?
(6) How often do you think athletes need to be tested?
(7) What do you think of lifetime bans for those who take performance-enhancing drugs?
(8) How do you think clean athletes feel about those who use drugs?
(9) Have any athletes from your country been discovered or banned?
(10) Do you think sport will ever be totally clean?

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

(1) Do you think performance-enhancing drugs are OK if they make sport more exciting and athletes break more records?
(2) Is there a difference between performance-enhancing drugs and performance-enhancing sports shoes and other equipment?
(3) Do you think the Tour De France has been badly damaged?
(4) If a World Cup Final winner used drugs to score the winning goal or point for his / her team, should the team be stripped of its trophy?
(5) Which athletes do you think are totally clean, and why?
(6) What do you think of an alternative Olympics in which all athletes take performance-enhancing drugs and steroids?
(7) Do you think an athlete who cheated by using drugs would still think he / she deserved to win his / her medal?
(8) Should a sport or country be banned if it cannot control its athletes?
(9) Have you ever been upset by finding out a sports star cheated?
(10) Would you take steroids if they made you study English better?



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