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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 ‘overpopulation’?
(2) What are the causes of overpopulation?
(3) What problems does overpopulation create?
(4) What can governments do to deal with overpopulation?
(5) Is there a single action the world can take to reduce overpopulation?
(6) When did overpopulation start to be a problem?
(7) Is underpopulation a problem?
(8) Who does overpopulation affect most?
(9) Do you think the problem of overpopulation will become bigger or smaller?
(10) Are there any positive things about overpopulation?

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

(1) Is overpopulation a problem in your town or country?
(2) Do natural disasters reduce overpopulation?
(3) Are the problems of overpopulation different in the developed and developing worlds?
(4) How big a threat to the planet is overpopulation?
(5) Does religion have a part to play in reducing overpopulation?
(6) Do you think the Earth might be so overpopulated one day that there’ll be no more space for us?
(7) Do you think there should be a limit on the number of children couples can have in countries with overpopulation?
(8) Do you think scientists should stop inventing new medicines to stop overpopulation?
(9) Should infertility research and treatments — including surrogacy — be continued?
(10) Is overpopulation a problem for poor or rich people?



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