English Discussion on
 Nuclear Energy


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

(1) What images spring to mind when you hear the term ‘nuclear energy’?
(2) What are the good things and bad things about nuclear energy?
(3) Would you live near a nuclear power plant if it meant your power bills were halved?
(4) What you encourage your government to adopt a nuclear energy programme if it reduced carbon emissions?
(5) Do you think people will ever see nuclear energy as safe?
(6) If there is another disaster on the scale of Chernobyl, do you think governments should stop their nuclear energy programmes?
(7) Should only democratic countries be “allowed” to have nuclear energy programmes?
(8) What are the best alternatives to nuclear energy?
(9) If the money was good, would you work at a nuclear power plant?
(10) What happens to nuclear energy when all the plutonium runs out?

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

(1) How does nuclear energy work?
(2) Are you at all worried about nuclear energy?
(3) What nuclear energy programmes exist in your country?
(4) Do you think nuclear energy now has a good image?
(5) Do you think the oil industry is happy about nuclear energy?
(6) Would you like to see nuclear powered cars?
(7) Would you buy your own “household” nuclear reactor if one was available?
(8) Why do politicians go on and on about nuclear energy for “peaceful purposes”?
(9) What do environmentalists think about nuclear energy?
(10) If nuclear energy is so clean, why isn’t it in every country?



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