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STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student B)

1)

Is Michael Phelps the greatest ever Olympian?

2)

What do you think of Michael Phelps?

3)

Do you think Michael Phelps’s record of eight golds at a single Olympics will ever be broken?

4)

Did you want Michael Phelps to break the record for the most number of golds won at an Olympics?

5)

Has Michael Phelps won more gold medals in Beijing than your country? What do you think of this?

6)

Do you think Michael Phelps should compete at the Olympics in 2012?

7)

Would you rather win eight swimming golds or eight athletics golds? Which is more difficult?

8)

Why do you think Michael Phelps is much better than other swimmers?

9)

What questions would you like to ask Michael Phelps?

10)

How should the USA honour Michael Phelps when he returns home?


 
 

STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show to Student A)

1)

Is Michael Phelps’s achievement better than that of any sportsman or sportswoman in history?

2)

What do you think Michael Phelps’s training schedule is like?

3)

How do you think Michael Phelps’s life will change after winning eight Olympic gold medals?

4)

What do you think of people who say winning eight swimming golds is easier than winning eight athletics golds?

5)

Do you think Michael Phelps’s achievement is the highlight of the 2008 Beijing Olympics?

6)

What job would best suit Michael Phelps after he finishes with competitive swimming?

7)

The swimwear manufacturer Speedo promised Michael Phelps $1 million if he got eight golds. Do you think he deserves the money?

8)

Do you think it’s right that Michael Phelps gets much less money than superstars from golf, tennis, football, basketball, cricket…?

9)

Do you think Australia’s Ian Thorpe could have beaten Michael Phelps if he had competed at the Beijing Olympics?

10)

Would you like to meet Michael Phelps?


 


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