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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 ‘e-mail’?
(2) How important is e-mail to you?
(3) Do you prefer writing e-mail or real letters with a pen and paper?
(4) Are you always polite in e-mails and start with “Dear” and end with a closing salutation like “Best wishes”, or “Yours sincerely”?
(5) How much time do you spend reading and writing e-mails?
(6) Do you think e-mails are fun?
(7) Do you ever receive spam mail? What do you do with it?
(8) Have you ever pressed ‘send’ and then wish you hadn’t?
(9) Are you good at replying quickly to e-mails?
(10) How many mails are there in your InBox?

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

(1) How many different e-mail accounts do you have / need?
(2) Which e-mail provider do you use (Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo..)? Are you happy with the service?
(3) Do you prefer e-mail via your mobile phone or a computer?
(4) Do you think e-mail can be dangerous?
(5) When was the last time an e-mail made you very happy or excited about something?
(6) What new functions would you like to see with e-mail?
(7) Are you worried that governments or criminals can read your mail?
(8) Have you ever waited, and waited, and waited and waited for an e-mail to arrive? How many times did you check?
(9) If you could secretly have access to someone else’s e-mail account, who would it be and why?
(10) What will replace e-mail in the future?



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